6 Ways to Celebrate Student Success with LiveSchool

How do schools celebrate student success? Learn how six LiveSchool users engage students with PBIS!
By 
The Liveschool Team
 | 
March 15, 2018

Silly Science Experiments

Students at Kingsway Elementary in Port Charlotte, Florida work for a chance to lead a dramatic science experiment with the school’s STEM lab teacher. The winner chooses from a variety of concoctions, like creating snow, slime, or an exploding sandwich bag. This prize relates back to themes in their curriculum; and as lead teacher Sarah Willingham says,

I think it is easy to see why kids would be motivated to save their points to purchase this reward.

A principal wearing safety goggles and covered in silly string stands next to students
Kingsway Elementary students get to "Silly String" the principal when they earn enough points. She's learned to wear protective glasses.

Get together for some Team Bonding

Team rewards, like outings to the movies or a local restaurant, highlight the success of an entire class. Plus, they could serve as an attractive bonus for quieter students who aren’t so jazzed about getting to read the morning announcements. Creekside Middle School in Fairfield, Ohio, offers building-wide awards: when students earn 100 points, they celebrate with a group excursion that gets them out of the classroom, and into a teamwork mindset.

Principal in the foreground takes a selfie with students raising their hands in the background
Principal Keri Franchini, at Creekside Middle, knows the recipe for a great incentive involves being outside and taking a selfie!

Everybody loves Free Dress

If your school has a strict dress code, offering a dress-down day could be a major motivator. Let them show off the points they earned in a Hawaiian shirt. :)

Hostess with the Mostest

Sara Brady, principal of Marion County Knight Academy in Lebanon, Kentucky, uses whole school events to boost student engagement in PBIS. Her most popular event is a school dance where the admission is 40 LiveSchool points. Once student's are in the dance, they can also “buy” food and school swag with points. The event becomes more about rewarding genuine effort, and less about paying an entry fee.

Theme Party

Create a project that brings multiple grades and faculty together. Last December at Hannah Penn K-8 in York, PA, students were rewarded with a “Power Hour” that included hot chocolate and cookie decorating. Intervention Coordinator Ashley Miller loved seeing students collaborate with peers in different grades.

A group of students sit around a lunch table making gingerbread houses
The students of Hannah Penn K-8 were laser-focused on constructing stable gingerbread houses.

Shopping Spree

LiveSchool tracks points for every student in the building, making it easy for each student to see their progress and “purchase” their own reward. Julie Cook, a principal in Kansas City, Missouri, says,

Students at KIPP Endeavor LOVE the School Store. We run it through LiveSchool, making the process easy for teachers to manage.

Even though every individual earns their own points, the celebration can include the entire class, or the whole school. Regardless of grade level, every LiveSchool student has the same potential to earn a moment in the spotlight.

You’ve probably come up with your own classroom rewards. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas for student recognition using LiveSchool! Tweet us @whyliveschool your rewards and YOU might be highlighted in the next blog post!

Teachers have always found ways to recognize student achievement. But with LiveSchool, your entire school can work toward a range of prizes, without requiring teachers to track points by hand. Since the app handles all the logistics, your school can enjoy a whole new range of student incentive ideas. Plus, the school-wide point system is inherently fair and easy to track. Here are 6 creative ways schools around the country are recognizing students in all grade levels - going way beyond “100%” stickers.

Silly Science Experiments

Students at Kingsway Elementary in Port Charlotte, Florida work for a chance to lead a dramatic science experiment with the school’s STEM lab teacher. The winner chooses from a variety of concoctions, like creating snow, slime, or an exploding sandwich bag. This prize relates back to themes in their curriculum; and as lead teacher Sarah Willingham says,

I think it is easy to see why kids would be motivated to save their points to purchase this reward.

A principal wearing safety goggles and covered in silly string stands next to students
Kingsway Elementary students get to "Silly String" the principal when they earn enough points. She's learned to wear protective glasses.

Get together for some Team Bonding

Team rewards, like outings to the movies or a local restaurant, highlight the success of an entire class. Plus, they could serve as an attractive bonus for quieter students who aren’t so jazzed about getting to read the morning announcements. Creekside Middle School in Fairfield, Ohio, offers building-wide awards: when students earn 100 points, they celebrate with a group excursion that gets them out of the classroom, and into a teamwork mindset.

Principal in the foreground takes a selfie with students raising their hands in the background
Principal Keri Franchini, at Creekside Middle, knows the recipe for a great incentive involves being outside and taking a selfie!

Everybody loves Free Dress

If your school has a strict dress code, offering a dress-down day could be a major motivator. Let them show off the points they earned in a Hawaiian shirt. :)

Hostess with the Mostest

Sara Brady, principal of Marion County Knight Academy in Lebanon, Kentucky, uses whole school events to boost student engagement in PBIS. Her most popular event is a school dance where the admission is 40 LiveSchool points. Once student's are in the dance, they can also “buy” food and school swag with points. The event becomes more about rewarding genuine effort, and less about paying an entry fee.

Theme Party

Create a project that brings multiple grades and faculty together. Last December at Hannah Penn K-8 in York, PA, students were rewarded with a “Power Hour” that included hot chocolate and cookie decorating. Intervention Coordinator Ashley Miller loved seeing students collaborate with peers in different grades.

A group of students sit around a lunch table making gingerbread houses
The students of Hannah Penn K-8 were laser-focused on constructing stable gingerbread houses.

Shopping Spree

LiveSchool tracks points for every student in the building, making it easy for each student to see their progress and “purchase” their own reward. Julie Cook, a principal in Kansas City, Missouri, says,

Students at KIPP Endeavor LOVE the School Store. We run it through LiveSchool, making the process easy for teachers to manage.

Even though every individual earns their own points, the celebration can include the entire class, or the whole school. Regardless of grade level, every LiveSchool student has the same potential to earn a moment in the spotlight.

You’ve probably come up with your own classroom rewards. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas for student recognition using LiveSchool! Tweet us @whyliveschool your rewards and YOU might be highlighted in the next blog post!

Silly Science Experiments

Students at Kingsway Elementary in Port Charlotte, Florida work for a chance to lead a dramatic science experiment with the school’s STEM lab teacher. The winner chooses from a variety of concoctions, like creating snow, slime, or an exploding sandwich bag. This prize relates back to themes in their curriculum; and as lead teacher Sarah Willingham says,

I think it is easy to see why kids would be motivated to save their points to purchase this reward.

A principal wearing safety goggles and covered in silly string stands next to students
Kingsway Elementary students get to "Silly String" the principal when they earn enough points. She's learned to wear protective glasses.

Get together for some Team Bonding

Team rewards, like outings to the movies or a local restaurant, highlight the success of an entire class. Plus, they could serve as an attractive bonus for quieter students who aren’t so jazzed about getting to read the morning announcements. Creekside Middle School in Fairfield, Ohio, offers building-wide awards: when students earn 100 points, they celebrate with a group excursion that gets them out of the classroom, and into a teamwork mindset.

Principal in the foreground takes a selfie with students raising their hands in the background
Principal Keri Franchini, at Creekside Middle, knows the recipe for a great incentive involves being outside and taking a selfie!

Everybody loves Free Dress

If your school has a strict dress code, offering a dress-down day could be a major motivator. Let them show off the points they earned in a Hawaiian shirt. :)

Hostess with the Mostest

Sara Brady, principal of Marion County Knight Academy in Lebanon, Kentucky, uses whole school events to boost student engagement in PBIS. Her most popular event is a school dance where the admission is 40 LiveSchool points. Once student's are in the dance, they can also “buy” food and school swag with points. The event becomes more about rewarding genuine effort, and less about paying an entry fee.

Theme Party

Create a project that brings multiple grades and faculty together. Last December at Hannah Penn K-8 in York, PA, students were rewarded with a “Power Hour” that included hot chocolate and cookie decorating. Intervention Coordinator Ashley Miller loved seeing students collaborate with peers in different grades.

A group of students sit around a lunch table making gingerbread houses
The students of Hannah Penn K-8 were laser-focused on constructing stable gingerbread houses.

Shopping Spree

LiveSchool tracks points for every student in the building, making it easy for each student to see their progress and “purchase” their own reward. Julie Cook, a principal in Kansas City, Missouri, says,

Students at KIPP Endeavor LOVE the School Store. We run it through LiveSchool, making the process easy for teachers to manage.

Even though every individual earns their own points, the celebration can include the entire class, or the whole school. Regardless of grade level, every LiveSchool student has the same potential to earn a moment in the spotlight.

You’ve probably come up with your own classroom rewards. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas for student recognition using LiveSchool! Tweet us @whyliveschool your rewards and YOU might be highlighted in the next blog post!

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Silly Science Experiments

Students at Kingsway Elementary in Port Charlotte, Florida work for a chance to lead a dramatic science experiment with the school’s STEM lab teacher. The winner chooses from a variety of concoctions, like creating snow, slime, or an exploding sandwich bag. This prize relates back to themes in their curriculum; and as lead teacher Sarah Willingham says,

I think it is easy to see why kids would be motivated to save their points to purchase this reward.

A principal wearing safety goggles and covered in silly string stands next to students
Kingsway Elementary students get to "Silly String" the principal when they earn enough points. She's learned to wear protective glasses.

Get together for some Team Bonding

Team rewards, like outings to the movies or a local restaurant, highlight the success of an entire class. Plus, they could serve as an attractive bonus for quieter students who aren’t so jazzed about getting to read the morning announcements. Creekside Middle School in Fairfield, Ohio, offers building-wide awards: when students earn 100 points, they celebrate with a group excursion that gets them out of the classroom, and into a teamwork mindset.

Principal in the foreground takes a selfie with students raising their hands in the background
Principal Keri Franchini, at Creekside Middle, knows the recipe for a great incentive involves being outside and taking a selfie!

Everybody loves Free Dress

If your school has a strict dress code, offering a dress-down day could be a major motivator. Let them show off the points they earned in a Hawaiian shirt. :)

Hostess with the Mostest

Sara Brady, principal of Marion County Knight Academy in Lebanon, Kentucky, uses whole school events to boost student engagement in PBIS. Her most popular event is a school dance where the admission is 40 LiveSchool points. Once student's are in the dance, they can also “buy” food and school swag with points. The event becomes more about rewarding genuine effort, and less about paying an entry fee.

Theme Party

Create a project that brings multiple grades and faculty together. Last December at Hannah Penn K-8 in York, PA, students were rewarded with a “Power Hour” that included hot chocolate and cookie decorating. Intervention Coordinator Ashley Miller loved seeing students collaborate with peers in different grades.

A group of students sit around a lunch table making gingerbread houses
The students of Hannah Penn K-8 were laser-focused on constructing stable gingerbread houses.

Shopping Spree

LiveSchool tracks points for every student in the building, making it easy for each student to see their progress and “purchase” their own reward. Julie Cook, a principal in Kansas City, Missouri, says,

Students at KIPP Endeavor LOVE the School Store. We run it through LiveSchool, making the process easy for teachers to manage.

Even though every individual earns their own points, the celebration can include the entire class, or the whole school. Regardless of grade level, every LiveSchool student has the same potential to earn a moment in the spotlight.

You’ve probably come up with your own classroom rewards. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas for student recognition using LiveSchool! Tweet us @whyliveschool your rewards and YOU might be highlighted in the next blog post!

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Silly Science Experiments

Students at Kingsway Elementary in Port Charlotte, Florida work for a chance to lead a dramatic science experiment with the school’s STEM lab teacher. The winner chooses from a variety of concoctions, like creating snow, slime, or an exploding sandwich bag. This prize relates back to themes in their curriculum; and as lead teacher Sarah Willingham says,

I think it is easy to see why kids would be motivated to save their points to purchase this reward.

A principal wearing safety goggles and covered in silly string stands next to students
Kingsway Elementary students get to "Silly String" the principal when they earn enough points. She's learned to wear protective glasses.

Get together for some Team Bonding

Team rewards, like outings to the movies or a local restaurant, highlight the success of an entire class. Plus, they could serve as an attractive bonus for quieter students who aren’t so jazzed about getting to read the morning announcements. Creekside Middle School in Fairfield, Ohio, offers building-wide awards: when students earn 100 points, they celebrate with a group excursion that gets them out of the classroom, and into a teamwork mindset.

Principal in the foreground takes a selfie with students raising their hands in the background
Principal Keri Franchini, at Creekside Middle, knows the recipe for a great incentive involves being outside and taking a selfie!

Everybody loves Free Dress

If your school has a strict dress code, offering a dress-down day could be a major motivator. Let them show off the points they earned in a Hawaiian shirt. :)

Hostess with the Mostest

Sara Brady, principal of Marion County Knight Academy in Lebanon, Kentucky, uses whole school events to boost student engagement in PBIS. Her most popular event is a school dance where the admission is 40 LiveSchool points. Once student's are in the dance, they can also “buy” food and school swag with points. The event becomes more about rewarding genuine effort, and less about paying an entry fee.

Theme Party

Create a project that brings multiple grades and faculty together. Last December at Hannah Penn K-8 in York, PA, students were rewarded with a “Power Hour” that included hot chocolate and cookie decorating. Intervention Coordinator Ashley Miller loved seeing students collaborate with peers in different grades.

A group of students sit around a lunch table making gingerbread houses
The students of Hannah Penn K-8 were laser-focused on constructing stable gingerbread houses.

Shopping Spree

LiveSchool tracks points for every student in the building, making it easy for each student to see their progress and “purchase” their own reward. Julie Cook, a principal in Kansas City, Missouri, says,

Students at KIPP Endeavor LOVE the School Store. We run it through LiveSchool, making the process easy for teachers to manage.

Even though every individual earns their own points, the celebration can include the entire class, or the whole school. Regardless of grade level, every LiveSchool student has the same potential to earn a moment in the spotlight.

You’ve probably come up with your own classroom rewards. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas for student recognition using LiveSchool! Tweet us @whyliveschool your rewards and YOU might be highlighted in the next blog post!

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Silly Science Experiments

Students at Kingsway Elementary in Port Charlotte, Florida work for a chance to lead a dramatic science experiment with the school’s STEM lab teacher. The winner chooses from a variety of concoctions, like creating snow, slime, or an exploding sandwich bag. This prize relates back to themes in their curriculum; and as lead teacher Sarah Willingham says,

I think it is easy to see why kids would be motivated to save their points to purchase this reward.

A principal wearing safety goggles and covered in silly string stands next to students
Kingsway Elementary students get to "Silly String" the principal when they earn enough points. She's learned to wear protective glasses.

Get together for some Team Bonding

Team rewards, like outings to the movies or a local restaurant, highlight the success of an entire class. Plus, they could serve as an attractive bonus for quieter students who aren’t so jazzed about getting to read the morning announcements. Creekside Middle School in Fairfield, Ohio, offers building-wide awards: when students earn 100 points, they celebrate with a group excursion that gets them out of the classroom, and into a teamwork mindset.

Principal in the foreground takes a selfie with students raising their hands in the background
Principal Keri Franchini, at Creekside Middle, knows the recipe for a great incentive involves being outside and taking a selfie!

Everybody loves Free Dress

If your school has a strict dress code, offering a dress-down day could be a major motivator. Let them show off the points they earned in a Hawaiian shirt. :)

Hostess with the Mostest

Sara Brady, principal of Marion County Knight Academy in Lebanon, Kentucky, uses whole school events to boost student engagement in PBIS. Her most popular event is a school dance where the admission is 40 LiveSchool points. Once student's are in the dance, they can also “buy” food and school swag with points. The event becomes more about rewarding genuine effort, and less about paying an entry fee.

Theme Party

Create a project that brings multiple grades and faculty together. Last December at Hannah Penn K-8 in York, PA, students were rewarded with a “Power Hour” that included hot chocolate and cookie decorating. Intervention Coordinator Ashley Miller loved seeing students collaborate with peers in different grades.

A group of students sit around a lunch table making gingerbread houses
The students of Hannah Penn K-8 were laser-focused on constructing stable gingerbread houses.

Shopping Spree

LiveSchool tracks points for every student in the building, making it easy for each student to see their progress and “purchase” their own reward. Julie Cook, a principal in Kansas City, Missouri, says,

Students at KIPP Endeavor LOVE the School Store. We run it through LiveSchool, making the process easy for teachers to manage.

Even though every individual earns their own points, the celebration can include the entire class, or the whole school. Regardless of grade level, every LiveSchool student has the same potential to earn a moment in the spotlight.

You’ve probably come up with your own classroom rewards. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas for student recognition using LiveSchool! Tweet us @whyliveschool your rewards and YOU might be highlighted in the next blog post!

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Teachers have always found ways to recognize student achievement. But with LiveSchool, your entire school can work toward a range of prizes, without requiring teachers to track points by hand. Since the app handles all the logistics, your school can enjoy a whole new range of student incentive ideas. Plus, the school-wide point system is inherently fair and easy to track. Here are 6 creative ways schools around the country are recognizing students in all grade levels - going way beyond “100%” stickers.

Silly Science Experiments

Students at Kingsway Elementary in Port Charlotte, Florida work for a chance to lead a dramatic science experiment with the school’s STEM lab teacher. The winner chooses from a variety of concoctions, like creating snow, slime, or an exploding sandwich bag. This prize relates back to themes in their curriculum; and as lead teacher Sarah Willingham says,

I think it is easy to see why kids would be motivated to save their points to purchase this reward.

A principal wearing safety goggles and covered in silly string stands next to students
Kingsway Elementary students get to "Silly String" the principal when they earn enough points. She's learned to wear protective glasses.

Get together for some Team Bonding

Team rewards, like outings to the movies or a local restaurant, highlight the success of an entire class. Plus, they could serve as an attractive bonus for quieter students who aren’t so jazzed about getting to read the morning announcements. Creekside Middle School in Fairfield, Ohio, offers building-wide awards: when students earn 100 points, they celebrate with a group excursion that gets them out of the classroom, and into a teamwork mindset.

Principal in the foreground takes a selfie with students raising their hands in the background
Principal Keri Franchini, at Creekside Middle, knows the recipe for a great incentive involves being outside and taking a selfie!

Everybody loves Free Dress

If your school has a strict dress code, offering a dress-down day could be a major motivator. Let them show off the points they earned in a Hawaiian shirt. :)

Hostess with the Mostest

Sara Brady, principal of Marion County Knight Academy in Lebanon, Kentucky, uses whole school events to boost student engagement in PBIS. Her most popular event is a school dance where the admission is 40 LiveSchool points. Once student's are in the dance, they can also “buy” food and school swag with points. The event becomes more about rewarding genuine effort, and less about paying an entry fee.

Theme Party

Create a project that brings multiple grades and faculty together. Last December at Hannah Penn K-8 in York, PA, students were rewarded with a “Power Hour” that included hot chocolate and cookie decorating. Intervention Coordinator Ashley Miller loved seeing students collaborate with peers in different grades.

A group of students sit around a lunch table making gingerbread houses
The students of Hannah Penn K-8 were laser-focused on constructing stable gingerbread houses.

Shopping Spree

LiveSchool tracks points for every student in the building, making it easy for each student to see their progress and “purchase” their own reward. Julie Cook, a principal in Kansas City, Missouri, says,

Students at KIPP Endeavor LOVE the School Store. We run it through LiveSchool, making the process easy for teachers to manage.

Even though every individual earns their own points, the celebration can include the entire class, or the whole school. Regardless of grade level, every LiveSchool student has the same potential to earn a moment in the spotlight.

You’ve probably come up with your own classroom rewards. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas for student recognition using LiveSchool! Tweet us @whyliveschool your rewards and YOU might be highlighted in the next blog post!

All Reward Ideas for Students

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🎁
Read Across America
Grades K-8
School
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Student Spotlight Board
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Glow Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
“Let's Make A Difference Week"
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
School Dance
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Lost & Found Fashion Show
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Food-Themed Party
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Early Lunch Dismissal
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Tech Time
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Wild ‘N Out High School Edition
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
The A-List
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Teacher for the Day
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Fake The Funk
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY

All Reward Ideas for Elementary School Students

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Student Spotlight Board
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
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🎁
Class Jobs
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Free Dress
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Sweatshirt
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Loudspeaker Shoutout
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Tech Time
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Firebird of the Month
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Read Across America
Grades K-8
School
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
School Spirit Day
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Holiday Delivery
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Snacks
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Certificate of Achievement
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Theme Party
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY

All Event Ideas for Schools

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Fake The Funk
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Theme Party
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Bonfire
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Meme Party
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Karaoke Night
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🎨
Amazing Race
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Family Feast
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Movie Night
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🎨
Game Week
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🎨
Decades Party
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The Love Soiree
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STEM Field Day
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Dance Party

All Free Reward Ideas for Schools

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Parking Spots
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School Spirit Day
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Teacher Serenade
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Brain Break
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Tech Time
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Art Contest
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Talk Time
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Drop Lowest Quiz
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Tutor
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Homework Pass
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Operate Equipment.
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Stairway Messages
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Camp Read Away

All Reward Ideas for High School Students

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Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Dance Party
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Certificate of Achievement
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Snack Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Homework Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Art Contest
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Anime Themed Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
The A-List
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Holiday Delivery
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Snacks
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Game-Based Simulation Learning
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
School Supplies & Merch
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Graduation Celebration
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Be a Comedian.
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Reward Ideas for Middle School Students

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Wristband
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
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🎁
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
The Love Soiree
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Awards Show Afterparty
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Snacks
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Silent Disco
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Graduation Celebration
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Loudspeaker Shoutout
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Teachers have always found ways to recognize student achievement. But with LiveSchool, your entire school can work toward a range of prizes, without requiring teachers to track points by hand. Since the app handles all the logistics, your school can enjoy a whole new range of student incentive ideas. Plus, the school-wide point system is inherently fair and easy to track. Here are 6 creative ways schools around the country are recognizing students in all grade levels - going way beyond “100%” stickers.

Silly Science Experiments

Students at Kingsway Elementary in Port Charlotte, Florida work for a chance to lead a dramatic science experiment with the school’s STEM lab teacher. The winner chooses from a variety of concoctions, like creating snow, slime, or an exploding sandwich bag. This prize relates back to themes in their curriculum; and as lead teacher Sarah Willingham says,

I think it is easy to see why kids would be motivated to save their points to purchase this reward.

A principal wearing safety goggles and covered in silly string stands next to students
Kingsway Elementary students get to "Silly String" the principal when they earn enough points. She's learned to wear protective glasses.

Get together for some Team Bonding

Team rewards, like outings to the movies or a local restaurant, highlight the success of an entire class. Plus, they could serve as an attractive bonus for quieter students who aren’t so jazzed about getting to read the morning announcements. Creekside Middle School in Fairfield, Ohio, offers building-wide awards: when students earn 100 points, they celebrate with a group excursion that gets them out of the classroom, and into a teamwork mindset.

Principal in the foreground takes a selfie with students raising their hands in the background
Principal Keri Franchini, at Creekside Middle, knows the recipe for a great incentive involves being outside and taking a selfie!

Everybody loves Free Dress

If your school has a strict dress code, offering a dress-down day could be a major motivator. Let them show off the points they earned in a Hawaiian shirt. :)

Hostess with the Mostest

Sara Brady, principal of Marion County Knight Academy in Lebanon, Kentucky, uses whole school events to boost student engagement in PBIS. Her most popular event is a school dance where the admission is 40 LiveSchool points. Once student's are in the dance, they can also “buy” food and school swag with points. The event becomes more about rewarding genuine effort, and less about paying an entry fee.

Theme Party

Create a project that brings multiple grades and faculty together. Last December at Hannah Penn K-8 in York, PA, students were rewarded with a “Power Hour” that included hot chocolate and cookie decorating. Intervention Coordinator Ashley Miller loved seeing students collaborate with peers in different grades.

A group of students sit around a lunch table making gingerbread houses
The students of Hannah Penn K-8 were laser-focused on constructing stable gingerbread houses.

Shopping Spree

LiveSchool tracks points for every student in the building, making it easy for each student to see their progress and “purchase” their own reward. Julie Cook, a principal in Kansas City, Missouri, says,

Students at KIPP Endeavor LOVE the School Store. We run it through LiveSchool, making the process easy for teachers to manage.

Even though every individual earns their own points, the celebration can include the entire class, or the whole school. Regardless of grade level, every LiveSchool student has the same potential to earn a moment in the spotlight.

You’ve probably come up with your own classroom rewards. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas for student recognition using LiveSchool! Tweet us @whyliveschool your rewards and YOU might be highlighted in the next blog post!

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