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.

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. Connect with educators and students. Lift the Character of your school. Celebrate achievements.

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

THE PULSE –

Student Recognition Survey.

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

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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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER – DEBRA SUMMERS
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty of the Month is Debra Summers from Cane Bay High School in South Carolina. Debra has been a Renaissance coordinator for […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER – CARISSA KNITOWSKI
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is senior Carissa Knitowski from William B. Travis High School in Texas. Carissa has been involved with Renaissance […]
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COACHES’ CORNER: KEEP THOSE FIRES BURNING
4 STEPS TO RENAISSANCE ENERGY YEAR ROUND! By Dr. Darrin Peppard Kickoff rallies, New Year’s celebrations, and Welcome Back sidewalk chalk! These are just a few […]
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This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is senior Natalie Silva from Vista Murrieta High School in California. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: MAY – NATALIE SILVA
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is senior Natalie Silva from Vista Murrieta High School in California. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH: MAY – DEVIN PULLEN
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty Member of the Month is Devin Pullen from Burlington City High School in New Jersey. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH: APRIL– ASHLEY LANGENDERFER
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty Member of the Month is Ashley Langenderfer from New Albany High School in Ohio. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: APRIL– JANE HOLLIS POOVEY
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is junior Jane Hollis Poovey from Decatur High School in Alabama. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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$235K in Scholarships Given on Tour
The following story was written by Michaell Gaspar, a sophomore at Cristo Rey High School in Minneapolis, who is in his second year as a Jostens […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: MARCH – ISABELLE WRIGHT
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is sophomore Isabelle Wright from Bureau Valley High School in Illinois. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH: MARCH – DEVON PEARRELL
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty Member of the Month is Devon Pearrell from Jefferson High School in West Virginia. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY – GINGER REIJNERS
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty Member of the Month is Ginger Reigners from Phillip Simmons High School in South Carolina. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY – AARON ALMANZA
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is 5th grader Aaron Almanza from Academy of Technology & Leadership At Saticoy (ATLAS Elementary School) in California. […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: JANUARY – MARIAH HELM
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Mariah Helm from Monrovia High School in California. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar spoke to […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH: JANUARY – AMY CHOSEWOOD
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty Member of the Month is Amy Chosewood from North Hall High School in Georgia. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER – DINAH GREENE
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty Member of the Month is Dinah Greene from Orange Vista High School in California. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER – BRAIDEN JENKINS
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Braiden Jenkins from Carlisle High School in Arkansas. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar spoke to […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER– JENNIFER BERNARDINI
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty Member of the Month is Jennifer Bernardini from Belhaven Middle School in New Jersey. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER – ALEX PECK
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Alex Peck from Bureau Valley High School in Illinois. Renaissance Hall of Fame member Steve Bollar spoke […]
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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.
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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
Put together packets filled with supplies that will help students prepare and perform well on state exams or other tests. School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High […]
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C2G POSTER & BOOKMARK
Inspire students to consider the benefits of graduation in a fun and engaging way that’s also backed up by hard facts. School type: Middle School, High School […]
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KUDOS NOTEPADS
Use these notepads to write fun notes to teachers, to show you appreciate what they do with students every day. School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High […]
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WHY YOU’RE AWESOME NOTEPADS
An “at-your-fingertips” message notepad that makes it easy and convenient for teachers to quickly express appreciation and encouragement to a student at a moment’s notice. School […]
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WOW COMMITTEE
Create a committee in your school that is in charge of decorating the school and making it look great. School type: Middle School, High School Activity goal: […]
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ANNOUNCING TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Deliver your school’s “Teacher of the Year” award in an exciting and memorable way. School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Activity goal:Recognize the excellent work […]
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Clean up the entrance to your school and make it welcoming so you can give a great first impression. School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School […]
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HARD WORK CAFE
Provide special lunch seating and perks for students who earn it. School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Activity goal: Reward students for positive actions. Submitted by: […]
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JOKE OF THE DAY
Tell a joke during morning announcements to set a positive tone for the rest of the day. School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Activity goal: Start […]
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Celebrate staffulty birthdays Jostens Renaissance-style by using the birthday ambush. School type: High School Activity goal: Welcome students to campus with positive messages Submitted by: Jostens Renaissance Education
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MORNING HI FIVES
Create a positive vibe to kick off the day. Have students and staff at each door giving Hi Fives to everyone who enters.
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GYMNASIUM EVENTS
Students pay $1 to get out of class to participate in a gym event.
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PINNING CEREMONY
Create a feeling of belonging to the school community in the new class of students by having a pinning ceremony.
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HOMEWORK MOTIVATION
Increase homework completion and recognize students who consistently turn in their homework with a prize incentive program.

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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