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The Flippen Group to help Highlands Schools Bring Out the Best in People.
November 2011
Smart Business writes about the Flippen Group and it’s processes in their online article ‘How The Flippen Group Uses Multiple Avenues to Help People Reach Their Potential.’  |  July 2011 | Download PDF
In an interview for SUCCESS Magazine, top Leadership Expert, Flip Flippen, weighs in on the question – “What practices do leaders execute daily, monthly and yearly to achieve success?”  Read and learn how to become a more effective, admirable and dynamic leader – starting now! | April 2009
Read about Flip’s strategies for identifying personal constraints and his plan for breaking free of them in an article for SUCCESS Magazine. | April 2009
Read about Flip Flippen's key note to George West ISD - Breaking Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back. | March 2009
Stephen F. Austin State University alum Flip Flippen talks about his experience at the university and his book, "The Flip Side" in their newsletter "The SFA Vista". (PDF) | May 2008
This article appeared on Education World's website. It offers insight on how the business community helps fund programs, like Capturing Kids' Hearts in times of tightening budgets. (PDF) | August, 2007
The Flippen Group is the second best place to work in the state, according to Texas Monthly magazine.
PDF reprinted from The Eagle | February 4, 2007
Press Release: Texas Partners Honor the “60 Best Companies to Work for in Texas” at Awards Luncheon
"The Flip Side" Press Release from Springboard Press (PDF) | January 2007
"The Flip Side" Press Release from Jane Wesman Public Relations (PDF)
January 2007
Black Voice News: "County Implements World-Class Program". Read about how Capturing Kids' Hearts is affecting Riverside County Schools.
February 2007

Read about a Delaware County school district in Pennsylvania that is using Capturing Kids’ Hearts as part of a plan to prevent bullying in schools. | October 2010
Superintendent Lance Stout of USD 480 in Liberal, Kansas credits Capturing Kids’ Hearts as one of the initiatives that helped his district make Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time in six years. | September 2010
New principal, Dara Richardson plans to implement Capturing Kids’ Hearts school-wide at T.H. Johnson Elementary in Taylor, TX. | July 2010
Capturing Kids’ Hearts participant Marjorie Stealey has been named Virginia’s Principal of the Year and is now a finalist for National Principal of the Year.
April 2010
Read how the Keystone Curriculum is making a difference at Armstrong Elementary School in Conroe, TX. | March 2010
Huffman ISD is currently working on a project that is dear to their hearts – and they hope to capture their students’ hearts while they are at it. (PDF)
February 2010
FOX 17 in Muskegon, Michigan highlights their "School of the Week", Timberland Academy. | January 2010
From closing the interview to landing the job, employers are looking for the full package. One high school in Enfield, Connecticut is helping students become young professionals. | November 2009
Read how Capturing Kid’s Hearts program is promoting relationships at Travis Elementary School in Midland, TX. (PDF) | September 2009
Read this exciting article (published in Spanish) regarding Flippen Group trainer, Omar DeLaRosa, recent Capturing Kid's Hearts training in Kansas conducted fully in Spanish. (PDF) | September 2009
Congratulations Todd Wirt, Mooresville High School Principal being named Administrator of the Year for the Mooresville School District, NC (PDF) | September 2009
Read how Charles County Public Schools student suspensions decreased for the fifth consecutive year and why CKH is part of the reason! | August 2009
Thomas Stone High named Maryland School of Character | August 2009
Read how Wyoming Park High School dealt with recent gun incident on campus and how Capturing Kids’ Hearts is at the foundation of creating and maintaining positive behaviors between teachers and students. | April 2009
Hamtramck Academy tries 'Capturing Kids' Hearts' to boost performance and cut discipline issues.
March 2009
Read how Thomas Stone High School has 'flipped' over positive relationships.
March 2009
Superintendent D. Joseph Joyner of St. Johns County School, Florida has been named Florida’s Superintendent of the Year for 2009 by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. (PDF) | February 2009
Read how Capturing Kids’ Hearts is making an impact on both the teachers and students at Kentwood Crestwood Middle School in Kentwood, MI. (PDF)
February 2009

Students at Windemere Park Charter Academy don't start the school day with an assignment.

They start with a handshake.

The Lansing Township charter school this year started a program called, "Capturing Kids' Hearts," which aims to foster better relationships between school staff members and students. (PDF) | February 2009

See what the Austin American Statesman has to say about a remarkable man with a remarkable plan… and what it can mean for you. | January 2009
Congratulations to first grade teacher Dana K. Wagner of Anderson-Shiro Elementary who recently received the 2009 Distinguished Educator of the Year by Sam Houston State University… read how Capturing Kids’ Hearts helped her to make a difference in the lives of her students. | January 2009
Read how Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes are helping to improve the culture at Paramount Charter Academy. | January 2009
Stelle Claughton Middle School is being honored as one of ten national 2009 Breakthrough Schools by MetLife Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). (PDF) | December 2008
New principal, Clyde Tarrence of Cañon City High School in Colorado continues the work of interim principal Clyde Webb with Capturing Kids' Hearts. Staff members attended the three-day program that teaches staff about establishing a welcoming environment for students in the classroom and in the school.

“It’s a whole different approach of how to address kids,” Tarrence boasts of his 10 staff members certified in Capturing Kids’ Hearts, and he hopes to eventually see certification of the entire CCHS staff.
(PDF) | September 2008
Congratulations to Assistant Principal, Ted Huff at Frances Howell Middle School in St. Charles, Missouri, a recent summer Capturing Kids' Hearts program graduate whose school was recognized by the Character Education Partnership as a 2008 National School of Character. (PDF) | August 2008
From the Los Angeles Times, read how Los Angeles Unified School District is using Capturing Kids' Hearts as part of their school-reform efforts.
(PDF) | July 2008
Connecticut technical schools improve performance on tests…read how Capturing Kids’ Hearts is helping to make this a reality. (PDF) | July 2008
Norco Elementary School now has 75% of their faculty trained in Capturing Kids' Hearts. This article talks about the impact it has had on the entire community. (PDF) | June 2008
Tommy Smigiel from Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia is a finalist for NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR (1 of 8 in the country).
(PDF) | May 2008
Kentwood High School in Michigan requires that students take "Teen Leadership" in their Freshman year. They have seen dramatic results in building relationships and taking personal responsibiity for their behavior.
(PDF) | April 2008
See how Capturing Kids' Hearts is changing the culture at Thomas Stone High School. | March 2008
Kaynor teachers are Capturing Kids' Hearts and building teen leaders. During a recent visit to Kaynor Tech, Patricia Keavney was able to observe first hand the “Flippen Process” as applied through a Teen Leadership class.
(PDF) | March 2008
Tommy Smigiel from Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia was named 2008 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Tommy teaches Teen Leadership.

Click here to read the article. Click the video icon to watch a news clip about Tommy.
Gayle Sols Zavala from Gove Elementary in Belle Glade, Florida was one of 20 teachers selected for USA Today's All-USA Teacher Team. They are selected by a panel of judges from nominees across the country. Educators were
nominated by school administrators, parents, students, colleagues or family members.

Click here for the full USA Today article (PDF). | December 2007
Click here for the article in the Florida Department of Education Newsletter (PDF) | December 2007
Principal Leadership Magazine writes about Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia and their use of Capturing Kids' Hearts and Teen Leadership in their school system (PDF). | November 2007
From Tidewater Teacher Magazine, learn how The Flippen Group’s Teen Leadership course is helping to transform Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia. (PDF) | October 2007
This exciting story that was recently published in the San Jacinto Unified School District newsletter – The Mountain Echo.  The story highlights the success of both Capturing Kids' Hearts and Teen Leadership within their district. | April 2007
"Capturing Kids' Hearts" Session An Aid In Child Development at Tyler ISD. A sampling of the more than 150 teachers attending the training are interviewed. From the Tyler Morning Telegraph | August 2007
Paul Newton, principal at Enrico Fermi High School, has been named the 2007 Connecticut High School Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools. | February 2007
USA Today: Ridgewood Middle School highlighted as a 'School of Character'.
February 2007
San Jacinto High School celebrates success with Capturing Kids' Hearts and our Teen Leadership curriculum. From The Press Enterprise | February 2007
Two Durham Public Schools middle schools receive prestigious national recognition for their strong course selection, innovative character education for students, and a zest for overall academic excellence. Carrington Middle School and Shepard Middle Magnet School both have been named Schools to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.
Press Release (PDF) | January 2007
Teachers learn how to Capture Kids’ Hearts in Youngstown, OH – read and see how you too can bring this transformational process to your school.
July 2006
Shawnee High School teacher Gaye Shepherd teaches Teen Leadership to capacity classrooms in her school. (PDF) | June 2006

The Highlands County School Board in Sebring, Florida are using Capturing Kids' Hearts and Teen Leadership as the foundation to help ninth graders make a smooth adjustment to high school. It focuses on preparing adolescents for an adulthood based on lifelong learning. From the News Sun (PDF) | October 2006

Susan Simpson of White Settlement ISD named Superintendent of the Year 2005 by the Texas Association of School Boards. Press Release (PDF) | 2005
Teachers from the Whitefish Bay School District in Wisconsin talk about the impact of Capturing Kids' Hearts on their student culture.
(PDF) | December 2004

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