Thank you for attending the 2018 JRNC! Below are resources from the 2018 conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected].

JRNC Opening Video

Click HERE to watch the JRNC opening video!

JRNC 2018 Closing Video

Renaissance Rally Script

Click HERE to check out the full Renaissance Rally script!

Renaissance Anthem

Click for the Renaissance Anthem in MP3 format – To download: When on the song page, right click and select ‘Save as…’
Click to download the lyrics to the Renaissance Anthem

Presentation Powerpoints

The following presentations were collected at JRNC. If you presented and do not see your presentation here, we’d love to post it and provide to your fellow attendees. Email [email protected] to submit your presentation.

Kristin Badawi

From Rags to Rockstars: Nuts and Bolts of Our Story

Sequoia Middle School was transformed from teetering on the edge of program improvement to being awarded with 2017 Schools to Watch! Learn all you need to know to create the best Renaissance program to improve your school culture and support the community.

Keith Bell

Renaissance Leadership And College Success

The skills, values and knowledge gained by participating in Renaissance, from implementation to execution, are valuable assets after high school and beyond. This session will explore how Renaissance work can transfer into potential college and career success, helping students develop a solid portfolio.

Dr. Tara Campbell

Make It Reign: Proven Renaissance Fundraisers

Based on their new book, Jostens Renaissance: Make it Reign, Phillip and Tara will share tried and true fundraisers that build relationships and create traditions as well as raising the money you need to make your ideas become reality.

Dr. Phillip Campbell

Make It Reign: Proven Renaissance Fundraisers

Based on their new book, Jostens Renaissance: Make it Reign, Phillip and Tara will share tried and true fundraisers that build relationships and create traditions as well as raising the money you need to make your ideas become reality.

Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder

Jostens Renaissance at the District Level

Two superintendents, two districts, two veteran Jostens Renaissance leaders. This session will focus on systemic change, developing positive culture and climate and moving forward with innovators, early adopters, laggards and resisters. Join us for a fun and exciting look into growing an awesome culture for your district or school.

Paul Dols

Sowing the Seeds of Love

What does it look like to plant the seeds of love at your school? Hear from an award-winning educator about what it takes to grow an abundant and thriving school culture and foster that growth in all of your stakeholder groups and in your community.

Jean Ganze

Accomplish More with More Student Involvement

LPHS Renaissance is completely student-led, and your group can be too! We will share over 50 fun ideas to increase student involvement that will create a more positive environment, and ultimately revive your Renaissance program in a way that works for both beginner and advanced programs, while yielding the most reward. There will be plenty of giveaways!

Joy Glaspy

Ideas “R” Us

Renaissance has been a way of life on our campus for almost two decades. We’ve created, borrowed and acquired a bounty of ideas over the past twenty years and we are here to share them with you! We will reveal how keep our students and staffulty happy and motivated all year long. Although we are a middle school, you can use and modify most of our ideas to fit your grade level.

Dee Hankins

Resilience Is Everything

Hear an inspirational story about growing up in foster care and navigating through the education system when all odds are stacked against you.

Carla Hardy

Class Act!

Ranger Renaissance will offer everything you need to know about moving Renaissance out of the clubhouse and into the classroom! Proposals, planning, pitfalls, priorities, progress and prosperity: raise your hand if you’re present!

Danny Knowles

Renaissance and Restorative Discipline Practices

Ed Willkie Middle School embarked on a journey to create a positive shift in campus culture through the daily integration of social emotional learning (SEL) using Renaissance strategies, The Harbor and Restorative Discipline Practices (RDP). Participants will experience empirical and anecdotal evidence supporting the positive impact on campus culture and learn how restorative practices have been used to create a sense of community and change the approach to absenteeism and discipline.

Rhett Ladner

How Does Your Garden Grow? Helping People Flourish

If we look at our school as a flower garden and the people in it as unique flowers, then we need to nourish their individual needs, and they will blossom. Our schools and classrooms are gardens growing the future of our world and the future depends on us. Come to this exciting session for all the ideas you need to make your garden flourish, from kindergarten thumbprints to senior signings and recipes to help with Staffulty recognitions, and everything in between.

Dr. Darrin Peppard

Jostens Renaissance at the District Level

Two superintendents, two districts, two veteran Jostens Renaissance leaders. This session will focus on systemic change, developing positive culture and climate and moving forward with innovators, early adopters, laggards and resisters. Join us for a fun and exciting look into growing an awesome culture for your district or school.

Tracey Phillips

All In – the Journey of Getting Buy-In at a Big School

During this session, Robinson Secondary will share a variety of ways to use Renaissance to create more connections throughout a large community. We are a grade 7-12 school with 4,000 students and over 300 staff members, and do it by making Renaissance a part of our everyday life.

Rita Pintavalle

Taking PRIDE to the Digital Level

Brazoswood High School uses a “cashless” reward system and a student monitoring program to communicate with students and parents for events, tardies and points. This easy way of keeping track makes earning rewards easy and monitoring progress fun.

Heather Post

Every Story Matters

There’s a story behind every person, and learning that story can build a stronger Renaissance culture and climate on your campus that brings respect, recognition and results. Learn why it matters and how you can bring positive change through “Every Story Matters” and the Harbor series to support students, parents, and staffulty.

Dr. Frank Rudnesky

Welcome to Jostens Renaissance for Students

Jump-start your conference with inspiration and insights from longtime Jostens Renaissance leaders! Hear a quick overview of Renaissance and the National Conference, with insider tips and tricks for making the most of your conference experience.

Joanna Schley

Why You Matter

Now more than ever, it is important to give our students and staffulty an encouraging voice to highlight our positive attributes, characteristics that make us unique, and reasons why the world is a better place because we are in it. Hear how a teacher used a #WhyYouMatter campaign, Jostens Renaissance concepts and Harbor episodes to empower students, staffulty and community one picture at a time.

Tim Schlosser

Building Culture & Climate With Renaissance

Franklin-Simpson High School builds its culture and climate with proven Renaissance ideas and works to maintain it year after year.

Noel Wall

Inspiring Students with the Stories of Heroes

How can learning about HEROES inspire your student body? Join this session to find out! We will be introducing the Medal of Honor Character Development Program and showing how to use the stories of military and civilian heroes to challenge students and teachers to find ways to live out the values of courage, integrity and citizenship in the school and in the community. Learn more about this free resource and how it can change the climate in your classrooms and in your school.

Ronald L. Ward

Creating The Look of Renaissance

What does a Renaissance School “look like”? From the moment you enter our buildings, you can see how our elementary, middle, and high schools have brought their walls, display cases, stairwells, entrances and hallways to life.

Gina Whitaker

A Year of Character Education

Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Related Arts, Exploratory… they are all a part of a day in the life of a student. But what about character traits that help students become leaders? Come and learn about our program that spans an entire year, complete with activities and ideas to engage students.

11 Years – 100% Recognition

Best session ever, geared toward both elementary and secondary buildings! Come and see examples of little, medium, and “go big or go home” ideas that can be used at any grade level to make recognizing 100% of your students an easy thing to do.

Tackling a Rally: Planning It From Start To Finish

Crazy enough to want to plan the rally at your school? Know those ideas everyone has, but don’t know where to start? This session provides a timeline of how to get it all done, all the things to think about and remember to do, shortcuts and ideas to make it go smoother, and how to put it all together.

Student POV Presentations

Brazoswood High School

Building A Culture

Brazoswood High just started living the Renaissance life and it has already impacted the school in a positive way! See how quickly you can turn your school culture around within a year using quick and easy ideas.

Greenbrier High School

All Schools Can Implement Renaissance

Come and learn tons of cheap ideas on how to incorporate Renaissance at any school level. We will discuss ways to recognize from every stake-holder in your building to celebrating the top ACT scores. We will also show you an awesome fundraiser that will help finance your Renaissance program! Don’t miss out on seeing what this award-winning Jostens Renaissance school has to offer!

LaSalle Peru Township High School

Accomplish More

LPHS Renaissance is completely student-led, and your group can be too! We will share over 50 fun ideas to increase student involvement that will create a more positive environment, and ultimately revive your Renaissance program in a way that works for both beginner and advanced programs, while yielding the most reward. There will be plenty of giveaways!

Temecula Valley High School

Giving Your Team Initiative & Ambition

Renaissance becomes even more powerful when it’s student driven. We will describe how we empowered our fellow students to believe in the Renaissance vision and to work together to accomplish big things. We also help build the skills in our classmates to enable them to make their ideas a reality.

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