Yearbook is hard work, and everyone needs a break from hard work now and then. Both yearbook production and fun activities should foster a unified, family-like atmosphere that will relieve stress, provide motivation and team-building opportunities and make for great memories. The list of tips below is by no means complete, but try some of these ideas for making yearbook fun.
School picture day can be stressful for yearbook advisers. Here are a few tips and things to think about as you’re preparing for the day.
Walsworth has been busy this summer getting ready for the new school year. We have some new resources we think will make your job easier and help you produce the best yearbook possible.
For all of the changes in yearbooks during the past seven or eight decades, one has remained the same – students still enjoy signing each others’ books. For that reason, if you are trying to get your yearbook further ingrained as a part of student life, provide students an opportunity to enjoy their yearbooks when they receive them, instead of just handing them out.
Being an adviser is a tough job, rife with tricky tasks for newbies. For those who made it through the first years, what would you go back and do differently – if you could?
In a perfect world, every student would buy a yearbook every year. They would just line up to pay for it.
There are a few schools like that. Seattle Preparatory School, a private Jesuit school in Seattle, Wash., is one of them.
A well written and designed book that has good coverage of the entire school population will sell well. Probably no single factor does more to sell a book than the intrinsic value of the book, which can be improved with four features.
Looking for a creative fund-raiser? Check out these ideas, sent to us from advisers across the country. If you send us your fund-raising success story, we will send you Pizza Hut coupons for your staff if we post your suggestion online.
Clearly explain the group’s topic and goal.
Allow participants a few minutes to think.
Yearbook staffs can capture reader interest with stories that reflect students’ lives today. Feature stories should reflect student interests, concerns and lifestyles.