How to Make a School Yearbook

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Before starting to organize your yearbook, you will want to think about designing and printing. You can find plenty of yearbook software on the market, but you'll want to make sure the yearbook software you use is compatible with your publisher. You can also create your own yearbooks by using your own binding machine & supplies. Some binding systems allow you to make last-minute changes, adding and deleting pages even after your books are bound

Once you've determined how you will make your school yearbook, you will need to form a yearbook committee and start thinking about the contents. Start by gathering lots of photos that students and staff have taken. You're looking for the most fun pictures of groups working and learning together. Most of your pictures will probably come from organized clubs and teams, but you'll want to find some pictures from unofficial gatherings as well. Baby photos are always a fun time too!

You'll want to include some words from the school's administrative staff. The principal and vice principal will probably want to write a message to the students. Other teachers and staff may choose to write introductions to their groups, grades, classes, or organizations. Be sure to ask for writing from these individuals early and give them plenty of time to organize their thoughts.

Next, start making a list of the year's activities. What field trips, sporting events and performances were most memorable? Did the school have a talent show or a big dance? You can organize a lot of the pages of your yearbook to these activities. Students will love looking through memories of the times that they prepared for and invested in the most. Be sure to check with your publisher about deadlines. A later printing date may allow you to include spring activities.

When it comes to designing your yearbook, you'll want to find your school's artists. See if you can get some talented students to create artwork for the covers of the book and the inside pages. This can add some extra fun and creativity to your project.

When it comes to actually putting together your yearbook, be sure to use that creativity throughout. Give your pictures funny and imaginative captions. Lay out your pages with energy and excitement. Let your yearbook committee go to town on paper and in your yearbook software. Most of all: have fun!

For more information visit our website about yearbook software and binding machine supplies.

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