Allie Staub not only embraces change, she initiates it. Staub made changes in the yearbook program at Westfield Middle School in Westfield, Ind., which led to a national award-winning yearbook and to her receiving a 2015 JEA Rising Star award.
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Do you want to ease any stress you are feeling and begin next year without so much chaos? Then a summer yearbook workshop is the answer!
For many high school students, working on the yearbook staff provides the perfect experience to prepare them for college life and beyond.
The world of yearbooks constantly evolves, and yearbook advisers need fresh teaching materials to keep up with the changing landscape. Walsworth Yearbooks is meeting those demands with a new version of its Yearbook Suite curriculum, just in time for the 2014-15 school year.
For many staffs, the work doesn’t stop over the summer. There’s plenty that can be done in preparation for next year – from some fun staff bonding at a workshop to assigning all your summer coverage – and Idea File has plenty of articles to help guide you through the next few months.
Yearbook staffs embrace technology in different ways all the time, recently leading one group of editors at a North Carolina school to meet their deadline using Skype.
Vegetable soup means different things to different people. You can enjoy it with the familiar carrots, green beans, peas and corn. Some cooks add squashes and kale. Others want macaroni or rice, or to make it heartier, lentils and beef. The same is true with your staff manual. The basics are good. But the more items you add, the more it will sustain you.
Advisers with spring-delivery books often face the challenge of what to do with the staff once the final pages are uploaded. Consider having students create a portfolio, which benefits the students and next year’s staff.
As final deadlines are hitting for many yearbook staffs, it might be the right time for your staff to consider an all-night work night.
Your yearbook staff can make some New Year’s resolutions for the 2014 book, especially since production is really about to hit the stretch run for many staffs. Here are some ideas!