Let’s face it. Yearbook is tough, and it’s not always fun and games. The important thing is to take even the toughest and most frustrating moments and learn from them. Sometimes, you can even turn them into something fun.
The Warrior yearbook staff at the Christian Academy of Knoxville, Knoxville, Tenn., recently earned second place in a regional yearbook evaluation conducted by the Association of Christian Schools International.
Who says photos have to stay in boxes?
The Minnewaukan yearbook staff at Baraboo H.S., Baraboo, Wis., came up with a fun, clever way to present senior baby pictures.
How do you make the latest, greatest page design software even better? Just ask the designers of Adobe InDesign 2.0. The long-awaited upgrade includes features the yearbook world can really get excited about.
1. Bring birthday donuts once a month.
2. Send birthday postcards from the adviser.
By the time the end of the semester rolls around, my students’ once-rapt attention becomes blank stares. They have seen all of my first hour shenanigans. They know my dog and pony show by heart. And they are tired of it.
If your motto in the yearbook classroom sounds like this, it is time to tickle that funny bone and rekindle the staff’s love for each other and the work required to put together a great yearbook.
Advisers Use Obstacle Course to have Fun and Foster Staff Unit
Yearbook advisers Victor Cheng, Bartlett High School, Bartlett, Ill. and Jessica Battle, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Wheaton, Ill., found a way for their staffs to let off some steam and learn a lesson or two in communicating and working together.
It was 8 p.m. Friday night.
The weather was unusually warm for the second week in February, and all other teachers and students scurried away from the building as soon as the 2:40 p.m. bell rang.