Courtesy of the Hollister School District:
The Hollister School District is proud to announce that Ladd Lane and Sunnyslope Elementary Schools are currently under consideration for a prestigious honor awarded by the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program.
The Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award is challenging to achieve and is awarded to schools that exemplify the Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes.
Hollister School District Superintendent Diego Ochoa said the following:
“I am proud of the work being done by Principal Ostoja, Principal Rivas, and their talented staff. When I visit these campuses, I see the hallmarks of the CKH philosophy.”
This CKHs honor annually recognizes schools that are committed to making a difference in the lives of all students.
Principal Ostoja said this: “The CKH process has been a journey that has helped create deeper relationships among teachers, students, and staff. I feel lucky to serve as principal of Ladd Lane, partly because of the commitment to the process.”
Since 2017, the Ladd Lane and Sunnyslope faculty have received training in Capturing Kids’ Hearts. The schools have seen immediate positive impacts from implementing the program, such as improved attendance, decreased bullying, and student leadership development.
The school district is currently working to ensure that all schools are implementing the Capturing Kids’ Hearts ideals and Director of Student Services Kip Ward is leading the charge.
Superintendent Ochoa said: “Kip is currently working with all principals to keep CKH at the forefront of our daily work. This year is Ladd Lane’s and Sunnyslope’s opportunity to shine and I believe that our other schools will be next.”
The school district will be informed of the selection for this honor in January 2020.