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September Checklist


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  • Fill in your wall or desk ladder, and make sure you have all sports, clubs, academic areas and pre-planned events covered. Brainstorm new ways to cover them so your don’t cover the same topics or angles year after year.
  • Lean on for help with lesson planning.
  • Assign video tutorials for eDesign and InDesign.
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  • Plan for picture day.
  • Let us sell your book for you. Sign up for Sales Assist.
  • Deadlines are sneaky. Make sure the first one is all planned out.
  • Choose fonts, color palettes and designs using your HJ kit resources.


  • Ask your rep about Sales Assist and Send and Sell. It’s a built-in sales machine.
  • Hunt, gather and organize. Make sure writers and photographers have a plan for saving and organizing files.
  • Schedule time with your leaders. Make sure everything’s going as planned.
  • If you’re not an early bird, cover and endsheet deadlines are right around the corner. Check your deadlines on
  • Even though you may submit these pages later, plan coverage for your opening, closing and dividers. Remember to make visual-verbal connections.


  • How are your ads selling? Consider a whole-staff sell-a-thon if you’re falling behind. Remind parents of your deadline and to send you images.


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