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Coming up with innovative ideas for fundraisers can be challenging. You want to pique your community’s interest, offer something that’s of value to them, and raise money for your school in the process. One idea might be to raffle off partial tuition as a fundraiser, perhaps as the ultimate item during your Auction Gala.Read More
You must align your school's messaging with what parents and students want, as both groups play a vital role in the recruitment and retention processes. These are the six top factors that matter most to students when choosing a school.Read More
All schools can create a social media policy that dictates its answers to these questions and can be referred to when situations arise. This policy should go beyond how school channels will be used, and answer questions about what is and isn’t acceptable around social media use in your community.Read More
Whether due to lack of knowledge, time, or resources, many schools don’t have a comprehensive crisis plan in place. Use this outline as a template to create a crisis plan that your school leaders can create and implement, based on your school's unique needs.Read More
Financial aid can be a sensitive topic for families and schools alike.To add to the tension, there will inevitably be families that don’t receive the amount of aid they applied for. Some will accept this number and others will request a conversation with your financial aid decision-maker to hear your school’s reasoning for its award. When it comes to these conversations, keep these tips in mind.Read More
The fall season is when you should make the majority of your plans for next year’s summer program. Here’s how to lay out responsibilities for each of your Leadership Team divisions to support a successful offering next year.Read More
It can be hard for parents to feel like you’re connected to them and their children from behind your desk or through your school’s emails and social media posts. That’s why we suggest holding monthly “Head chats,” inviting parents to campus to have intimate discussions about topics that matter to them.Read More
Today our School Spotlight highlights Des Moines Christian School in Urbandale, Iowa. Des Moines Christian School is a preK through grade 12 school that aims to equip minds and nurture hearts to impact the world for Jesus Christ.Read More
Active shooter trainings and programs to teach coping skills are not only part of our lives on campus, but also our personal lives. Many students, parents, teachers, and staff members deal with anxiety related to school shootings. We must regain control and find personal balance within this new normal.Read More
As a member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, you’re likely involved in any planning for new buildings and renovations on campus. Before you even hire an architect to carry out those plans, your school may make decisions that hinder the firm’s ability to bring the project to a successful conclusion.Read More