Senior year is full of rushing around, prom, college prep, and so many exciting things. I think for my kids one of the most bittersweet things about their senior years was all the senior recognition nights. It’s bittersweet because they’ve worked so hard to get there and it’s exciting but also because it signifies the end of high school. For us, it was years of basketball, softball and volleyball games, but also at church years of acting in dramas for one of my children. There will tons of smiles and maybe even some tears.
Everyone wants their senior night to be a memorable, special event that they will always remember and after helping to plan several of them over the years, I want to help you plan yours. I want you and your child, team, and organization to have a well organized and special event. I learned so much planning and organizing for the teams and organizations that my children were involved in that I put it all together in my book, called “How to plan a Homeschool Senior Recognition Night”. Honestly, this book will help even if you’re not homeschooled.
Planning a senior night can be overwhelming. There’s a lot of expectation that it will go smoothly, that everyone will know what they’re supposed to do and when to do it and that if something goes wrong, you’re going to get the blame because you’re the one over it. It’s stressful! I get it. Been there, done that! There are lots of moving parts to pull together, like making sure you have an announcer, flowers, balloons, coach’s gifts, programs, dealing with parents and the other team. That’s just the beginning!
You also have to decide how you want the recognition to go, will the parents be on the court or field? Will there be a party after? Do you want a photographer or videographer to capture the moment? I can help you with all of those questions. For athletic senior nights, I have a special checklist to help you so that you don’t forget anything and you can use them as discussion points to talk to your team of volunteers as you plan and make decisions about how you want your event to look.
What if you don’t have an athlete? I have ideas for that too. My youngest daughter wasn’t playing sports her senior year but she had been involved in drama at church since she was born. She really wanted a senior recognition that represented her so we used a drama presentation as her senior recognition. Our family came to the youth’s drama that Sunday and we all went out to eat after. There are lots of ways to have a special day or night for your senior even if they don’t play sports.
Whether you’ve been the one planning these special events or this is your very first time, this book will help keep you organized and give you lots of ideas for a memorable senior night or day. You’ll also be able to keep your team of volunteers organized and So what’s included in this book?
- A step by step guide to planning a sports recognition
- Sports Recognition Night Checklist
- Sample Sports Senior Questionnaire
- Alternative Senior Recognition Ideas
- Checklist for Alternative Senior Recognition
- Sample Senior Questionnaire
- Blank Planning Calendar
- Volunteer Contact Sheet
- Volunteer Assignment Sheet
This is the book I wish I’d had when I was the one in charge of planning senior recognition nights and events. This book was born out of what I learned so that you can plan the most memorable senior recognition ever. To help you get started with your planning, I have the Basketball Senior Questionnaire as a freebie. It’s a great example of what to ask your seniors for programs and announcers. If you’d like to buy my book “How to Plan a Homeschool Recognition Night” just click below.