CELEBRATING MOMENTS THAT MATTER

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. ONE EPISODE AT A TIME.

JOSTENS RENAISSANCE®

Live Events

 Culture. Climate. Leadership. Come and join us at one of our Jostens Renaissance Live events as we discuss ways to positively impact your school’s culture and climate using the tools and resources available through Jostens Renaissance. Topics covered will include proven ideas for making a positive impact on your school’s culture and climate, leadership skills for students and educators alike, proven methods for improving graduation rates, attendance rates, and discipline rates, and much, much more!

 

JOSTENS RENAISSANCE®

National Conference

The Jostens Renaissance National Conference is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings all educational stakeholders together with the focus of creating a positive school climate and culture. Whether you’re an established Renaissance school or a first-time participant, the Jostens Renaissance Conference will help you inspire students to academic success while celebrating the moments that matter.

The 2020 Jostens Renaissance National Conference will occur July 13 – 15 in Anaheim, CA.

 

JOSTENS RENAISSANCE®

Leadership Curriculum

Bringing the Magic of Renaissance to the classroom

The new Jostens Renaissance Leadership Curriculum converges the study of leadership principles with the action of building a healthy school-wide climate and culture.

 

 

JOSTENS RENAISSANCE®

School of Distinction

Recognizing Renaissance Excellence

The Jostens Renaissance School of Distinction designation was created to celebrate those schools that, in collaboration with the Renaissance community, are making a positive impact on school climate and culture through executing the Renaissance formula:

 

RESPECT + RECOGNIZE + REWARD + REINFORCE = RESULTS

 

THE HARBOR

Character Development. One Episode at a Time.

The Harbor by Jostens is a weekly online video series that builds character in students and culture on campus.

 

THE PULSE –

Student Recognition Survey.

Are there gaps between how students feel recognized & how adults feel they are recognizing them? The Pulse can help.

 

JOSTENS RENAISSANCE® IN ACTION

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COACHES’ CORNER: BEING THE AUTHOR OF YOUR STORY
by Dr. Darrin Peppard In today’s public schools we are “evaluated and graded” on test scores, perception, and the words of outside people. Is it fair? […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: MAY – LAUREN KLEIN
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Lauren Klein from LaSalle-Peru High School in LaSalle, Illinois. Her nominator Andrea Henry writes (lightly edited): “As […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY OF THE MONTH: MAY – TERRI VANDERWIJST
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty of the Month is Terri Vanderwijst from Mountain Ridge Middle School in Gerrardstown, West Virginia. Nominator Ronald Branch II describes how […]
A Night To Remember
“A Night to Remember” tells the story of a very special prom night for students of Portland High School in Portland, Tennessee. The school’s Renaissance students […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY OF THE MONTH: APRIL – CHELSEA SHIELDS
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty of the Month is Chelsea Shields from Saginaw High School in Saginaw, Texas. Nominator Courtney Parker describes how treating everyone with kindness […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: APRIL – KAIDEN CASSANO
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Kaiden Cassano from Chisholm Trail High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Her nominator Carla Hardy writes (lightly […]
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COACHES’ CORNER: GOING ALL IN FOR OUR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS
by Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder As we head into April which is officially designated Autism Awareness month, it is important to remember how we include all students […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: MARCH – STEPHANIE GRIPP
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Stephanie Gripp from Bureau Valley High School in Manlius, IL. Her nominator writes (lightly edited): “Stephanie found […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY OF THE MONTH: MARCH – SHERRY FITZGERALD
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty of the Month is Sherry FitzGerald from Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia. Nominator Katerina Rushizky describes the importance of […]
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COACHES’ CORNER: Q&A – HOW ARE YOU RESPONDING TO VAPING?
Thanks to Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder, Sara Cowey, Rhett Ladner, Dr. Darrin Peppard, and Dr. Steve Woolf for sharing their ideas. Their comments were lightly edited and […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY – JAY WATTERWORTH
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty of the Month is Jay Watterworth from Philip Simmons High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Nominator Dr. Connie McClanahan gives Jay […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY – TAYON SMITH
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Tayon Smith from Goose Creek High School in South Carolina. Nominator Amanda Cooper writes: “Tayon is a […]
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COACHES’ CORNER: LEADERSHIP – A LABOR OF LOVE
Leadership – A Labor of Love by Sara Cowey, M.S. Many years ago, at my first Jostens Renaissance National conference, I watched and listened to several […]
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Q&A with Renaissance Coaches: How Do You Connect with Parents?
Thanks to Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder, Sara Cowey, Rhett Ladner, Dr. Darrin Peppard, and Dr. Steve Woolf for sharing their ideas for this article. What ongoing groups […]
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COACHES’ CORNER: GROW, BABY, GROW!
Elementary Renaissance is Key to a Successful District Program: A Way to Create Leaders at a Young Age By Rhett Ladner As we endure this dark, […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY OF THE MONTH: JANUARY – ALLISON RANEY
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty of the Month is Allison Raney from The Independent School in Wichita, Kansas. Nominator Deborah Johnson raves about the impact Allison […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: JANUARY – RJ MOILAN
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is RJ Moilan from Prairie Vista Middle School in Texas. The above photo was taken with a truck […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER – KATERINA RUSHIZKY
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Katerina Rushizky from Jefferson High School in West Virginia. The above photo was taken at summer camp, […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER – AMBER CARLS
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty of the Month is Amber Carls from Flanagan-Cornell High School in Flanagan, Illinois. Amber is off to a great start with […]
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COACHES’ CORNER: ELEMENTARY RENAISSANCE
Elementary Renaissance is Key to a Successful District Program: A Way to Create Leaders at a Young Age By Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder When schools begin to […]

FEATURED STORIES

A Showcase for Climate and Culture

Jostens Renaissance® Education’s Featured Stories are here to highlight culture and climate current events, Renaissance stories from your school and insights from experts. Check back regularly to see Renaissance in action!

FEATURED STORIES

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Tireless Staff Award
Recognize your staff’s tireless work efforts with the Tireless Staff Award. School type: Elementary, Middle School, High School Activity goal: Awarded to a staff member who […]
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Applause
Welcome students as they arrive on the first day of school with applause and cheers from the school staff. School type: Elementary, Middle School, High School […]
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Blaze of Glory
Motivate seniors during their final year of school and prevent them from crashing and burning academically. School Type: High School Activity goal: Motivate seniors to finish […]
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Peoples Choice Award
A formal ceremony that, allows school staff to recognize outstanding students for reasons such as hard work, leadership or any criteria they choose. School Type: Middle […]
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Staffulty Commitment Wall
The goal of the Staffulty Wall Signing is to help welcome new Staffulty to your school, and to show our commitment as Staffulty to students, parents, […]
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Just Checking In Cards
Students are often the first to know when another student is having a rough day or could use a little extra attention. These cards give them […]
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Idea Exchange Template Copy
A great way to recognize members from each department of your staffulty throughout the school year. School type: Elementary, Middle School, High School Activity goal: Recognize a […]
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Post-It Note Test Encouragement
Give each student a post-it note with their benchmark testing score written on it to help motivate them to improve and grow. School type: Elementary, Middle […]
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Engrave A Brick
Provide an opportunity for seniors, alumni and community members to leave a legacy. By creating an engraved brick wall or walk way. People can buy bricks […]
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Teacher Appreciation Selfie Signs
Teachers recognize students all day every day, but often don’t receive much recognition themselves. Make it easy for students and other Staffulty to show appreciation for […]
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Rock Star Certificate
Parents and other adult volunteers are critical to making your school’s activities run smoothly. Be sure to show them how much you appreciate their donations of […]
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C2G Contracts
Signing a piece of paper makes any commitment seem more real. Reinforce your Commitment to Graduate® efforts by having students and their adult supporters sign these […]
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NEW STUDENT TEACHER BINGO
Encourage new students to get to know the adults in your school by having conversations about an interesting aspect of their lives. School type: Middle School and High […]
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Styles For Students
A great way to recognize students for having good attendance, making progress in the classroom, or for completing assignments on time.
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CUT ME SOME SLACK PASS
New students need a little extra time to find their way around the school and understand expectations. These cards are an easy way to show them […]
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TRUE FACTS: TEACHER EDITION
Encourage new students to get to know the adults in your school by having conversations about an interesting aspect of their lives. School type: Middle School, […]
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TRUE FACTS: TEACHER EDITION
Encourage new students to get to know the adults in your school by having conversations about an interesting aspect of their lives.
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GPA CHAMPIONSHIP
Create a connection between athletics and academics by rewarding the varsity team with the highest in-season GPA.
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CUSTODIAL STAFF RECOGNITION
It is important to thank everyone in your building for what they do. Here is a fun way to recognize the custodial staff in your school
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CAFETERIA STAFF RECOGNITION
Recognize the cafeteria staff throughout the year by creating a bulletin board that celebrates who they are and all they do for their school community.

IDEA EXCHANGE

Ideas That Will Impact Your School

Find ideas from schools across the country that will suit your Renaissance needs in our Idea Exchange. And then, take some of your own ideas and submit them for other Renaissance schools to see!

IDEA EXCHANGE

THE RENAISSANCE STORE

Resources For Your Renaissance Program

Jostens Renaissance Education is committed to providing you with low-cost resources to help you enhance the culture and climate of your school. From reminders to students of their Commitment to Graduate® to posters to recognize your staffulty, the Renaissance store has everything you need.

 

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