Mission CISD celebrates national recognitions for Capturing Kids Hearts Program

MISSION, TX – (May 9, 2024) - Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) has been recognized as a 2023-2024 Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School District award winner. In addition to the district award, 19 Mission CISD campuses have once again been honored with the Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase recognition as well. 


This acknowledgment underscores the district's commitment to fostering a nurturing and supportive environment for its students.


The Capturing Kids Hearts program, renowned for its experiential training, expert coaching, and character-based curriculum, aims to equip K-12 education professionals with transformative tools focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-building, and student connectedness. 


Through personalized support and a dedicated approach, the program empowers educators to create a culture of positivity and inclusivity within their schools according to their website. 


19 Mission CISD Schools have earned Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Recognition: 

  • Alton Elementary (2 years)
  • Bryan Elementary 
  • Cantu Elementary (2 years)
  • Castro Elementary (2 years)
  • Cavazos Elementary
  • Escobar-Rios Elementary (2 years)
  • Leal Elementary (2 years)
  • Marcell Elementary
  • Midkiff Elementary (2 years)
  • Mims Elementary
  • O’Grady Elementary (2 years)
  • Pearson Elementary (2 years)
  • Salinas Elementary (2 years)
  • Waitz Elementary (2 years)
  • Alton Memorial JHS (2 years)
  • K. White JHS (2 years)
  • Mission Collegiate High School (2 years)
  • Mission High School
  • Veterans Memorial High School (2 years)


These institutions have demonstrated exceptional dedication to implementing the principles of the Capturing Kids Hearts program, resulting in meaningful impacts on student engagement and overall campus culture.


Dr. Carol G. Perez, Superintendent of Schools for Mission CISD, expressed her gratitude for this recognition, emphasizing its significance for both the schools and the district as a whole.


"On behalf of the Mission CISD Board of Trustees, Executive Leadership Team, faculty, and staff, we are immensely proud of our dedicated campuses for achieving this prestigious recognition," Perez said. 


"This honor reflects our collective commitment to providing our students with an enriching educational experience that prioritizes their social-emotional growth and overall wellbeing."


Per Perez Mission CISD remains steadfast in its dedication to creating an environment where every student feels valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential. 


The district looks forward to building upon this achievement and continuing to nurture a culture of excellence and compassion across its campuses.