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ALL Forney ISD Campuses Selected For Capturing Kids’ Hearts® National Awards

All  Forney ISD campuses were selected for national awards from Capturing Kids’ Hearts® for the 2022-2023 school year.  

  • Blackburn Elementary, National Showcase Campus

  • Claybon Elementary, National Showcase Campus

  • Criswell Elementary, National Showcase Campus

  • Crosby Elementary, National Showcase Campus

  • Griffin Elementary, National Showcase Campus

  • Henderson Elementary, National Showcase Campus

  • Johnson Elementary, National Showcase Campus

  • Lewis Elementary, National Showcase Campus

  • Willett Elementary, Rising Star Campus*

  • Rhea Intermediate, National Showcase Campus  (3rd year in a row)

  • Rhodes Intermediate, National Showcase Campus

  • Smith Intermediate, National Showcase Campus (3rd year in a row)

  • Brown Middle School, National Showcase Campus

  • Jackson Middle School, National Showcase Campus

  • Warren Middle School, National Showcase Campus

  • Forney High School, National Showcase Campus

  • North Forney High School, National Showcase Campus

*New schools are not eligible to be a CKH National Showcase campus until they are in their second year, but may receive a Rising Star award if they demonstrated exemplary progress and fidelity of implementation in your first year of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts® Journey.


The award celebrates campuses across the nation that go above and beyond in building a safe and welcoming environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn.


“Relationships first is our core value, and our teachers, paras, campus admin, bus drives, child nutrition, custodians - every single one of our staff - do an incredible job connecting and supporting our students. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication our staff devotes to building a positive learning environment for students,” said Forney ISD Superintendent Dr. Justin Terry. “This award validates their continuous commitment to building relationships with students to create a safe, positive campus culture.”


For over three decades, Capturing Kids’ Hearts® has brought tools to thousands of campuses nationwide that equip teachers, coaches, administrators, and district leaders to implement transformational processes focused on cultivating student-connectedness, improving school culture, and fostering character development. These processes are designed to directly impact every aspect of a school community. 


Capturing Kids’ Hearts® is proud to recognize campuses implementing these processes with measurable results that are making a difference in the lives of students. 


“Being named a National Showcase School is an honor for any district. To have all of our campuses selected to receive national honors is just incredible,” said Forney ISD Board President Greg Pharris. “Our staff are so deserving of this honor.”


Capturing Kids’ Hearts® National Showcase School awardees are evaluated and selected based on survey and performance data from administrators, teachers, staff, and students. Decreases in discipline referrals as well as positive campus culture and climate are common themes among the data from awarded campuses.


For more information about CKH National Showcase campuses and Rising Stars visit