Nine Walsworth Yearbooks schools named 2018 NSPA Pacemaker Finalists

Nine 2018 yearbooks from Walsworth Yearbooks schools were among the high school and middle school books announced as 2018 Pacemaker Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association.

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Staff Management

October 9, 2018 / Curriculum / Staff Management

We know that grading a yearbook class isn’t always straightforward. There’s so much to consider and many factors you don’t have in other classes. We’re here to help with our newest resource for yearbook advisers, Sooo… How am I supposed to grade a yearbook class? Download your copy to learn from four experienced advisers who…

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September 27, 2018 / Fall 2018 / Staff Management

The 2018 school year was a reminder that things can and will go wrong. From hurricanes, to devastating fires, to school shootings, to the more common but still tragic occurrences like losing a beloved teacher and student deaths, yearbook staffs across the country faced difficult editorial decisions. While nothing can prepare a school for tragedy,…

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Building and balancing staff morale is not an easy task. On the Musket staff at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif., we spent a few years trying different activities, strategies and processes, and hit upon a blend of these that assisted in creating a positive, productive environment.

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Quality yearbook content is reflective of the school population… So shouldn’t the staff be as well? At the front of the room, surrounded by boxes of yearbooks, Faith Pagan addressed the class. For many high school sophomores, speaking to a room full of peers would instantly incite an anxiety attack, but Pagan had no problem…

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February 28, 2018 / Curriculum / New Advisers / Staff Management

In a yearbook utopia, the new teacher would have a journalism degree, take photos like a pro, be able to manage a group of teenagers with aplomb and truly understand the importance of deadlines in the production of any publication. In reality, though, the yearbook adviser many times has little or no publishing experience and only lasts an average of two years. Following these tips can lead to happier advisers who stick with the job.

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February 12, 2018 / Staff Fun / Staff Management

We know yearbook recruiting occurs year round, but with class selection and enrollment around the corner, right now is the most important time of year to focus on developing next year’s program. Check out Walsworth Yearbooks’ Recruiting Yearbook Staffs: Methods to the Madness eBook. It will help you develop an effective, organized recruiting effort for…

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