want to become a yerd? read the FAQ below!
how do i apply?
Pick up an application in the guidance office, in the yearbook room (room 116), or print out an application from our website. Applications are due Wednesday, March 14th. Interviews will take place from 3-4pm in the HS Media Center Conference Room on March 15th and 16th. Interviews are NOT optional.
What types of recommendations do i need?
You need two recommendations. One needs to be from your language arts teacher, and the other can be from a teacher of your choosing.
What qualifications do i need to have?
Experience with photography, knowledge of Adobe programs (Photoshop and InDesign), and strong writing skills are preferred, but not required. We are looking for people who have a sense of humor, strong work ethic, and the ability to get along with others. The yearbook's success relies on how well we work together. We represent the school at many extracurricular and sporting events, and we need to act accordingly both in person and online. If you can't do that, then this class isn't for you.
is this a class or a club?
Honestly, it's a little bit of both. We have a designated class period for Yearbook when we work on pages, learn photography and writing skills, and complete assignments. Outside of the class period, however, we spend a lot of time wandering around at sporting events taking pictures, working on our pages at home, selling advertisements to local businesses, and planning and organizing powder puff and Senior Breakfast. While you get credit for being in the yearbook class and you do get a grade, there is a lot of extra work outside of class. (But it's all fun - we promise!)
What types of assignments are factored into my grade in the class?
We do a lot of different projects throughout the year, including the All About Me project, a Photo Scavenger Hunt, a Photoshop project, an interviewing project, and many more. You are graded on the projects, weekly participation points, pages, and in-class assignments.