IDEA EXCHANGE


One of the most powerful aspects of Jostens Renaissance® is the collection of great ideas shared by schools like yours. Ideas are compiled here and sorted by the foundational elements of a successful Renaissance program. Browse the library to find new ideas that suit your Jostens Renaissance needs and login to download a step by step guide to try these ideas at your school!

  • The Harbor: Pressure
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    Help your students use peer pressure in a positive manner
    December 2, 2016
  • WALL OF ACCEPTANCE
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    “When people come into our lobby and see it for the first time, they...
    March 17, 2015
  • GOTCHA' DOIN THE RIGHT THING
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    An ongoing program that makes it easy to reward students on the spot.
    March 17, 2015
  • RALLY SCRIPT: EDUCATION STRIKES BACK
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    This script can be used as a loose guide or as-is to create a...
    March 17, 2015
  • PLANNING A RALLY
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    Renaissance Rallies are a great way to celebrate all of the positive...
    March 17, 2015
  • ALUMNI WALL OF GREATNESS
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    Displays that capture the essence of Renaissance never stop working and impact everyone who...
    March 17, 2015
  • RALLY SCRIPT: PEACE LOVE AND RENAISSANCE
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    This script can be used as a loose guide or as-is to create a...
    March 17, 2015
  • SIGN ON THE LINE
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    The SIGN ON THE LINE ceremony is an academic play off of when high...
    March 17, 2015
  • JEANS WEEK
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    Raise money, visibility and give your staffulty a perk, too! This activity is easy...
    March 17, 2015
  • BREAKFAST WITH THE PRINCIPAL
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    Recognize your students quarterly with a special breakfast with the principal, vice principals and...
    March 17, 2015
  • GETTING STARTED: RENAISSANCE CARDS
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    The achievement card program is a great starter program for schools that want to...
    March 17, 2015
  • TOKENS OF APPRECIATION
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    Encourage positive behavior with Tokens of Appreciation.
    March 4, 2016
  • RENAISSANCE LEADERSHIP CAMP
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    In order to "juice" our incoming 8th graders (they are our oldest...
    March 17, 2015
  • Forgiveness
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    Teach students the power of forgiveness.
    December 2, 2016
  • ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?
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    One elementary school created a fundraiser based on a favorite game.
    March 17, 2015
  • CLUB SPONSOR LUNCHEON
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    An opportunity to give thanks to all stakeholders in the building and for students...
    March 17, 2015
  • BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
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    A good example of a creative reward for good behavior: VIP, home-style seating at...
    March 17, 2015
  • HAUNTED HOUSE
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    One of the most successful fundraising ideas we’ve seen...
    March 17, 2015
  • RENAISSANCE IN THE WALKWAY
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    It may seem that this idea is all about artwork, yet once you read...
    March 17, 2015
  • GETTING STARTED: USING THE HARBOR IN YOUR CLASSROOM
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    Finding a relevant voice to teach character development is not always easy...
    June 22, 2015
  • Commitment To Graduate: Acceptance Letter Shirts
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    Encourage postsecondary opportunities with college & military acceptance shirts!
    August 22, 2016
  • GETTING STARTED: FORMING A RENAISSANCE COMMITTEE
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    Many hands make light work, but starting a Renaissance committee might sound daunting. No...
    March 17, 2015
  • FLASH JUDGEMENT
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    This activity will force students to make flash judgements...
    June 22, 2015
  • NAME CALLING TURNED POSITIVE
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    Empower students and staff by turning name calling into something positive.
    March 17, 2015
  • C2G SILHOUETTES
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    This visual reminder of students’ commitment...
    June 22, 2015
  • RALLY SCRIPT: TO "B" OR NOT TO "B"... THAT...
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    This script can be used as a loose guide or as-is to create a...
    March 17, 2015
  • TEST CARE PACKAGES
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    This idea is for Test Care Packages that Renaissance students can sell...
    March 17, 2015
  • CAST OF CHARACTER
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    Reinforce acts of character by handing out brightly colored rubber wristbands when they exhibit...
    March 17, 2015
  • WHAT IS SUCCESS?
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    Using The Harbor to help students define success.
    May 9, 2016
  • SCHOOL BOARD SURVIVAL KIT
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    Give recognition to members of the School Board.
    April 11, 2016
  • BUG PROGRAM
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    This is an activity that all students can participate in, whether they are 4.0...
    March 17, 2015
  • Leaving a Legacy
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    Invoke students to think about the legacy they will create for themselves. School type: K-12 Activity...
    August 22, 2016
  • PAT ON THE BACK
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    Encourage your students to give teachers a pat on the back...
    March 17, 2015
  • GETTING STARTED: RENAISSANCE CARDS PRIZE IDEAS
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    Once you decide to get a Renaissance Card program underway as a means to...
    March 17, 2015
  • STUDENTS OF THE MONTH CLUB
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    Staff can nominate one student for “student of the month” recognition...
    March 17, 2015
  • MONTHLY PERFECT ATTENDANCE - STUDENTS
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    A great way to get all students to care about their attendance...
    March 17, 2015
  • POSITIVE PRINCIPAL REFERRAL
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    Set a positive tone at your staff meetings by getting things started with a...
    June 22, 2015
  • Hope
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    Help students develop hope for their futures through goal setting
    December 2, 2016
  • ATTENDANCE BUCKS
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    Give students Attendance Bucks for good attendance. Allow them to use those bucks to...
    March 17, 2015
  • MONTHLY INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT
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    Set a positive tone at your staff meetings by getting things started with a...
    March 17, 2015
  • SOPHOMORES' KEY TO SUCCESS
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    A new tradition for Sophomores...
    June 22, 2015
  • THANK YOU DAY
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    An opportunity to give thanks to all stakeholders in the building and for students...
    March 17, 2015
  • The Harbor: Awareness
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    Help students become more environmentally aware
    December 2, 2016
  • EGG TOSS
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    Introduce students to a typical Renaissance event at the beginning of the year with...
    May 13, 2015
  • The Look of Renaissance: Birthday Walls
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    Recognize all students and staffulty on their birthday!
    August 22, 2016
  • RALLY SCRIPT: GAME SHOW THEME
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    This script can be used as a loose guide or as-is to create a...
    March 17, 2015
  • SPECIAL PROM
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    A great way to honor and recognize a very special group of students in...
    August 9, 2016
  • C2G ROCK
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    A large visual reminder outside for C2G...
    March 17, 2015
  • BREAKING BOARDS
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    This activity helps students focus on their goals...
    June 22, 2015
  • Relationships
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    Help students create and foster positive relationships
    December 2, 2016
  • GIVE ME A HAND WALL
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    The idea came from an elementary school that reported that its state...
    March 17, 2015
  • ANNUAL PERFECT ATTENDANCE
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    For the past five years, Grant Union High School has recognized and rewarded staffulty...
    March 17, 2015
  • COMMITMENT BANNER SIGNING
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    A ceremony for students to make a commitment...
    March 17, 2015
  • GETTING STARTED: TIPS AS YOU START RENAISSANCE
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    When organizing your custom Jostens Renaissance program, it’s not always easy to know where...
    March 17, 2015
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