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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 2019 Jostens Renaissance National Conference will occur July 20 – 23 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL.

 

JOSTENS RENAISSANCE®

Collaborative Tour

INSPIRE THE HOPELESS. EMPOWER THE DREAMERS.

Culture. Climate. Leadership. Come and join us to meet with Dr. Phil Campbell (PC) 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!

 

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.

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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

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
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Engrave A Brick
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Teacher Appreciation Selfie Signs
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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
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NEW STUDENT TEACHER BINGO
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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
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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.
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TEST DAY DESK MESSAGE
Build classroom community by writing an encouraging message to students on the day of an important test or presentation they have been working hard on.
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BIRTHDAY AMBUSH
Celebrate staffulty birthdays Jostens Renaissance-style by using the birthday ambush.
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TESTING PACKET
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C2G POSTER & BOOKMARK
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KUDOS NOTEPADS
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WHY YOU’RE AWESOME NOTEPADS
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WOW COMMITTEE
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ANNOUNCING TEACHER OF THE YEAR
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS
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HARD WORK CAFE
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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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