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March 11, 2022 / Staff Management

It is the Friday before Spring Break. The only car left in the parking lot is yours. Your kids have gone home, all the teachers are gone, even the janitors left. The last pages of the 2022 yearbook went in a few minutes ago, at 11:30 p.m. It is time to celebrate. After your week…

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January 19, 2022 / Staff Management

We all know someone who has had COVID-19, and it’s very possible someone on your staff has had it. But if you plan ahead, there are some steps you can take to make sure that a COVID quarantine doesn’t stop the production of your yearbook. Make a plan to retrieve or drop off equipment. One…

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November 8, 2021 / Staff Management

Updated by Walsworth Yearbooks The holiday season is here, but you are probably well aware that a little yearbook work needs to be mixed in with all the upcoming festivities and family time. Now is a great time to plan student life coverage for the winter break. Editors need to put into place plans to…

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October 5, 2021 / Staff Management

I’m the worst teambuilder. No, really. I talk to the coaches to find out their tips and tricks, I watch other advisers and ask for advice, I LOVE game day Fridays, but I don’t do the teambuilding thing. I don’t mean to be so one-track minded, but the yearbook is always on deadline, and it’s…

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August 17, 2021 / Curriculum / Fall 2020 / Staff Management

Updated by Walsworth Yearbooks Grading the yearbook is difficult and often leads to more questions than answers when designing a curriculum to meet your school policy. Without traditional assignments and exams, the bulk of the grades focus on the deadlines leading up to the finished product of your yearbook. This can be achieved by dividing…

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July 27, 2021 / Staff Management

School gets back in session sometime between August 1 and Labor Day. As we get back to our classrooms and our staffs are back in school full time, consider putting these systems in place to get you and your staff off to the strongest possible start for the 2022 year. 1. System of Communication In…

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April 12, 2021 / Marketing / Staff Management

Students and teachers across the nation persevered and showcased creativity throughout this year of unprecedented challenges. Your staff proved that a non-traditional school year was anything but boring by illustrating stories and events while bringing the yearbook to life. Now is the exciting time to prepare to reveal all your hard work on yearbook distribution…

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