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...
Pinterest inspiration

Pinterest inspiration

How did they come up with all those ideas? I’m asked that question after every yearbook delivery season. The truth is most ideas develop from another idea. Veteran advisers and editors peruse magazines, websites and even junk mail for the latest trends and ideas for...
Celebrating the Teachers

Celebrating the Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner (May 1–5). This is an opportunity for yearbook staffs to appreciate all the teachers who have impacted the yearbook program. Planning the week and doing the activities are great things to do if the book is finished....
Now Hiring

Now Hiring

Every year around this time advisers look for new materials and ideas for recruiting. With dual enrollment, AP classes, and online courses taking over, students do not have as much time to enroll in as many electives as in the past. Not to mention all the...
Remembering yearbook memories

Remembering yearbook memories

Often last, but never least, the colophon serves as a way for the staff to tell its story of planning and producing the yearbook as well as sharing details of the publication with other yearbook staffs. The colophon can take on any number of formats ranging from a...
Index inspiration

Index inspiration

When your students get the yearbook for the first time, chances are they all go to the same place immediately: the index. We often talk about three-times coverage at Jostens because we want every student to have a book that celebrates their moments that mattered. The...
Rally up yearbook sales

Rally up yearbook sales

Often on the yearbook staff, we are thinking how we (a relatively small group) can get a copy of our yearbook into every student’s hands. And, if the staffers are anything like mine were, they are (overly) involved in the school. Time is tight, but the stakes are...