Breakfast of Champions
Send nomination forms to all of the teachers and staff in your school and have them nominate a student whom they feel does something great. This does not have to be the best academic student in the class. You can nominate students for things like coming to class more consistently. At the small morning breakfast, each staff member talks a little bit about the student they have nominated. Great feelings are generated from this repeat event.
New Student Breakfast
Most schools attempt to recognize new students at the beginning of the school year, but with semesters there is a second entry point to school. At the beginning of second semester, invite new students and parents to a welcome breakfast. They can meet administration, student council students, and other new families. This helps to ease their transition into a new school during the middle of the year.