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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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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 […]
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CLIMATE AND CULTURE BROCHURE
We all believe a positive climate and culture will help students, but how does it impact larger goals such as boosting school pride, improving attendance and […]
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STAFFULTY OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER – DR. FARAH MEADOWS
This month’s National Renaissance Staffulty of the Month is Dr. Farah Meadows from Indio High School in Indio, California. Farah has been involved with Jostens Renaissance […]
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HONORARY DIPLOMA
The Honorary Diploma featured in the “Gratitude” episode of The Harbor is available for downloading. Click here to download the PDF.
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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER – SYDNEY FERRER
This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is sophomore Sydney Ferrer from Green River High School in Wyoming. Nominator Bradlee Skinner writes: “Sydney wanted to […]
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COACHES’ CORNER: LIVING OUT LOUD
By Dr. Steve Woolf The first time I heard Kevin Honeycutt, my dear friend and former JRNC keynoter, say “Live your life out loud!” I didn’t […]
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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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NATIONAL RENAISSANCE STUDENT OF THE MONTH: MAY – NATALIE SILVA Copy
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 […]

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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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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IDEA EXCHANGE TEMPLATE Copy Copy
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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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.
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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: […]

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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