APRIL

No senior slide is happening on your watch! Use one or more of these activities, plus the relationship-builder, to help keep everyone’s eyes on the prize!

See more details about this month’s activities by clicking the title of each idea below!

RELATIONSHIPS

Test Day Desk Messages: Reinforce Staffulty support of student success by encouraging teachers to write quick personalized notes on the “Work is Worth It” Post-itTM Notes available on the Ren Store.

CULTURE & CLIMATE

Frivolous Fun Scavenger Hunt: Reinforce a culture of joy by creating a scavenger hunt in which students search for designated items, like dollar store dinosaurs, around campus. Sometimes it’s good just to have some frivolous fun.

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

STAFFULTY MORALE

Honorary Diploma: Recognize Staffulty who made a difference to graduating seniors by having the senior present a certificate to them while dressed in their cap and gown. This touching tradition is a Renaissance favorite.

How to Be a Game Changer – video and discussion: Use this The Green Room professional learning episode at a staff meeting or PD day to inspire your team to be open to fresh initiatives and to think creatively about how they work.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

On the Spot Awards: Recognize students in the moment for actions showing good character qualities by giving them this award. Then publicly recognize On The Spot recipients at a rally or event. Available in the Ren Store.

Finishing Strong – video and discussion: Use Season 2, Episode 23 of The HarborTM by Jostens episode to reinforce the opportunity that the end of the school year offers to make an impact.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Wall of Fame: 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 a post on a bulletin board and social media.

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