Showcase visitor, James Miller had this to say, "We had a great time. To see all the hard work everyone put in to all the projects was great. I even learned of a few programs that Lytle offers that I had no idea. I am a plumber and I learned of the plumbers program offered. The robotics club and all of the computer related programs are great. Thank you to all and the hard work put into the showcase!"
We want to thank our Pirate LookOut! Volunteers. We've had 5 parent volunteers help so far, adding an extra protective watch over our campuses this week. We also thank our local law enforcement for their service and support. Atascosa and Medina County deputies as well as Lytle police are regularly on Pirate LookOut! at our campuses. Lytle ISD staff, students, and our families can't thank you enough for your daily support and vigilance.
Registration for Kinder and Head Start in the Lytle Primary Library
Wednesday, April 4, 8am-3pm
Thursday, April 5, 8am-6pm
For info: 830-709-5140
Friday before we left for spring break we held our 1st Annual Pirate Track & Field Day for our students in special education as well as students from Medina Valley, Natalia, Somerset, and Devine. There are SO many people, volunteers, and sponsors that we would like to thank, but there is no way I could mention everyone. If you participated or helped or sponsored in any way, thank you so much.
I do want to send out a "shout out" to all Lytle Elementary 5th grade students and teachers. Thank You! Thank You! If you didn’t happen to be there during the time Roberto & Cristobal ran their first race, you missed it! The students and teachers cheered so loudly for these 2 participants that Jay Tope, our announcer, couldn’t even hear himself talk! It was a great moment. It is the exact reason why years ago we began to include all students with special needs in the general education setting.
Overall it was a huge success and we hope to continue this in the future. I do want to thank ALL the teachers that brought their students out to see the event, it was great to see the stands full of Lytle Pirates of all ages.
The kids are the ones that benefitted the most from this day, both Special Education and General Education. According to sophomore Camryn Hoffman, “Everyone was just filled with love. There was so much happiness, EVERYWHERE. I wish we could do this more than once a year.”
Thank you Mrs. Migura and Skull Studios. They do an awesome job covering our events. Check out the drone footage!
Director of Special Education
Lytle Primary School AND Lytle Elementary School have been nominated for a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2017-2018 school year by the Flippen Group. 14 years ago, school administrators 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, Lytle Primary School AND Lytle Elementary School 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. As a result of implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts, the schools have developed a culture of relationship building: staff to student, student to student, staff to staff, school to families, and school to communities.
Over the next several months, a Flippen Group site team will visit Lytle Primary School AND Lytle Elementary School to observe the progress taking place and decide whether the campus qualifies to become a recipient of this year’s Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards.
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. “Discipline problems nearly non-existent,” and “Academic achievement constantly improving,” are common feedback followingCapturing Kids’ Hearts implementation.
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. Finally, they will conduct an additional survey to collect feedback regarding the perceived climate and culture of the campus and its conduciveness to learning. 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, contact:
Office Phone: 1-800-316-4311
Office Fax: 1-877-941-4700