Cleveland High School And Cleveland Middle School Named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Cleveland High School and Cleveland Middle School were named a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School.

Capturing Kids’ Heart, a Flippen Group program, focuses on building a positive culture by connecting with students. This award is both a high aspiration and an exemplary recognition of excellence, officials said.

As a National Showcase School, CHS and CMS are recognized for their exemplary outcomes through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts process.

Cleveland Middle School Principal Dr. Leneda Laing said, “I am proud of all that our faculty, staff and students have accomplished at CMS. They have come together during this challenging time to make it an amazing school year. We firmly believe in the quote by Flip Flippen, 'If you capture a child’s heart, you have their mind.'  At CMS, we firmly believe in our students and strive each day to show them that we care.”

Cleveland High School Principal Autumn O’Bryan, said, “We are so proud to be named a National Showcase School for the second year in a row. Our students and staff have worked hard to be intentional in their interactions. We believe relationships are the foundation of learning and are so proud to be recognized for that work.”

Dr. Russell Dyer, director of Cleveland City Schools, said, “I am proud of the work we are doing to support the social and emotional health of our students in all of our schools. I am especially proud of the work that’s being honored at Cleveland Middle and Cleveland High School. Congratulations to both schools on being named Capturing Kids Hearts Showcase Schools.”


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