Gower School District 62 is implementing the Capturing Kids’ Process, which involves working with students on the Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards in order to help students be successful in all settings. Teachers and students work together to create a “social or class contract” to define how members of the classroom ‘community’ will treat each other. These cornerstone documents are used as a way to build and maintain a supportive environment for all students and are regularly referred to throughout the school year. There are several components to the Capturing Kids’ Process, however the main focus is on a way of being: respectful, respected, building relationships, sharing “Good Things”, making good decisions, self-managing behaviors, and a positive learning environment for all. Since adopting the process in the 2012-2013 school year and making a long-term commitment to building a supportive environment for all students, both Gower West and Gower Middle School have been recognized as National CKH Showcase Schools, making Gower School District a National CKH Showcase District!
To learn more about the Capturing Kids’ Hearts process, please visit their website here.