April 29, 2021 / Systems of Success

Systems of Success – Preparing for Next Year: What to Do Once the Yearbook is Done

Written by Jim Jordan

Now that you’ve finished the 2021 book, there is still so much you can do before school is out.

I just got my first printed yearbooks in the mail this week!

We all thought it might be impossible to create a book during a full year of living through a pandemic, but you and your staff stepped up to the challenge and your books are getting done!

They may be on the presses now or still coming in a summer delivery, but whenever the book is distributed – YOU DID IT.

And I couldn’t be prouder.

Take some time to breathe and relax, but there is so much you can do before the year is out to start getting ready to create the 2022 book.

Several years ago I created an eBook called “40 Things To Do Once the Yearbook Is Done.” Take a look and use what fits best for you and your staff. Keep ‘em busy and get a running start on 2022.

“Your yearbook is done. All the pages have been sent to the plant. But there are still nine weeks to go before the end of the year.

Now what?

What is there still left to do?

What do you need to do to get ready for the end of the year? How can you begin preparing for the next book?

What can you do with the staff that will be not only educationally sound but fun and time well spent?

Here are over forty projects, activities and essentials you can consider to fill this important time of the year. Don’t let it slip away. Plan ahead and make it meaningful.

Be sure to carefully and clearly map out these nine weeks well before the time arrives. Then everything will fall into place and there will be no guilt about wasting these days.”

Download the 40 Things eBook here.

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Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan is a Special Consultant for Walsworth Yearbooks and the host of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast. He is former yearbook adviser at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California. Jim was the 1996 JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year, and shares his expertise with students and advisers at workshops and conventions across the country. Jim is the lead mentor for Walsworth's Adviser Mentor Program.