• 5 Year Celebration

    Since launching Communicate with H.E.A.R.T.® on Valentine’s Day 2014, a clear sign that H.E.A.R.T. is taking hold is in the number of Educators celebrated as H.E.A.R.T. Champions for exhibiting exceptional S.T.A.R.T. with Heart, and Respond with H.E.A.R.T. behaviors.  To commemorate this 5 year milestone throughout the district, those educators nominated and recognized as HEART Champions received and many wore their “HEART Champion” red polo shirts on Valentine’s Day 2019!  Also, CMSD central office locations at 1111 Superior, Woodland, East Professional Center, and Ridge Road joined in the anniversary festivities by designing Communicate with HEART “Pop-Up Stations” which included HEART messaging materials coupled with their own special HEART-felt touches.  

  • ALL of the HEART pop-up stations were wonderfully done, thank you to all of those who helped to put HEART on display! The Educators located at 1111 Superior took part in a friendly contest, to own the bragging rights for the most creative pop-up station:

    1st Place – Tammara Hill, Chief Executive Office:  "CMSD is Poppin' with HEART" who displayed the creativity of incorporating her own slogan and adding the popcorn (red decorated, at that!) 

    2nd Place – Velita Hill & Scherhera Shearer: Engagement Office / School Choice, we enjoyed the incorporation that our biggest HEART really is in our schools with our students (as well as the photos of HEART Champions!)

    Honorable Mention – Cynthia Fisher, Chief Academic Office:  The judges LOVED the technology element -- it was such a nice touch!

    Honorable Mention – Patty Schultz, Special Education:  Out the box touches with floor balloons


    The pictures here capture the celebration as part of this 5th year anniversary.  Thank You to all educators for your daily service and dedication to our scholars’ and educators’ experience, and for being attuned to our customer experience goals – we believe that a little HEART goes a long way!