YEARBOOK/JOURNALISM- APRIL/MAY, 2018
DATE

Information/Activities, Projects and Assignments

IMPORTANT YEARBOOK INFORMATION:

TUE

5/22

FINAL EXAMINATION TODAY. Please read all instructions carefully. Check EVERYTHING and make sure you properly edit ALL elements!

MON

5/21

Please complete the NEXT YEAR'S THEME VOTING FORM.

If any students need a refresher on how to EDIT PAGE ELEMENTS, such as changing fonts, colors, spellchecking, adjusting photographs, etc. SEE MR. B. TODAY! These skills WILL BE ON THE FINAL EXAM TOMORROW.

FRI

5/18

FOR TODAY: All students will be completing the 2018-2019 Yearbook Theme Wish List. This will be a major source of points for the gradebook for the end of the semester, so make sure that you give TONS of details in your answers. This can really help your grade or it can drop you a ton, just by the amount of effort you put into the answers.

THU

5/17

Mr. B. continues to present the Theme Projects from the other classes today. Staff members will take notes regarding ELEMENTS or THEME IDEAS that they like.

NOTE: Journalism students should complete their unit regarding "Introduction to Journalism" as soon as possible. Get printed evidence of completion of the assessment for that unit and I will enter your grade into the gradebook. This should DRASTICALLY help your grades in this course.

After our "Other Class" Presentations, staff will be completing the 2018-2019 Yearbook Theme Wish List. This will be a major source of points for the gradebook for the end of the semester, so make sure that you give TONS of details in your answers.

TUE

5/15

We will continue our presentations today, 2nd Period- Karmen.

After presentations today, we complete the 2018 YEARBOOK REFLECTION EXERCISE. This will be a graded assignment and is easy points, as long as you are thoughtful and thorough in your answers.

Mr. B. will present the Theme Projects from the other classes today, as well. Staff members will take notes regarding ELEMENTS or THEME IDEAS that they like.

NOTE: Journalism students should complete their unit regarding "Introduction to Journalism" as soon as possible. Get printed evidence of completion of the assessment for that unit and I will enter your grade into the gradebook. This should DRASTICALLY help your grades in this course.

MON

5/14

We will continue our presentations today 2nd Period- Emari, Jackie, Taryn, Karmen. 4th Period: BRIANNA.

NOTE: Journalism students should complete their unit regarding "Introduction to Journalism" as soon as possible. Get printed evidence of completion of the assessment for that unit and I will enter your grade into the gradebook. This should DRASTICALLY help your grades in this course.

FRI

5/11

2nd Period- We will be attending the play during this class period today.

4th Period- We will continue our presentations today MADDY, NATHAN, BRIANNA.

NOTE: Journalism students should complete their unit regarding "Introduction to Journalism" as soon as possible. Get printed evidence of completion of the assessment for that unit and I will enter your grade into the gradebook. This should DRASTICALLY help your grades in this course.

THU

5/10

THINGS THAT NEED TO BE COMPLETED FOR PARTY TODAY:

  1. Re-sort and try to pass out Distribution Cards again during 2nd Period.

  2. Enter new Sales.

  3. Sort out ACCESSORY PACKS and put them with proper books.

  4. Print Final Sales list during 6th Period.

  5. Update Bulletin Board (4th Period)

  6. SWAP back windows.

  7. TABLE ASSIGNMENTS FOR DISTRIBUTION PARTY:  

    1. RED TABLE:  BALEIGH AND SERINADY (Watch for ACCESSORIES!)

    2. YELLOW TABLE: EMALEE AND EMMA

    3. GREEN TABLE: HEYLEE AND MADDY

    4. NO CARD TABLE:  HANNAH AND LINDY

  8. SETUP CREW DURING 8TH PERIOD:  HANNAH AND NATHAN AND BALEIGH AND SERINADY (I will write passes)

    1. Books to Cafetorium

    2. Set up and Label tables

    3. Distribute books to proper tables

    4. Set up pens at tables, have buy lists ready.


PRESENTATIONS- We will continue our presentations today, time permitting.  2nd PERIOD- EMARI, JACKIE, TARYN, KARMEN, 4th PERIOD- ADELINA, GAIGE, KASSIDY, AMIA, HEYLEE, MADDY, NATHAN, BRIANNA.


TUE

5/8

FOR TODAY:

2nd PERIOD: We pass out the distribution cards for the yearbook today, then we work on putting in all of the supplements. We need to update the bulletin board to say 26 books left. We also need to sort out the personalized books from the regular books in boxes and go through the accessories box and determine which students get what accessories.

4th PERIOD will be giving presentations to catch up today, as we are way behind.

MON

5/7

FOR TODAY:

Our books are in! As tradition dictates, we will spend a little bit of time looking at the new book. Then, we need to organize our DISTRIBUTION CARDS, so that we can deliver them tomorrow. We also need to make a ZERO and change out our bulletin board to say that only 30 books remain.

We also need to put together TABLE LABELS for the Book Distribution Party on Thursday. The lavbels need to read GREEN CARDS, YELLOW CARDS, RED CARDS and NO CARDS.

We need a LIBRARY CART to haul our books around.

4th PERIOD will be giving a few presentations to catch up today, as we are way behind.

FRI

5/4

FOR TODAY:

If our books are in, we will spend some time looking at the new books and sorting out any materials that we can for our Yearbook Party next week. We also need to create our bulletin board to help sell yearbooks.

IF THE BOOKS DO NOT ARRIVE: We return to our NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT PRESENTATIONS:  All staff will be given a NOTES form. You will use this form to take notes on each presentation, the theme, elements and favorite parts of the presentation. THIS WILL BE A GRADED ASSIGNMENT. Be thorough! Presentations for today: Period 2- KYLIE, LINDY, HANNAH, EMARI, Period 4- EMMA, ADELINA, EMALEE, SOPHIE..

THU

5/3

FOR TODAY:

At the start of class today, we complete the 2018 "Next Year's Yearbook Theme" Self Assessment Form, in which you will analyze the work that you have done on this project so far. Then, depending on the results of this survey, we will begin our presentations.

NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT PRESENTATIONS:  All staff will be given a NOTES form. You will use this form to take notes on each presentation, the theme, elements and favorite parts of the presentation. THIS WILL BE A GRADED ASSIGNMENT. Be thorough!

PRESENTATIONS WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED from those staff that have viable presentations. Staff will put their Cover (or other themed page) on the overhead and will explain their theme and their thematic elements. Then, they will demonstrate the rest of their pages and will answer questions, as needed. Observing staff will be taking notes. Once we have completed all of our presentations AND seen the best presentations of the other class, we will vote on the theme for next year.

BOOKS AND SUPPLEMENTS MAY ARRIVE TOMORROW! We will need to do some fast work to get order cards passed out, put supplements into each book, sort out the personalized books, make table labels, etc.

TUE

5/1

MR. B. IS OUT FOR TODAY. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT TODAY IS A FREE DAY, HOW YOU PERFORM ON YOUR THEME PRESENTATION WILL PROBABLY DEFINE YOUR GRADE FOR THE SEMESTER.

FOR TODAY:  

NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  Presentations start on THURSDAY. Make sure that your 6 pages are COMPLETE and FACTORY READY. No mistakes, no mispelled words, no missing elements. ALL pages should include the following:

  • A MOCK-UP OF THE COVER OF THE BOOK: This page will be your idea for the design of the cover of the book, and must contain the words "THE HIGHLANDER" and 2018 on it. This should establish your theme and how it will be addressed visually. USE ANY RESOURCES that you must to create this cover.
  • A DIVIDER PAGE: This is traditionally THE theme page in a Yearbook, showing the Table of Contents for a section of the book. This could be a CHRONOLOGICAL page, outlining the main events of the season of the book (such as Fall, Spring, etc.) This should SCREAM your theme to viewers, showing most, if not all, of the theme elements used in the book.
  • A SPORTS PAGE: I don't care what sport you pick. Using photographs from this year, put together a DOUBLE sports page in your theme, complete with captions, story, etc.
  • A STUDENT LIFE PAGE: Create a DOUBLE PAGE of anything that has to do with life as a student: Fashion, Jobs, Cars, Trends, Prom, etc.
  • ELEMENTS: Please add ALL of the following in your theme pages:
    • FOLIOS: PLEASE INCORPORATE FOLIOS INTO YOUR PAGES! These are the little pictures that we use for student coverage. Feel free to be creative with these, they DO NOT have to be at the bottom of the page!
    • DESIGN ELEMENTS: What creative and interesting design elements are you including to make these pages look unique to your theme AND NOT LOOK LIKE all of the books that we have done over the past three years?
    • FONTS and COLORS: You can use any fonts and colors that you wish, but you should have a standard font for TITLES, TEXT, CAPTIONS, etc. Need a new font installed for yeabookavenue.com? See Mr. B.
    • QUICK READS: This comes in the form of graphs, charts, surveys, number panels, etc. How should these look on your pages?
    • PHOTOS: How will these be incorporated on the page? How does your design help make these elements look NEW, INTERESTING and EXCITING, without being the same old BLOCKS of PHOTOS that we have had for years?
    • PAGE NUMBERS: How will these fit into the THEME of your book?

STUDENTS WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED TO PRESENT THEIR THEMES STARTING ON THURSDAY. IF IT IS OBVIOUS THAT YOU ARE NOT PREPARED OR YOUR PAGES ARE INCOMPLETE, YOU WILL BE STOPPED IN YOUR PRESENTATION AND WILL BE GIVEN A ZERO ON THIS PROJECT.

FRI

4/27

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  Presentations for these projects begin in less than one week. Work on this today.
  2. MARKETING: I need MORE VOLUNTEERS to work on a BULLETIN BOARD REGARDING THE NUMBER OF BOOKS THAT WE HAVE LEFT OF THE YEARBOOK. If you can help, please see Mr. B.
  3. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  Mr. B. is willing to adjust expectations for this project. You need to complete the final assessment for the INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM. Demonstrate completion of this assessment and Mr. B. will give you the grade for the course.

THU

4/26

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  Presentations for these projects begin in less than one week. Work on this today.
  2. IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A SUPPLEMENT PAGE: Please spend all of your time today working on getting elements onto those pages. THE SUPPLEMENT PAGES ARE DUE TODAY!
  3. MARKETING: I need MORE VOLUNTEERS to work on a BULLETIN BOARD REGARDING THE NUMBER OF BOOKS THAT WE HAVE LEFT OF THE YEARBOOK. If you can help, please see Mr. B.
  4. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  Mr. B. is willing to adjust expectations for this project. You need to complete the final assessment for the INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM. Demonstrate completion of this assessment and Mr. B. will give you the grade for the course.

TUE

4/24

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  All grades for this project check in were entered yesterday. Nobody was even close to being completely ready for presentation and many students did not pass this assignment. Continue putting your pages together, using the LOOK BOOK models that you envisioned weeks ago.
  2. IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A SUPPLEMENT PAGE: Please spend all of your time today working on getting elements onto those pages. THE SUPPLEMENT PAGES ARE DUE ON THURSDAY!
  3. MARKETING: I need MORE VOLUNTEERS to work on a BULLETIN BOARD REGARDING THE NUMBER OF BOOKS THAT WE HAVE LEFT OF THE YEARBOOK. If you can help, please see Mr. B.
  4. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  Mr. B. is willing to adjust expectations for this project. You need to complete the final assessment for the INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM. Demonstrate completion of this assessment and Mr. B. will give you the grade for the course.

MON

4/23

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  You should be roughly halfway done with your page designs by now. PLEASE MEET WITH MR. B. TODAY TO REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS. All progress grades are in the gradebook for this project. Many students have very little completed here. These presentations start in just over one week. Put the effort into completing these pages!.
  2. IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A SUPPLEMENT PAGE: Please spend most of your time today working on getting elements onto those pages. THE SUPPLEMENT PAGES ARE DUE ON THURSDAY!
  3. MARKETING: I need MORE VOLUNTEERS to work on a BULLETIN BOARD REGARDING THE NUMBER OF BOOKS THAT WE HAVE LEFT OF THE YEARBOOK. If you can help, please see Mr. B.
  4. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  Mr. B. is willing to adjust expectations for this project. You need to complete the final assessment for the INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM. Demonstrate completion of this assessment and Mr. B. will give you the grade for the course.
  5. MADDY: See me today about a SALES project!

FRI

4/20

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  You should be roughly halfway done with your page designs by now. PLEASE MEET WITH MR. B. TODAY TO REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS.
  2. IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A SUPPLEMENT PAGE: Please spend most of your time today working on getting elements onto those pages. THE SUPPLEMENT PAGES ARE DUE NEXT THURSDAY!
  3. MARKETING: I need MORE VOLUNTEERS to work on a POSTCARD MAILER project, so that we can sell some yearbooks. If you can help, please see Mr. B.
  4. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  PRINT your diploma for your completed JOURNALISM DIPLOMA PROGRAM and put it in my box by the end of the day today.
  5. MADDY: See me today about a SALES project!

THU

4/19

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  You should be roughly halfway done with your page designs by now. PLEASE MEET WITH MR. B. TODAY OR TOMORROW TO REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS.
  2. IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A SUPPLEMENT PAGE: Please spend most of your time today working on getting elements onto those pages. THE SUPPLEMENT PAGES ARE DUE NEXT MONDAY, BUT NEED TO BE COMPLETED BY TOMORROW, IF WE ARE GOING TO EDIT THEM BEFORE SHIPPING!
  3. MARKETING: I need MORE VOLUNTEERS to work on the WINDOWS PROJECT. This involves a lot of CUTTING OUT OF PRINTED PHOTOS and GLUING PHOTOS to paper, along with letters. Working on this project DOES NOT extend your deadline for the NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT!
  4. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  PRINT your diploma for your completed JOURNALISM DIPLOMA PROGRAM and put it in my box by the end of the day today.

TUE

4/17

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  Start putting your theme pages together. Use your models from LOOK BOOKS to guide your element creation.  These pages need to be FACTORY READY, complete with ALL ELEMENTS, stories, captions, titles, photos, etc.
  2. IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A SUPPLEMENT PAGE: Please spend most of your time today working on getting elements onto those pages. THE SUPPLEMENT PAGES ARE DUE NEXT MONDAY!
  3. MARKETING: I need VOLUNTEERS to work on the WINDOWS PROJECT. This involves a lot of CUTTING OUT OF PRINTED PHOTOS and GLUING PHOTOS to paper, along with letters. Working on this project DOES NOT extend your deadline for the NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT!
  4. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  PRINT your diploma for your completed JOURNALISM DIPLOMA PROGRAM and put it in my box by the end of the day today.

FRI

4/13

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  Start putting your theme pages together. Use your models from LOOK BOOKS to guide your element creation.  These pages need to be FACTORY READY, complete with ALL ELEMENTS, stories, captions, titles, photos, etc.
  2. IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A SUPPLEMENT PAGE: Please spend most of your time today working on getting elements onto those pages.
  3. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  PRINT your diploma for your completed JOURNALISM DIPLOMA PROGRAM and put it in my box by the end of the day today.

THU

4/12

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  Start putting your theme pages together. Use your models from LOOK BOOKS to guide your element creation.  These pages need to be FACTORY READY, complete with ALL ELEMENTS, stories, captions, titles, photos, etc.
  2. SUPPLEMENT:
    • NATHAN and EMALEE:  Sort out any TRACK photos from this past week, we need SENIOR PHOTOS.
    • BASEBALL: We have some photos, please include them on the page. We need to start putting together the SENIOR section.
  3. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  Your JOURNALISM DIPLOMA PROGRAM MUST BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY.

TUE

4/10

NO CLASSES TODAY, DUE TO TESTING!

MON

4/9

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  Start putting your theme pages together. Use your models from LOOK BOOKS to guide your element creation.  These pages need to be FACTORY READY, complete with ALL ELEMENTS, stories, captions, titles, photos, etc.
  2. SUPPLEMENT:
    • NATHAN and EMALEE:  Sort out any TRACK photos from this weekend.
    • PROM ATTENDERS:  Put any photographs from PROM and AFTER PROM into the PROM folder.
  3. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  Your JOURNALISM DIPLOMA PROGRAM MUST BE COMPLETED BY 4/13.
  4. We need to start our BOOK SALES CAMPAIGN NOW: Cassandra, get the last group photos put into the YOURE_IN_THE_BOOK Folder, so that we can begin printing them for our windows!

FRI

4/6

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  If you have not yet visited with Mr. B. about this, do it TODAY! Sketches without detail and without notations regarding Look Book ideas will likely receive a very poor grade. Write ups must be detailed as to WHAT your theme is, HOW it will be presented throughout the book and WHY it will work for our book in our school.
  2. If your pencil sketch and write up is complete, start putting your theme pages together. Use your models from LOOK BOOKS to guide your element creation.  These pages need to be FACTORY READY, complete with ALL ELEMENTS, stories, captions, titles, photos, etc.
  3. SUPPLEMENT:
    • We still need to be working on our Supplement pages. CATIE:  BASEBALL game TONIGHT, NATHAN and EMALEE:  TRACK FRIDAY and SATURDAY.
    • PROM ATTENDERS:  We also need photographs at PROM and AFTER PROM (SATURDAY)!
  4. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  Your JOURNALISM DIPLOMA PROGRAM MUST BE COMPLETED BY 4/13.
  5. We need to start our BOOK SALES CAMPAIGN NOW: Cassandra, get the last group photos put into the YOURE_IN_THE_BOOK Folder, so that we can begin printing them for our windows!

THU

4/5

FOR TODAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT:  If you have not yet visited with Mr. B. about this, do it TODAY! Sketches without detail and without notations regarding Look Book ideas will likely receive a very poor grade. Write ups must be detailed as to WHAT your theme is, HOW it will be presented throughout the book and WHY it will work for our book in our school.
  2. If your pencil sketch and write up is complete, start putting your theme pages together. Use your models from LOOK BOOKS to guide your element creation.  These pages need to be FACTORY READY, complete with ALL ELEMENTS, stories, captions, titles, photos, etc.
  3. SUPPLEMENT:
    • We still need to be working on our Supplement pages. CATIE:  BASEBALL game TONIGHT, NATHAN and EMALEE:  TRACK FRIDAY and SATURDAY.
    • PROM ATTENDERS:  We also need photographs at PROM and AFTER PROM (SATURDAY)!
  4. JOURNALISM STUDENTS:  Your JOURNALISM DIPLOMA PROGRAM MUST BE COMPLETED BY 4/13.
  5. We need to start our BOOK SALES CAMPAIGN NOW!

TUE

4/3

WORK DAY:  

  1. NEXT YEAR'S THEME PROJECT pencil sketch and description is due today. We have had two extra days to complete this, make sure you submit work that is worth a 50 point grade. Make sure to include NOTATIONS regarding where you got your ideas and from which LOOK BOOK PAGE (assuming you referred to Look Books.)
  2. If your pencil sketch and write up is complete, please start putting your theme pages together. Use your models from LOOK BOOKS to guide your element creation.
  3. SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY: We still need to be working on our Supplement pages. Volunteers needed to photograph this week's BASEBALL game and TRACK meet.

Your pencil sketches and theme descriptions should look like the following:

MON

4/2

MR. B. IS OUT TODAY!

WORK DAY:  

  1. Spend some time today researching good ideas for THEMES and DESIGN ELEMENTS for your NEXT YEAR's THEME PROJECT. There are LOOK BOOKS scattered around the room. USE THEM to locate elements that you like!

  2. PAPER AND PENCIL SKETCH and THEME WRITE-UP IS DUE AT THE END OF CLASS ON TUESDAY. This must be a DETAILED outline of page elements, complete with annotations as to WHERE you got your ideas for your page. I also need to see a 1-2 paragraph written description of your theme idea, what it means, how it will be presented in the book and why you think it will work for our book.
  3. If your pencil sketch and write up is complete, please start putting your theme pages together. Use your models from LOOK BOOKS to guide your element creation.

Your pencil sketches and theme descriptions should look like the following: