Volumen 12, Edicion 10 - Diciembre 20, 2018
Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins
Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language
Hello Fronteras Families!
THANK YOU FOR A FABULOUS FIRST SEMESTER!
We wish all of you a wonderful winter break and a fantastic start to the New Year!
See you January 7, 2019!
“Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.” - Michael Josephson
Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School Nominated for a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM Award
Fronteras has been nominated for a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2018-2019 school year by the Flippen Group. Eight years ago, MSBSD leadership and Fronteras administration began an initiative to transform the campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come together with a love for learning.
After researching programs used by many of the nation’s most successful schools, Fronteras chose to join hands with the Flippen Group to bring Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ to its campus. Teachers and staff have continued to learn the processes needed to connect students with their peers and adults on campus and to create classrooms where students are excited to learn every day. Fronteras was selected as a National Showcase School in 2016-17 & 2017-18.
Since 1990, campuses across the country have experienced amazing outcomes with Capturing Kids’ Hearts tools and processes, creating the socio-emotional safety conducive to learning. Flippen Group provides educators the skills they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Openness replaces defensiveness. Judging and feelings of being judged are replaced with acceptance and real connectedness to the school. Campuses consistently implementing Capturing Kids Hearts processes often report increases in academic improvement and reductions in discipline referrals.
Through the National Showcase Schools awards, Flippen Group seeks to recognize and celebrate schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Flippen Group believes the unsung heroes who produce exemplary outcomes in schools and pave the way for other schools to follow need and deserve recognition for a job well done.
Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country are considered for this award based on the following criteria: 1) nomination based on observation, 2) level of implementation of Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes by all staff as measured by online surveys, and 3) data demonstrating that Capturing Kids’ Hearts has made a significant improvement in attendance, discipline, climate/culture, or academics.
Since the nomination period is now closed, Flippen Group teams will begin conducting site visits to nominated campuses to gather additional quantitative and qualitative data and interview students, teachers, administrators, and parents. They will compile a matrix of key measurements from the campus observation. Following the site visit, the selection team will review all accumulated data and select the campuses to be this year’s recipients of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards.
The Flippen Group is proud to recognize the outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of our children. As they identify these outstanding schools, campus leaders, and teachers each year, please join in celebrating some of the most skilled and effective educators in the country!
For more information about the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, visit: www.flippengroup.com
Bronte' will be recognized at the spring special recognition board meeting, as she was in Arizona competing and qualifying in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s Hunter Horse Shows. She, along with two other riders from the Valley, are competing on Scottsdale Equestrian Team II; which is based in Scottsdale, Arizona!
If you would like to sign your child up for swimming, please contact the Palmer Pool at 861-7676!
Just keep swimming.............just keep swimming...........just keep swimming.............