IDEA EXCHANGE

Idea Exchange

IDEAS FOR SCHOOLS, FROM SCHOOLS

One of the most powerful aspects of Jostens Renaissance¬ģ is the collection of great ideas, big and small, shared by schools like yours. Ideas are compiled on this Idea Exchange and sorted by the foundational elements of the Renaissance framework.

 

Browse the Idea Exchange library to find new positive school culture ideas that suit your school’s needs! Have a big idea of your own? Share it with the Renaissance community by clicking here.

FEATURED IDEA EXCHANGES:

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VIDEO

THE RESULTS FORMULA

The Results Formula‚ĄĘ is a framework that can be used to create a supportive culture of achievement in your school.

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POSITIVE PRINCIPAL REFERRAL

Give students positive one-on-one time with administrators and reward them for good behavior.

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HONORARY DIPLOMA

Seniors give an honorary diploma to any Staffulty member in the district who has made an impact on their life.

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EXCLUSIVE IDEA EXCHANGES:

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Each of the ideas in the Idea Exchange categories below have been submitted by educators who tried them, tested them, and loved them.

Steal all the ideas you want. Renaissance is all about seeing what others do and making it your own!

EDUCATOR MORALE

Ensuring that staff and faculty feel valued

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Reinforcing attendance, academic growth and graduation

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Improving behavior, decision-making and well-being

CULTURE AND CLIMATE

Creating a place that Staffulty and students want to be

RUNNING A CLASS OR CLUB

Coordinating your team and efforts effectively

HEY! WE NEED YOUR IDEAS!

The Idea Exchange wouldn’t exist without submissions from educators who found something that worked and shared the idea. We’d love to see your brilliance showcased here!

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C2G Gown
Encouraging Graduation

Have your seniors sign a special graduation gown that is displayed as their Commitment to Graduate, and then vote on which student or Staffulty member has…

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Senior Wishes
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Don’t let your seniors fall into a “senior slump” – encourage attendance by granting seniors low cost wishes throughout the school year on any given day.…

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Minute to Pitch It: Stomp, Clap, Snap
Renaissance Rallies

Ice Breakers are excellent tools for creating connections and traditions. Stomp, Clap, Snap is an easy one to try in your school community! Leadership consultant Frank…

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Minute to Pitch It: Day One Ideas in 60 Seconds
General Ideas

Start the school year on a positive note with day one fun. Watch teacher Amber Carls share as many first day of school ideas as she…

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Teens and Tots
Fundraising

The Teens and Tots Trike Race is an event where students lead a tricycle race while also raising funds for a local charity. School Type: High…

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All Star Day
General Ideas

Have your student athletes and their coaches lead games and activities for your school district’s students with special needs in an engaging morning called All Star…

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Personalize Staffulty Rewards
Staffulty Recognition

Staffulty Rewards are great, but the icing on the cake? Making sure each and every Staffulty member knows they are seen, heard, and loved. Use a…

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A Letter to Me
Elementary, Encouraging Graduation

Have your elementary students practice reflecting and goal setting by instructing them to write a letter to themselves as a high schooler. School Type: Elementary school…

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Teacher Appreciation Buttons
Staffulty Recognition

Show teachers you value their contributions in a way that students can see with these Teacher Appreciation Buttons. School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School…

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Teacher Appreciation Week Yard Signs
Staffulty Recognition

Shout your appreciation for your teachers so loud that the whole community hears it! Make yard signs with messages like “A Rock Star Educator Lives Here!”…

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Staffulty Virtual Cookbook
Educator Morale

A great way to get to know someone is to know what they love to eat! Ask your Staffulty to submit a recipe of any kind…

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Compliment Chair
Elementary, General Ideas

Decorate a Compliment Chair where students and Staffulty members can take a turn sitting to receive compliments from their peers – a great SEL activity for…

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Grow Your Social Media Footprint
General Ideas

Let’s face it – students are on social media and most use it daily. Why not make sure they are seeing your content there so they…

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Rally Script: Renaissance Rangers - JRGC 2019
Renaissance Rallies

Download and customize the script from the 2019 Jostens Renaissance Global Conference (JRGC) rally Renaissance Rangers! Get ready for a good ole fashion rodeo – yee…

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Rally Script: Back to the 80's - JRGC 2022
Renaissance Rallies

Download and customize the script from the 2022 Jostens Renaissance Global Conference (JRGC) rally Back to the 80’s! Can you help the hosts get back to…

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Rally Script: Renaissance Air - JRGC 2023
Renaissance Rallies

Download and customize the script from the 2023 Jostens Renaissance Global Conference (JRGC) rally Renaissance Air! Can you help the hosts escape the jungle? We will…

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Passing Compliment Clothespins
Character Recognition & Reward

Pass a compliment and encourage students to pay it forward! Give a Compliment Clothespin with a corresponding message (“Team Player”, “Day Maker”, etc) and see how…

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Bumper Ball Soccer Rally Game
Renaissance Rallies

Play a game of soccer with bumper balls at your next Renaissance Rally – the best parts? Everyone already knows the rules, and you can do…

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Rally Script: Scooby Doo and the Mystery Crew
Renaissance Rallies

Download and customize this rally script to have your own mystery solving rally with Scooby Doo, the Mystery Crew, and more Renaissance friends! School Type: High…

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Wall of Fame
Academic Recognition & Reward

Recognize students with achievements in designated areas (i.e. a minimum ACT score, 4 or higher on the ACT or AP exam, or National Merit Finalist) with…

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Town Hall Meeting
General Ideas

Reinforce school values and the idea that everyone‚Äôs thoughts matter by hosting a Town Hall meeting for students. Invite a speaker and offer breakfast or treats…

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Hot Chocolate and Coffee Bar For Staffulty
Educator Morale

Reinforce your appreciation for Staffulty by setting up a hot chocolate and coffee bar, complete with delicious flavorings and toppings. School Type: Elementary school, middle school,…

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Senior Sunset
Encouraging Graduation

It’s almost time to say goodbye to your senior class. Organize a Senior Sunset – a popular tradition of providing a last evening of fun and…

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Talentless Talent Tuesday
Character Recognition & Reward

Recognize and include ALL students at your school by hosting “Talentless Talent Tuesday” – this small, silly event will have a big impact on students who…

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Custodian Appreciation Hallway
Staffulty Recognition, The Look of Renaissance

This simple activity will spread the love to your custodial Staffulty! Display a photo of each member with “This school is professionally maintained by ______” on…

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Power Cards
Character Recognition & Reward

Reinforce your school’s values by taking time in your next Staffulty meeting to write notes of recognition for students who display those qualities. School Type: K-12…

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Freshmen Welcome Bags
General Ideas

Welcome your incoming 9th grade freshmen to your school community with a gift bag that includes school swag for them to wear and encourage school spirit.…

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Discussion Cards
General Ideas

Build relationships anytime during the school year with either students, Staffulty, or both with these easy to use discussion cards. Just print, pass, and start getting…

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Minute to Pitch It: Fine Line Awards
Character Recognition & Reward, Elementary

Reinforce the behaviors that you want to see in your school’s hallways by offering a small tangible, reward to any student anytime they demonstrate those qualities.…

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Minute to Pitch It: Spirit Week
General Ideas

Boost school spirit anytime, not just Homecoming, with a competitive spirit week! Activity goal: General Culture and Climate Timing: Anytime you need some school spirit  …

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Minute to Pitch It: Decision Day
Encouraging Graduation

Celebrate every graduating senior and every post secondary plan they have, not just those going to colleges or universities, with a Decision Day. Activity goal: Encourage…

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Minute to Pitch It: Screaming Toes
General Ideas

AHHHH!!! Here is your next ice breaker game from Dr. Farah Ortega-Choate that is both silly, loud, and doesn’t need any materials! Activity Goal: Build Culture…

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Frivolous Fun Scavenger Hunt
General Ideas

Reinforce a culture of joy by creating a fun scavenger hunt at school in which students search for designated items, like dollar store dinosaurs, around campus.…

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Welcome Back Staff Packs
Educator Morale

Welcome back school staff, both new and returning, by creating gift bags with your Renaissance students and gifting to each Staffulty member before the new school…

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Therapy Dog Visits
General Ideas

Promote mental wellness to your students and Staffulty by having therapy dogs visit your campus. School Type: Elementary school, middle school, high school (K-12) Activity Goal:…

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Mental Wellness Week
General Ideas

Bring awareness to the importance of mental health for Staffulty and students alike during a Mental Wellness Week. Each day, introduce a focus area and a…

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Staff Alumni Wall
Staffulty Recognition, The Look of Renaissance

Show students and parents how loved your school is by displaying a wall of Staffulty that had not only graduated from your school, but also came…

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Black History Month Celebration
General Ideas

Celebrate Black History Month with an event that your entire community can attend and enjoy together at school. School Type: High school Activity Goal: General Culture…

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Spirit Week Cafeteria Fun
General Ideas

Encourage participation in your school’s spirit week by playing a variety of Minute to Win It games that are quick and entertaining during lunch periods. School…

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Gold Stars for Staffulty Project
Staffulty Recognition

Invite students to write anonymous messages on gold stars to teachers and staff and secretly hang the star in that Staffulty (staff + faculty) member’s work…

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Gratitude Grams
Character Recognition & Reward, The Harbor Ideas

Give students and Staffulty an opportunity to recognize people they are grateful for on campus by writing short notes that are then attached to a small…

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Cozy Café
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Recognize and reward students for their academic achievements, attendance and behavior demonstrated in the fall semester by inviting them to a Cozy Caf√© at school on…

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Sledding Staffulty
Educator Morale

Bring a little fun to the front office and make some silly holiday ornaments that feature Staffulty members “sledding.” School Type: Elementary school, middle school, or…

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Deal Day Renaissance Rally
Renaissance Rallies

Students and school are a BIG DEAL and that should be celebrated! A Deal Day Renaissance Rally is a combination of two game shows, “Let’s Make…

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Marshmallow Dodgeball
Educator Morale

Set the tone for your culture of fun at the very first workday of the school year with a Staffulty vs. Staffulty Marshmallow Dodgeball game. School…

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Staffulty Positivity Grams
Staffulty Recognition

Spread positivity within the Staffulty by encouraging everyone to write “Positivity Grams” – notes of encouragement to each other and hand delivering them. School type: K-12…

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Pancake Feed
General Ideas

Get your community excited for the first day of school with a pancake feed – breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all!…

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Staffulty Hype Team
Renaissance Rallies

Want to have more participation in Renaissance Rallies? Organize a Staffulty Hype Team to get more students and Staffulty pumped for an awesome rally! School type:…

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What Makes Them a Gift
Staffulty Recognition

Hang decorated folders on a bulletin board with each Staffulty member’s name on it and encourage them to write notes to each other about “what makes…

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Seasonal Hallway Decorations
The Look of Renaissance

Commemorate the seasons of the school year by decorating the hallways – this can easily become a fun competition between students, classes, or Staffulty! School type:…

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School Values Poster Contest
The Look of Renaissance

Give students a way to learn, understand, and build connections to your school’s values through a fun, creative contest. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Improve school…

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Dancing with the School Stars
Fundraising

Host your very own “Dancing with the Stars” that features 10 couples from your school community to help raise money for a goal, fund, project, or…

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Student Care Stations
General Ideas

Place student care stations throughout your school with school supplies and hygiene products to help students feel prepared and confident every day at school, no matter…

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Student Club Holiday Market
Fundraising

If you are looking to raise a lot of funds for programming or other goals, host a Holiday Market on your campus with all the student…

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Staffulty Birthday Memo
Staffulty Recognition

We live in the digital age – so be sure to give a digital shoutout to Staffulty members on their birthdays! School type: K-12 Activity goal:…

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Paper Cranes of Peace
General Ideas

Help students process their grief or other large feelings by creating origami cranes of peace, based on the story of Sadako Sasaki – a survivor of…

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Dollars for Dares
Fundraising

Are you trying to spice up your school fundraiser? Create a system of tiered dares that will be completed any time a goal is met –…

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Cocoa Cinema Day
Fundraising

Raise money for your Renaissance group or another effort by hosting a “Cocoa Cinema Day” – an in school event for students to wear pajama pants,…

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ACT Reward Trip
Academic Recognition & Reward

Reward any senior that is able to raise their ACT score on the ACT retake with an off-campus reward trip to an indoor trampoline park and…

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Summer Spike Out
Fundraising, General Ideas

Celebrate the beginning of summer and the end of a great school year by bringing your school community together for a school-wide 6 vs. 6 volleyball…

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Paper Grad Cap Craft
Encouraging Graduation, The Look of Renaissance

Show students that Staffulty are working with them and supporting them on their journey to graduation with this simple, visual reminder. Plus – a great activity…

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Klondike Bar Challenge
General Ideas

“What would you do for a Klondike¬ģ bar?” Host a Klondike Bar Challenge Day – a day of challenges that your students and Staffulty can do…

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Random Acts of Kindness Recognition
Character Recognition & Reward

Everyday, random acts of kindness are being done at school by students and Staffulty. This simple method recognizes those little acts that create a positive culture!…

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Halloween Egg Hunt
General Ideas

A spooky good time for all! Organize an Halloween Egg Hunt during October to connect students and Staffulty. School type: K-12 Activity goal: General Culture and…

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Taffy Time
General Ideas

Spread giggles (and maybe some groans) through your whole school with Taffy Time – an easy-to-do activity of passing out candy during class and sharing a…

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Minute to Pitch It: Surprise Rallies
Renaissance Rallies

Celebrate your students‚Äô achievements with some FUN! Learn how Summerville High School‚Äôs surprise rally on the first day of school motivated their seniors in this video.…

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Minute to Pitch It: Elementary First Day of School Ideas
Elementary, General Ideas

Building relationships between students and Staffulty‚ĄĘ keeps everyone, especially elementary students, enthusiastic about coming to school. Get started with these elementary first day of school ideas…

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Minute to Pitch It: Kicking Off the School Year
General Ideas

We love back to school season! Start your year off on a positive note with these spectacular back to school culture building ideas from Horizon Middle…

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Senior Sunrise
Encouraging Graduation

Gather your seniors before classes begin to start the year with some communal fun – Senior Sunrise will soon be a tradition each student will look…

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Door Decorating Contests
Educator Morale, The Look of Renaissance

Reinforce staff camaraderie and student connections by having a classroom door decorating contest. Encourage contestants to decorate based on personal interests, or provide everyone with a…

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Painted Parking Spots
Fundraising, Student Recognition & Reward, The Look of Renaissance

This is a popular activity at Renaissance schools across the country! Recognize and reward students (or anyone) on campus by allowing them to paint a parking…

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Low Cost (or Free) Rewards
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward, General Ideas

Looking for some new rewards that won’t break the bank? Check out the list below for ideas for big or small low cost rewards for students…

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Increasing Student Participation: A Step By Step Guide
General Ideas

Do an audit of your student body and the percentage of students that are involved in some type of club, competitive student organization, or athletic program…

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Baseball Hot Dog Cart
Staffulty Recognition

Surprise Staffulty by teaming up with your cooking classes to make a baseball themed hot dog cart with all the fixings for teachers and staff to…

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Sweet Notes of Appreciation
Staffulty Recognition

Spread positive appreciation vibes throughout your Staffulty with this easy to do activity of sending “sweet notes” to colleagues. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Staffulty appreciation…

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Better Teacher Retention Starts with Culture
General Ideas

It’s not a secret that administrators and teachers are leaving schools at a high rate. More than ever, school culture and climate is key to attracting…

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Minute to Pitch It: Kiss a Grad Goodbye!
Encouraging Graduation, Fundraising

You got one minute? That’s all you need! Learn how a handwritten note and a special treat sweetly honor the relationships built at your school AND…

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Monday Memo
General Ideas

Have your principal (or other administration Staffulty member) send a Monday Memo to communicate all of your school’s Renaissance initiatives to students, parents and Staffulty using…

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School Logo Signatures
Encouraging Graduation

This is a remix of the C2G banner –¬† students create a poster of their signatures that creates your school’s logo or mascot to display their…

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Back to School BBQ Bash
Fundraising, General Ideas

Host a Back to School BBQ Bash to bring together your entire school community (Staffulty, students, parents, and community partners) for a night of fun, and…

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Student Club Cookie Exchange
General Ideas, Student Recognition & Reward

Bring together students involved in the many clubs and organizations at your school by hosting a Student Club Cookie Exchange – a great way to celebrate…

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Lunch on the Lawn
General Ideas

Invite your school community to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets to your school’s green space on the first Friday of each month for Lunch on…

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Congrats Cabana Cart
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Reward students for being involved with your school’s community and diverse activities by creating this traveling rewards cart called the Congrats Cabana Cart. School type: High…

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Club Participant Locker Recognition
Student Recognition & Reward

Recognize student’s accomplishments for a variety of activities by creating a symbol for each activity and posting it on the students’ lockers. School type: High School…

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"Class of" Days
Encouraging Graduation

Bring students together as a graduating class by putting the spotlight on a specific class on the day of the month that corresponds with their graduating…

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Daily Words of Wisdom
General Ideas

Reinforce your school‚Äôs values by starting or ending the day with an inspirational quote or other daily words of wisdom for students. Share on social media…

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Senior Walk
Encouraging Graduation

Provide seniors with a memorable final Senior Walk through campus, and show younger students the power of the graduation cap and gown. This activity is a…

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Paper Plate Awards
Staffulty Recognition

Recognize Staffulty by having students create these inexpensive personalized superlative awards on something found in any school lunch room – paper plates! School Type: Elementary school,…

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Attendance Madness
Student Recognition & Reward

Create a month-long March Madness style contest where classes compete against each other for best attendance and win everyone’s favorite reward – a pizza party! School…

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Dress Up Day Ideas
General Ideas

Looking for some new dress up day ideas that you can do at your school? Check out the list below for ideas where you can go…

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Minute to Pitch It: Mr. and Mrs. Renaissance
Renaissance Rallies

One of the best ways to encourage positive character traits is public recognition. So, how about recognizing your students who demonstrate strong leadership and values? Trust…

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Random Knock
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

When students meet performance criteria, like zero tardies or 100% homework completion, show up unexpectedly with treats in-hand on an unannounced day! Use it during periods…

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Minute to Win It Game Ideas
Renaissance Rallies, Student Recognition & Reward

Minute to Win It Games are one of the easiest type of games to play with any group of people. There are games for every holiday,…

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Thankful Thursday
Staffulty Recognition

Recognize Staffulty for their impact on students through a variety of tactics ranging from short gratitude videos to decorated doors and personal notes on Thankful Thursdays…

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Honors Café
Student Recognition & Reward

Organize a special lunch for your honors students called “Honors Caf√©” where qualifying students get a quarterly special lunch period with a different food option and…

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Student Club Rush
General Ideas

How do students in your middle or high school find out about student groups or clubs? Make a fun event out of the search for new…

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Minute to Pitch It: School Lib Dup
General Ideas

EVERYONE can participate in creating an all school lip dub. And that’s an easy recipe for building a lasting sense of inclusion and camaraderie. School Type:…

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Minute to Pitch It: Say Cheese!
General Ideas

We‚Äôve all seen it. We‚Äôve all felt it. And we know it works, but it’s easy to forget how effective it is for motivation and building…

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Create a Sense of Fun
Elementary, General Ideas

Use Renaissance to build on the positive things happening at your school. Hear Tina’s perspective on how she does it at the elementary school level in…

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Renaissance Cards
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

RECOGNIZE MORE OF YOUR STUDENTS. HERE‚ÄôS HOW. Typically, schools offer a lot of recognition and appreciation for the top 25% of students and a lot of…

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Minute to Pitch It: Stick It to 'Em
Educator Morale

Kick off your first Staffulty meeting by welcoming and encouraging the newest teachers with this fun activity. Activity Goal: Welcome new Staffulty Timing: First staff meeting…

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Teachers Rock!
Staffulty Recognition

This easy and inexpensive idea helps the Rock Hill High School Staffulty recognize one another and builds staff morale – because teachers rock! School Type: Middle…

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Share the Love
Staffulty Recognition

When principal Eric Hamilton gets a positive email or phone call about a teacher, he uses this visible and tangible tactic to recognize it. Activity goal:…

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Minute to Pitch It: (FUND)Raise Craze
Fundraising

Hear from Dr. Tara Campbell on how to reinforce your school’s values by incorporating them into your next school fundraiser Activity Goal: School fundraiser Submitted by:…

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Minute to Pitch It: Powderpuff Football Fundraiser
Fundraising

Use a Homecoming activity like Powderpuff Football as an effective FUNdraiser! Given a limit of 60 seconds, Beth explains how her school raises both money and…

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Harbor Homerooms
General Ideas, The Harbor Ideas

Harbor Homeroom can support SEL and help you discover more student leaders on your campus than you ever imagined. Implement school-wide discussions about character development and…

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T-Shirt Hall of Fame
The Look of Renaissance

Spotlight yearly Renaissance t-shirts by framing each year’s shirt in a shadow box and presenting them on the walls of school. School type: High school, middle…

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Minute to Pitch It: Culture Building Ideas with Steve Bollar
General Ideas

With a timer counting down, how many ideas can Steve Bollar give? He‚Äôll be sorry if he takes too long! One minute. 60 seconds. Ideas Ideas…

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Fizzy Fun Friday
Educator Morale

Reward Staffulty by stocking the fridge in the staff room with a variety of sodas on Fridays – just because! Bonus points for quirky sodas that…

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Minute to Pitch It: Cafeteria Takeover
Staffulty Recognition

Here’s an idea from Dr. Darrin Peppard: Recognize the hard work of the your school’s cafeteria Staffulty. This Cafeteria Takeover can help them to feel seen…

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Secret Staffulty Dress Up Day
Educator Morale

Reinforce a sense of fun and camaraderie by having the entire Staffulty (staff + faculty) dress in an unexpected way on a designated day. Even costume…

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Minute to Pitch It: Curbside Coffee
Staffulty Recognition

Hear in ONE MINUTE about how you can recognize & reward the people that set the tone for students’ school day – the bus drivers –…

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Minute to Pitch It: High Five Fridays
General Ideas

High Five Fridays are easy, free, and effective at reinforcing positive relationships between Staffulty and students. Activity goal: Develop relationships with all students.¬† Timing: Before or…

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Minute to Pitch It: Don't Overthink Rallies!
Renaissance Rallies

Activities Director DeWayne Patterson has just 60 seconds to answer: What‚Äôs the single most important thing for a successful Renaissance Rally? Don’t overthink it, the clock…

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Room Service for Teachers
Staffulty Recognition

Want Staffulty at your school to feel appreciated? Have Staffulty members complete Room Service Cards, then organize students to knock on their classroom doors to deliver…

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Gratitude Wall
General Ideas, The Look of Renaissance

A celebration of the people in your school At Rock Hill High School, TX, a wooden box sits on a prominent round table in the middle…

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Renaissance Rally Games
Renaissance Rallies

Games are a big part of a Renaissance Rally because they provide so much energy. How should games be incorporated into the rally? The formula that…

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Renaissance Rally Recognition
Renaissance Rallies

Students are the center of everything we do as educators, so naturally, the majority of recognition will go to them. The goal is to reach students…

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RENAISSANCE RALLY
Renaissance Rallies

THE SINGLE MOST HIGH-PROFILE RECOGNITION EVENT IN RENAISSANCE SCHOOLS It‚Äôs THE party of the year ‚ÄĒ in the most meaningful way! This academic pep rally genuinely…

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Food Truck Rodeo
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Recognize and reward students for their academic achievements, attendance, behavior or anything in between by inviting them to a Food Truck Rodeo – a coordinated special…

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Clean Laundry for Students Initiative
General Ideas

Provide free laundry services for students who may not have access to a washer and dryer at home. In this initiative, Renaissance students wash, dry and…

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Celebrate Staffulty Birthdays
Staffulty Recognition

Give recognition to Staffulty by celebrating their birthdays with a song, treats and poster. School type: High School, middle school Activity goal: To celebrate each staffulty…

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First Day of School Photos
General Ideas

Make the first day of school even more fun by creating a photo backdrop with photo props for students and Staffulty to take pictures all day.…

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Top 10 Award Ceremony
Academic Recognition & Reward, Student Recognition & Reward

Recognize and celebrate the top 10 students with the highest GPA of the senior class by hosting an award ceremony. School type: High School Activity goal:…

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Letters to Students
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Give credit and attention to students who inspire and motivate educators by writing them a letter of appreciation. This activity offers an opportunity to spotlight students,…

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Renaissance Card Achievement Postcards
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Create a postcard with your Renaissance theme for the year and mail them out to students’ families to let them know their child qualified for Renaissance…

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Appreciation Post
Staffulty Recognition

Recognize a Staffulty member each week through social media. School type: High School, middle school Activity goal: To recognize staff each week for going above and…

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Beautify Bathrooms
The Look of Renaissance

Beautify bathrooms in school to create a more welcoming environment for students to feel safe. School type: High School Activity goal: To beautify bathrooms at school…

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Senior Tile Painting
The Look of Renaissance

Improve your school’s look and boost student engagement by providing a reward for your senior class to work toward a goal (such as a higher GPA…

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Trick or Treat
General Ideas

Build school-wide involvement and positive interactions between students and Staffulty through Trick or Treating activity. School type: Middle School, High School Activity goal: Build school-wide involvement…

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Virtual Backgrounds
General Ideas

Talking with others on video calls gives us a glimpse into their living situations. Some educators, as well as students, might prefer not to share their…

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Virtual Back-to-School Night
General Ideas

Walker Junior High School in La Palma, CA From Jennifer Sasai, Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame Member Here is the Google Site I created for our…

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EDUCATOR APPRECIATION
Staffulty Recognition

Part of the Virtual Culture and Climate Series ‚Äď Spring 2020 Featuring ideas contributed by the Jostens Renaissance educator community and shared in a Facebook Live…

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VIRTUAL LEARNING DAILY CHECK-IN PROMPTS
General Ideas

Share these prompts to encourage your students to do something a little different each day they are virtual learning. Each prompt includes: A check-in question to…

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Tireless Staff Award
Staffulty Recognition

Recognize your staff‚Äôs tireless work efforts with the Tireless Staff Award. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Awarded to a staff member who goes above and beyond…

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Applause
General Ideas

Welcome students as they arrive on the Ô¨Ārst 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
Encouraging Graduation

Motivate seniors during their Ô¨Ānal year of school and prevent them from crashing and burning academically. School Type: High School Activity goal: Motivate seniors to Ô¨Ānish…

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People's Choice Awards
Character Recognition & Reward

The People’s Choice Awards is a ceremony that allows school staff to recognize outstanding students for reasons such as hard work leadership or any criteria they…

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Staffulty Commitment Wall
Educator Morale

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
General Ideas

Students are often the first to know when another student is having a rough day or could use a little extra attention. These Just Checking In…

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Engrave A Brick
Fundraising

Provide an opportunity for seniors, alumni and community members to leave a legacy by creating an engraved brick wall or walk way – this can be…

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Teacher Appreciation Selfie Signs
Staffulty Recognition

Teachers recognize students all day every day, but often don‚Äôt receive much recognition themselves. Make it easy for students and other Staffulty to show appreciation for…

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Rock Star Certificate
General Ideas

Parents and other adult volunteers are critical to making your school‚Äôs activities run smoothly. Be sure to show them how much you appreciate their donations of…

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C2G Contracts
Encouraging Graduation

Signing a piece of paper makes any commitment seem more real. Reinforce your Commitment to Graduate¬ģ efforts by having students and their adult supporters sign these…

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NEW STUDENT AND TEACHER BINGO
General Ideas

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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Styles For Students
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

A great way to reward students for weekly attendance, academic progress, and assignment completion by raffling off a free haircut! School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†Reward Students…

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COACHES' CORNER: GROW, BABY, GROW!
Elementary, Uncategorized

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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CUT ME SOME SLACK PASS
General Ideas

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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COACHES' CORNER: ELEMENTARY RENAISSANCE
Elementary

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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GPA CHAMPIONSHIP
General Ideas

Create a connection between athletics and academics by rewarding the varsity team with the highest in-season GPA. School type:¬†High School Activity goal:Create a strong connection between…

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CAFETERIA STAFF RECOGNITION
Staffulty 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. School…

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TEST DAY DESK MESSAGE
General Ideas

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. School…

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BIRTHDAY AMBUSH
Staffulty Recognition

Celebrate Staffulty birthdays Jostens Renaissance-style by using the birthday ambush. School Type: High School Activity Goal: Recognize Staffulty birthdays Submitted by: Jostens Renaissance Education

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TESTING PACKET
General Ideas

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
Encouraging Graduation

Inspire students to consider the benefits of graduation in a fun and engaging way that‚Äôs also backed up by hard facts. School type:¬†Middle School, High School…

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KUDOS NOTEPADS
Staffulty Recognition

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,…

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WHY YOU'RE AWESOME NOTEPADS
Character Recognition & Reward

An ‚Äúat-your-fingertips‚ÄĚ message notepad that makes it easy and convenient for teachers to quickly express appreciation and encouragement to a student at a moment‚Äôs notice. School…

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WOW COMMITTEE
The Look of Renaissance

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
Staffulty Recognition

Deliver your school‚Äôs ‚ÄúTeacher of the Year‚ÄĚ award in an exciting and memorable way. School type:¬†Elementary School, Middle School, High School Activity goal: Recognize the excellent…

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The Look of Renaissance

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
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

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
General Ideas

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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B.U.L.L.D.O.G of the Month
Staffulty Recognition

Recognize a Staffulty member each month who is chosen by the student body. A great way to recognize members from each department of your Staffulty throughout…

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MORNING HI FIVES
General Ideas

Create a positive vibe to kick off the day. Have students and staff at each door giving Hi Fives to everyone who enters. School type: K-12…

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GYMNASIUM EVENTS FUNDRAISER
Fundraising

Students pay $1 to get out of class to participate in a gym event in this fundraiser. School Type:¬†Middle School or High School Activity Goal: School…

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PINNING CEREMONY
General Ideas

Create a feeling of belonging to the school community for the new class of students by having a pinning ceremony. School type:¬†High School Activity goal: Welcome…

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HOMEWORK MOTIVATION
Academic Recognition & Reward

Increase homework completion and recognize students who consistently turn in their homework with a prize incentive program. School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†Increase homework completion Submitted by:…

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COLLEGE SIGNING DAY
Academic Recognition & Reward, Encouraging Graduation

Celebrate students that are continuing their education by having a college signing event. School type: High School Activity goal: Recognize the achievements and commitments of students…

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PARENTS RALLY
Renaissance Rallies

Have a rally for parents and their students to get them involved in the school community. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Involve parents in the school…

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RECOGNITION WITH FOOD
Staffulty Recognition

Provide food for certain support staff members to show that you appreciate their hard work. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Show appreciation for the support staff…

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"On the Spot Awards" Recognition Discs
Character Recognition & Reward, Renaissance Rallies

Provide personal and public recognition of qualities you want to encourage in students by passing out these small awards to students “on the spot.” School Type:…

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Mirror Clings
General Ideas

Place these clings in various locations around the school as a visual reminder to keep a positive attitude and share it with others through compliments and…

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Pennant
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Establish a ‚ÄúStaffulty All-Star‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúStudent All-Star‚ÄĚ recognition and provide this pennant as a visible award. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Recognize Staffulty or students Submitted…

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Honorary Diploma
Staffulty Recognition

Allow graduating seniors to gift an honorary diploma to any teacher or staff member throughout their school experience who has made an impact and helped them…

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Color Me Grateful Postcards
Staffulty Recognition

Make it easy for students to write a meaningful message of thanks to an adult who made a difference, or for faculty and staff to express…

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Inspirational Stair Decals
The Look of Renaissance

Bring a splash of color and inspiration to your school stairways with these stair decals. School Type: K-12 Activity Goal: Improve school look Prep Time: 3…

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Passing of the Torch
General Ideas

A fun ceremony that celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating class and the advancement of underclassmen from one grade to the next. School type:¬†Elementary School, Middle…

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Bulletin Board Awards
The Look of Renaissance

Have a competition among Staffulty to decorate the bulletin boards to create a better school aesthetic. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Improve school look Submitted by:…

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Theatre Awards
Academic Recognition & Reward

Recognize the theatre programs in your district or region with an award’s ceremony. School type:¬†6-12 Activity goal: Provide recognition for theatre programs Submitted by: Robinson Secondary…

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Sidewalk Chalk Messages
General Ideas, The Look of Renaissance

Welcome students to campus with positive messages on the sidewalks, setting the tone of your school as a fun place where everyone belongs. School Type: K-12…

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A Compliment for Every Student
Character Recognition & Reward, General Ideas, Student Recognition & Reward, The Look of Renaissance

Place compliment notes on each locker – a great way to display your positive culture in the hallways! School type: K-12 Activity goal: Recognize students Submitted…

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Donut Decision Day
Encouraging Graduation

Recognize your graduating seniors and their postsecondary plans! School type: 9-12 Activity goal: Promote and encourage postsecondary opportunities Submitted by: Andrea Henry

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School Board Appreciation
General Ideas

Recognize and thank your school board for their contributions to making your school a better place. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Recognize your school board Submitted…

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Inspirational Murals
The Look of Renaissance

Add color and pride to your school’s walls that will inspire everyone to be the best they can be each day on your campus. School type:…

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Department Themed Murals
The Look of Renaissance

Add color and life inside your building by having departments design and create murals to brand their hallways and spaces. School Type: High School, middle school,…

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Where Are You Headed Wall: Senior Acceptance Wall
Encouraging Graduation

Recognize seniors while reinforcing the ultimate goal of education ‚ÄĒ a fulfilling life after graduation. Create a senior acceptance wall display where all post-secondary plans are…

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Military Wall of Honor
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Recognize students that graduate from your high school and serve in the military. School type: High School Activity goal: Recognize students Submitted by: Tara Campbell

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Honor Roll Hand Prints
Academic Recognition & Reward, The Look of Renaissance

Recognize students for achieving the honor roll (or other selected criteria) School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†Provide recognition and ownership in your school Submitted by:¬†J.W. Wiseman Elementary…

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Banana
Educator Morale

Add some fun to your Staffulty meeting with a BYOB or otherwise known as a Bring Your Own Banana Split Bar Staffulty Meeting! School Type: K-12…

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Graduation Mural
Encouraging Graduation

Brand your school with the ultimate goal in mind by creating a Graduation Mural. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Improve school look and promote graduation Submitted…

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Staffulty-of-the-Month Bowling Pin
Staffulty Recognition

Recognize various staffulty members throughout the school year. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Provide recognition to staffulty members throughout the school year. Submitted by: Tara Campbell

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FUNDRAISING IDEA: MASTERS TOURNAMENT
Fundraising

Bureau Valley High School in Illiniois had a great fundraiser for Renaissance in their school ‚Äď a Machine Shed Masters Tournament! The Machine Shed Masters is…

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School Entrance Signs
The Look of Renaissance

Increase school pride with entrance signs on your campus that will have anyone coming to your campus feeling welcomed and excited to be there. School type:…

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Acceptance Letter Wall
Encouraging Graduation

Display and promote the future plans of your senior class. School type: 9-12 Activity goal: Encourage students to pursure post-secondary opportunities Submitted by: Tara Campbell

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Color Run Fundraiser
Fundraising

Raise funds for your renaissance program and create community involvement simultaneously. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Raise funds and build community involvement Submitted by: Tara Campbell

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Write Your Story With Renaissance Script
Renaissance Rallies

Entertain, excite, and involve your student body with renaissance School type: K-12 Activity goal: Recognize and reward students during a renaissance rally Submitted by: Andrea Henry

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The Harbor: Kindness
The Harbor Ideas

Promote kindness on a school-wide level School type: K-12 Activity goal: Spread kindness throughout your school building Submitted by: Joanna Schley

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The Harbor: Generosity
The Harbor Ideas

Help students learn how easy it is to be generous. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Teach students simple ways that they can be generous Submitted by: Joanna Schley

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The Harbor-Growing Into Your Greatness
The Harbor Ideas

Help students learn how to grow into their greatness. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Help students learn how to attain greatness Submitted by: Joanna Schley

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Staffulty Kayaking Trip
Educator Morale

Build teamwork and camaraderie with your Staffulty by organizing a kayaking trip before (or after) the school year. School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School…

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Rainy Day Message
General Ideas

Add some energy and fun to a rainy day. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Set a positive tone on a rainy day Submitted by: Steve Bollar

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Overcoming the Odds
The Harbor Ideas

Help students learn about people that have overcome the odds to achieve success. School type: 6-12 Activity goal: Inspire students to never give up Submitted by: Samantha Grimes

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The Harbor: Service
The Harbor Ideas

Help students learn about service opportunities within your school. School type: 6-12 Activity goal: Expose students to service opportunities in your school Submitted by: Samantha Grimes

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The Harbor: Kindness
The Harbor Ideas

Help your students learn how to be more kind to one another. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Create more acts of kindness Submitted by: Samantha Grimes

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The Harbor: Resilience
The Harbor Ideas

Help your students overcome challenges and obstacles they face. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Aid students in overcoming challenges Submitted by: Samantha Grimes

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The Harbor: Finishing Strong
The Harbor Ideas

Encourage your students to finish the semester and/or school year in a strong way. School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†Help students get “over the hump” at the…

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The Most Inspirational Students
Character Recognition & Reward

Recognize students that overcome adversity to excel in academics and citizenship School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†Recognize students that have overcome adversity to excel in your school…

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Hump Day Draw Down
Staffulty Recognition

Recognize ALL of your staffulty members throughout the school year! School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†Recognize all staffulty members with a prize at some point during the…

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Movie Night
Fundraising, General Ideas

Help your students celebrate the end of the semester or school year with a movie night at school! School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School…

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The Harbor: Forgiveness
The Harbor Ideas

Teach students the power of forgiveness. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Teach students how to forgive people for their wrongdoings. Submitted by: Samantha Grimes

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The Harbor: Hope
The Harbor Ideas

Create a sense of hope in your students for a better future. School type:¬†6-12 Activity goal:¬†Help your students set realistic and attainable goals for their futures…

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The Harbor: Relationships
The Harbor Ideas

Teach students how to manage healthy and unhealthy relationships. School type:¬†6-12 Activity goal:¬†Aid students in developing and nurturing more healthy relationships in their lives Submitted by:¬†Samantha…

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The Harbor: Awareness
The Harbor Ideas

Encourage students to become more environmentally aware. School type: 6-12 Activity goal: Teach students how to be more aware of the environment around them Submitted by: Samantha Grimes

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The Harbor: Pressure
The Harbor Ideas

Teach your kids how to use “pressure” in a positive way. School type:¬†6-12 Activity goal:¬†Teach students how to use pressure in a positive manner. Submitted by:¬†Samantha…

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Dot Exercise
General Ideas

An activity to help your staff and faculty ensure all students feel connected. School type:¬†MS, HS Activity goal:¬†Identify your ‚Äúinvisible‚ÄĚ students so you can ensure all…

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The Harbor: Leaving a Legacy
The Harbor Ideas

Inspire students to think about the legacy they will create for themselves. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Creating a positive legacy Submitted by: Samantha Grimes

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The Look of Renaissance: Birthday Walls
General Ideas, The Look of Renaissance

A great way to recognize students and staffulty during their birthday month. School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†Provide recogntion for all students and staffulty members. Submitted by:¬†Tara…

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Commitment To Graduate: Acceptance Letter Shirts
Encouraging Graduation

A great way to encourage and promote postsecondary opportunities. School type:¬†High School Activity goal:¬†Promote learning institutions beyond high school. Submitted by:¬†Tara Campbell, Portland High School, Portland,…

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ADAPTIVE PROM
General Ideas

A great way to honor and recognize a very special group of students in your building with an adapted prom night, creating a night they will…

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Staffulty Retirees
Staffulty Recognition

A special way to honor and recognize the retiring members of ¬†your staffulty. School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†Schoolwide recognition for your retiring staffulty members for their…

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The Harbor: WHAT IS SUCCESS?
The Harbor Ideas

Set a positive tone at your staff meetings by getting things started with a monthly inspirational staff moment. School type:¬†HS Activity goal:¬†A way to help your…

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SCHOOL BOARD SURVIVAL KIT
Staffulty Recognition

Just as you would give recognition to your students and Staffulty, give it to members of the School Board. School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†To recognize School…

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TOKENS OF APPRECIATION
Character Recognition & Reward

Catch your students doing the things you want them to do and reward them with this “token” of appreciation to reinforce the positive behavior! School type:…

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SOPHOMORES' KEY TO SUCCESS
Encouraging Graduation

Create an assembly where your sophomore class receives their own “Key to Success.” School Type: High School Activity Goal: Reinforce that students’ Commitment to Graduate¬ģ is…

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Positive Principal Referral
Character Recognition & Reward

Give students positive one-on-one time with administrators and reward them for good behavior with a Positive Principal Referral. School Type: K-12 Activity Goal: Recognize and reward…

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C2G SILHOUETTES
Encouraging Graduation

This visual reminder of students‚Äô commitment to graduate will also help display the ‚Äúlook of Renaissance‚ÄĚ School type: K-12 Activity goal:¬†To create a visual reminder of…

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BREAKING BOARDS
Encouraging Graduation

There are different Commitment to Graduate activities for each high school year. This activity is generally done with 10th graders and helps them focus on their…

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The Harbor: FLASH JUDGEMENT
The Harbor Ideas

The first episode of The Harbor discusses judgement, and the dangers of it. This activity will allow students to make flash judgements themselves and see how…

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GETTING STARTED: USING THE HARBOR IN YOUR CLASSROOM
The Harbor Ideas

Finding a relevant voice to teach character development is not always easy. The Harbor by Jostens builds character in the classroom and positive culture on campus.…

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HOMECOMING BONFIRE
Fundraising

Host a Homecoming Bonfire to build relationships and raise funds for Renaissance activities. School type:¬†High School Activity goal: Fundraising for Renaissance program and building relationships Submitted…

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RALLY SCRIPT: TO "B" OR NOT TO "B"... THAT IS THE RENAISSANCE QUESTION
Renaissance Rallies

Submitted by: Jostens Renaissance¬†Education Renaissance Rallies are a great way to celebrate all of the positive behaviors you look for in your students. Celebrate¬†great grades, improving…

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RALLY SCRIPT: PEACE LOVE AND RENAISSANCE
Renaissance Rallies

Submitted by: Jostens Renaissance¬†Education Renaissance Rallies are a great way to celebrate all of the positive behaviors you look for in your students. Celebrate¬†great grades, improving…

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RALLY SCRIPT: GAME SHOW THEME
Renaissance Rallies

Submitted by: Jostens Renaissance¬†Education Renaissance Rallies are a great way to celebrate all of the positive behaviors you look for in your students. Celebrate¬†great grades, improving…

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RALLY SCRIPT: EDUCATION STRIKES BACK
Renaissance Rallies

Submitted by: Jostens Renaissance¬†Education Renaissance Rallies are a great way to celebrate all of the positive behaviors you look for in your students. Celebrate¬†great grades, improving…

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THANK YOU DAY
Character Recognition & Reward, Student Recognition & Reward

Celebrate a day of writing and delivering notes to recognize and say “thank you” for all students and Staffulty at your school. School type: K-12 Activity…

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PAT ON THE BACK
Staffulty Recognition

Encourage your students to give teachers a pat on the back during American Education Week in November by nominating their favorite Staffulty members. School type: K-12…

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MONTHLY INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT
Staffulty Recognition

Set a positive tone at your staff meetings by getting things started with a monthly inspirational staff moment. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Set positive tone…

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CLUB SPONSOR LUNCHEON
Staffulty Recognition

An opportunity to give thanks to all stakeholders in the building and for students and Staffulty to give thanks to those who are deserving within the…

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ANNUAL PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Staffulty Recognition

For the past five years, Grant Union High School has recognized and rewarded staffulty members with perfect¬†attendance for the entire school year at our Staffulty Rally…

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH CLUB
Character Recognition & Reward

In many schools, staff can nominate one student for ‚Äústudent of the month‚ÄĚ recognition. This idea is to expand the¬†criteria so that staff can nominate as…

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Academic Sign On The line
Academic Recognition & Reward

The Sign on the Line ceremony is an academic version of when high school athletes sign letters of intent to the university they plan on attending…

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GOTCHA' DOIN THE RIGHT THING
Character Recognition & Reward

An ongoing program that makes it easy to reward students on the spot. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Encourage positive¬†behavior Submitted by: Mary Allen,¬†Yakima, WA  

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BUG PROGRAM
Academic Recognition & Reward

This is an activity that all students can participate in, whether they are 4.0 or .5 GPA students. It is called BUG, which stands for Bring…

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BREAKFAST WITH THE PRINCIPAL
Academic Recognition & Reward, Character Recognition & Reward

Recognize your students quarterly with a special breakfast with the principal, vice principals and school leaders. School type: Middle School,¬†High School Activity goal: Encourage positive¬†behavior Submitted…

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Planning a Renaissance Rally
Renaissance Rallies

Renaissance Rallies are academic pep rallies, and a great way to celebrate all of the positive behaviors you look for in your students. Celebrate great grades,…

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TEST CARE PACKAGES
Fundraising

Students can sell Test Care Packages during lunch to any student that wants to give a little motivation to a friend during busy testing times of…

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NAME CALLING TURNED POSITIVE
General Ideas

Empower students and staff by turning name calling into something positive. School type:¬†Elementary School Activity goal:¬†Encourage positive behavior Submitted by:¬†Tina Dietrich,¬†Fountain Woods Elementary, NJ  

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MONTHLY PERFECT ATTENDANCE FOR STUDENTS
General Ideas

A great way to get all students to care about their attendance. Because it matters!   School type: High school, middle school Activity goal: Recognize and…

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BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
General Ideas

A good example of a creative reward for good behavior: VIP, home-style seating at varsity games. School type: High School Activity goal: Encourage positive¬†behavior Submitted by:…

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ATTENDANCE BUCKS
General Ideas

Give students Attendance Bucks for good attendance. Allow them to use those bucks to enter a drawing for various prizes. For even more fun, allow teachers…

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COMMITMENT BANNER SIGNING
Encouraging Graduation

A special ceremony for students to make a commitment to scholarship and high school graduation. School Type: High School Activity Goal: Encourage Graduation Prep Time: One…

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C2G ROCK
Encouraging Graduation

A large landscape boulder created as the C2G Rock ‚Äď a visual. This idea is great to do during the summer or at a break for…

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WALL OF ACCEPTANCE
The Look of Renaissance

‚ÄúWhen people come into our lobby and see it for the first time, they are drawn toward it. If they do not have children in our…

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RENAISSANCE IN THE WALKWAY
The Look of Renaissance

Create suspense and anticipation by spacing out each part of this project without giving away its goal until complete. This project is a little more expensive…

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GIVE ME A HAND WALL
The Look of Renaissance

Encourage kindness and compassion with a ‚ÄúGive Me a Hand‚ÄĚ wall – a display of cut out hands that students receive when recognized for kind behavior.…

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CAST OF CHARACTER
Character Recognition & Reward

Reinforce good behavior while creating visual reminders for other students by giving bracelets for good behavior. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Reinforce acts of good character…

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ALUMNI WALL OF GREATNESS
The Look of Renaissance

This idea hits a lot of goals at once‚ÄĒcommunity relationships, inspiration for current students, and a way to create a ‚ÄúLook of Renaissance‚ÄĚ for your school.…

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RENAISSANCE LEADERSHIP CAMP
Fundraising

Invite your incoming 8th graders (or highest level grade) to a special workshop designed to help them be good leaders as they begin their final year…

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JEANS WEEK
Fundraising

Raise money, visibility and give your Staffulty a perk, too – One school raised close to $500! School type: K-12 Activity goal: Create visibility for the…

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HAUNTED HOUSE
Fundraising

One of the most successful fundraising ideas we‚Äôve seen. Some schools have made between $3,000-$6,000 over Halloween. School type: High School Activity goal: Fundraising Submitted by:…

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GETTING STARTED: TIPS AS YOU START RENAISSANCE
Fundraising, General Ideas

It‚Äôs not always easy to know where to start, but educators have been using Renaissance ideals for decades. The following are some great tips to keep…

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GETTING STARTED: FORMING A RENAISSANCE COMMITTEE
General Ideas

A good early step in starting Renaissance at your school is to form a Renaissance Committee. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Create a committee for Renaissance…

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ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER LIVE!
Elementary, Fundraising

Challenge a few ‚Äúcelebrity‚ÄĚ contestants to a round of the ‚ÄúAre You Smarter than a 5th Grader‚ÄĚ game for little or no cost while charging admission…

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