Castle Hills Elementary: A Great Expectations Model School
Castle Hills Elementary campus culture is one that exudes thoughtfulness, teamwork and consideration. Over the last couple of years, Castle Hills has implemented a national program called Great Expectations, a program created to motivate, inspire and challenge individuals to achieve excellence in in learning and living.
Castle Hills implemented Great Expectations, which was founded in 1991, for the 2014-15 school year after a group of teachers toured schools in other districts in the area. With enthusiasm and passion, they returned to Taylor and requested they apply the program to their campus.
“When you walk through our halls, you will see how alert our students are of one another, and even when there are visitors around,” Taylor said. “If you come to a classroom as a guest and knock on the door, you will be greeted by a student who is ready to help. We work on eye contact, a firm hand shake and projecting our voices. These skills will be so important or them when they move on from Castle Hills throughout the rest of their schooling and even on into the workforce.”
“We’re honored to be able to help instill these values into our students,” Taylor added. “We can’t wait to see all of the great things they will accomplish, and we are so happy to have a hand in laying the foundation for the great things that are to come for them.