We've all heard about it, and many of us have experienced it: senioritis.

The seniors are eager to move on to their news lives after high school, and even the teachers can get caught up in the energy and momentum. But to gloss over senior year would be a big mistake, as arguably it's the most important time of a student's high school career.

The senior class needs money for all kinds of things, including social events and trips, so a senior class fundraiser can be a great idea. However, you need to make sure everyone is on board, and that people are taking their fundraising responsibilities seriously. First of all, the students need to understand just what the senior class fundraiser means to them personally.

They want to spend their last year of high school doing all these fun activities and events, but a lot of times they have a certain sense of entitlement, and don't realize the money involved. A class meeting can really help with the reality check - if they want to do all these great things, they're going to have to earn it.

Aside from helping them achieve their own goals, their senior class fundraiser can really help prepare them for life after high school, where things will no longer be handed to them on a silver platter. Try to keep the momentum going as much as possible. They don't need reminding that graduation is just around the corner, but try to get them to focus a little more on the present moment instead.

Senior year can be a magical time, but a lot depends on whether the money is there for them to do whatever they want. Their senior class fundraiser is the perfect way for them to do one last bit of teamwork, while helping pay for all the things that will make this year special for them.