Senior year is full of rushing around, prom, college prep, and so many exciting things. One of the most bittersweet things about being a senior parent is the senior recognition. For example, it’s bittersweet because they’ve worked so hard to get there. But It’s exciting because it signifies the end of high school and the next chapter of their life.
For my older two kids, it was years of basketball, softball, and volleyball games coming to an end. For my youngest, it was years of acting. There will be tons of smiles and maybe even some tears. Lots of tears from mom and dad.
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. So I decided to put it all together in my book, called “How to plan a Homeschool Senior Recognition Night”.
Planning a senior night can be overwhelming. There’s a lot of expectation that it will go smoothly. 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, and dealing with parents and the other team. That’s just the beginning!
There are lots of decisions to make. 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. Bonus! I have a special checklist to help you so that you don’t forget anything.
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 and 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. Any senior can have senior recognition and I’ve got lots of ideas.
This planner is for you whether you’re a pro at planning or this is your first time. This book will 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. 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
So, this is the book I wish I’d had when I was in charge of planning senior recognition nights and events. I designed this book from what I learned. 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.