Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Premier High School of Granbury honored as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School


Premier High School of Granbury has been recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for the second consecutive year. This prestigious award highlights the school’s dedication to fostering a positive and caring environment for its students through the CKH program.

Additionally, Marsha Grissom was named 2024 Campus Director of the Year among Premier High Schools across the state.

“We are all responsible for the success of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program in our school,” said Grissom. “This award simply reinforces the fact that we truly care about our students and their potential to become positive citizens and lifelong learners.”

PHS has been involved in the CKH program for several years, continuously improving its approach by building solid relationships with students and their families. The entire staff has committed to the program, implementing daily builders that contribute to its success.

“The initial training for teachers was between 32 and 40 hours,” Grissom explained. “The training time was immersive, engaging, insightful and enjoyable.”

The CKH mission is straightforward: to win students’ hearts and lead them to their personal best. Responsive Education Solutions, which funds the program, supports this mission.

“As a staff, we totally believe this is a worthy program,” Grissom said. “One of the beauties of the program is that our students know what to expect when they walk in our doors daily, and they know they will be cared for in a safe and caring learning environment.”

Capturing Kids’ Hearts equips K-12 education professionals with transformational processes focused on social-emotional well-being, relationship-driven campus culture, and student connectedness. The program includes experiential training, expert coaching, a character-based student curriculum and personalized support.

The foundation of CKH dates back to its founder, Flip Flippen, who was inspired by his second-grade teacher, Mrs. Matthews. Her encouragement led Flip to dedicate his life to helping people reach their potential. This vision has since grown, and today, according to the CKH website, CKH introduces its processes to over 37,000 educators each year nationwide.

“We have consistently participated in the program by celebrating our students through the models and foundation builders of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program,” Grissom noted.

Through CKH, PHS of Granbury continues cultivating relational capacity, improving school culture, strengthening trust between teachers and students, building self-managing classrooms, creating accountability, improving academic performance, and fostering trauma-informed care.

“The recognition as a CKH National Showcase School is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students,” Grissom said. “We are proud to be part of a program that makes such a positive impact on our community.”

Premier High School of Granbury’s commitment to the CKH program and its students ensures it will continue to practice excellence in education and shape the leaders of tomorrow.