Russellville Junior/Senior High School students recently received their Renaissance cards based on their second semester performance from the previous school year.

The mission of the Russellville Renaissance team is to recognize, reward, and reinforce student behaviors that lead to success with their educational experiences. Renaissance focuses on academic success (overall student GPA), behavior that promotes success, and attendance in class. Students will be recognized and rewarded throughout the school year based on their success during each semester.

The Russellville Renaissance team, led by Coordinator, Heather Osborne, is comprised of both students and staff members who work collaboratively to provide experiences and opportunities to highlight our student successes in the areas identified above. Our “Happy School Year” party was one example of a Renaissance activity that we used to recognize students from the previous year and reinforce or highlight to our students what we value for them academically. Each year we will have a kick-off event at the beginning of the year that includes all students.

Each semester, Renaissance Rallies will be held to reward those students who qualify, based on grades, attendance, and behavior. This year, we are including the Renaissance Cards as a way to provide more rewards and recognition for our students. We held our Fall Renaissance Rally on Friday, Sept. 30, and included a “fall festival” theme with inflatables, games, etc.

Students who received a Renaissance card inviting them to participate in this “for-members-only” event included students in grades 7-12 who have met the criteria for membership based on their 2nd semester qualification from last year. The 6th grade students and those who are new to us will be included in our Spring Rally based on this current semester. Students must have their Renaissance cards with them at all times in order to receive their benefits—no exceptions!

Listed below are the qualifications for the four levels of Renaissance Cards:

Gold Card Membership:

3.6-4.0 Overall GPA

No more than 3 tardies

No ISS assignments

Benefits: Entry to all Renaissance Rallies/Events

Daily access to Golden Panther Café

Free admission to one school event

2 Homework Passes (prior teacher approval must be obtained)

1 Music Pass (prior teacher approval must be obtained)

Silver Card Membership:

3.0-3.5 Overall GPA

No more than 4 tardies

No ISS assignments

Benefits:

Entry to all Renaissance Rallies/Events

3 Lunch Passes to the Golden Panther Café

50% off admission to a school event

1 Homework Pass

1 Music Pass

Bronze Card Membership:

2.75-2.99 Overall GPA

No more than 4 tardies

No ISS assignments

Benefits:

Entry to all Renaissance Rallies/Events

1 lunch pass to the Golden Panther Café

$1 off admission to a school event

1 Homework Pass

White Card Membership:

Overall .5 increase in the GPA from previous semester

No more than 4 tardies

No more than 1 ISS assignment

Benefits:

1 lunch pass the Golden Panther Café

$1 off admission to a school event

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