April 24, 2017 / Marketing / Staff Fun

Indian Rocks staff shows off yearbook program with an Open House

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

If you need a good idea to help your recruiting for next year’s yearbook staff, or you simply want to create some good yearbook culture at your school, take a cue from Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo, Florida.

The Indian Rocks staff recently held a Yearbook Open House and allowed students to come in and learn what the yearbook staff does throughout the year and what goes in to the creation of the yearbook.

They created a station for different elements of the yearbook – photography, writing, interviewing, sports, design, Photoshop and the people section. And each station had a slideshow to share with students. There were refreshments provided as well.

The benefits of holding an Open House, like the one Indian Rocks did, are numerous:

  • Students get an inside look at the yearbook program and feel more comfortable applying to be on staff
  • It generates excitement and interest in yearbook, which can help promote sales
  • Students and teachers get a better understanding of the work that goes into creating the book, which creates support for the program

Have you ever held an Open House for yearbook? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.