Welcome to yearbook! Yearbook is a fun but challenging class. Being a member is a huge responsibility; by the end of the year you will have produced a piece of history valued by students, staff, and the community.
Yearbook is an elective course that gives students marketable experience in print media publishing. This course solely works toward the completion and selling of a large finished product, Luella High School’s yearbook. Yearbook class is different from every course taught at this school in that it is a real business maintaining an account that must balance-out at the end of term. In class, students compose, construct, and edit all elements of computerized text layout, graphic art, and digital photography. Students work on many clerical operations, make announcements, maintain signs, conduct student polls, take photos, and write articles. The course in turn covers many of the content standards and objectives encountered in English courses, as does it also for objectives of art, business, and computer technology courses. Because Yearbook is a monetary business, students must cooperatively work with others, must be hardworking, and be eager to be creative. Out of class and after school, students will shoot digital photos, sell and design advertising, and distribute yearbook order forms. Students are responsible for the proper care and handling of our digital cameras. Pairs or groups of students should expect to spend some of their time before and after school in room 707 working on computerized yearbook pages. This course also examines legal and ethical issues of media law and copyright.
- Identify and report news-making events; incorporate journalistic forms, techniques, and knowledge to document a year in the history of Luella High School and its community.
- Assess writing/visual documentation for fact and opinion.
- Produce layouts, photographs, graphic design, digital imaging, and manage the production of The Pride yearbook based on staff assignments.