Five Post Deadline Activities

Five Post Deadline Activities

The button was pushed. The fireworks displayed. You submitted the last few pages of your yearbook! Finishing the creation of the yearbook is such a feat that the excitement often shadows the rest of the school year. Now that the book is over, there are a few various...
Second time’s the charm

Second time’s the charm

Going into our junior year as first-time editors, we thought we knew what we were getting ourselves into. Despite our passion for the job, we couldn’t have expected the pressures of leading a staff and satisfying the student body all while maintaining Bryant’s...
Six Reasons Yearbook Camp Matters

Six Reasons Yearbook Camp Matters

My first year as yearbook adviser began when I was hired a couple days before the start of the school year. I inherited the staff, the theme and everything done the way they did it the year before. Before the start of my second year as an adviser, I decided to take a...
The Final Deadline Push

The Final Deadline Push

­­­Spring is the time of year that the exhaustion begins to show and the students really need a little extra motivation, especially when it’s the season for final deadlines. There are several things you can do so when crunch time really hits, the students know what to...
Lifeline for deadlines

Lifeline for deadlines

In yearbook land, EVERY DAY should be deadline day. The most successful staffs know that to keep book production on track with top-quality material, attention to detail is necessary. Create the culture and expectation that every day during yearbook time, everyone is...
Resolutions for the New Year

Resolutions for the New Year

Creating a set of New Year’s resolutions seems to be a right of passage at the beginning of each new year. The challenge, as many studies confirm, is keeping the commitment strong throughout the spring. As yearbookers, we have a unique opportunity to create...
Building Yearbook Morale

Building Yearbook Morale

Especially during deadline season, staff morale is important to productivity. With our winter break approaching, we needed to finish as many pages as possible; break was still weeks away, but our staff was already frustrated and checked out. We went into the fall...
Creating a culture of fun

Creating a culture of fun

An inspiring mentor who makes yearbook fun can change a person’s life. Just ask Pedro Cabrera, yearbook adviser, Judson High School in Converse, TX. As a student at Holmes High School in San Antonio, TX, Cabrera signed up for the journalism class because he wanted to...
Engaging students with ownership

Engaging students with ownership

No one in the school truly understands the work that goes into creating a yearbook. Sure, on distribution day, everyone gets to see the book and enjoy it, but they probably don’t grasp the sheer number of hours and effort that went into those pages. There is also a...