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- Warm and sunny day? All hands on deck to get spring sports covered!
- As you make pages final, assign a staffer to clean up computer files and archive this year’s work.
- Run your index (again). Make sure a responsible staffer has ownership of the index and is tracking finalized pages.
- Supplements should be underway. These are great training tools for younger staffers.
- Know your end date for selling books through Yearbook Order Center and publicize it to those last-minute buyers.
- Run eBusiness reports to identify who still needs to buy a book. And, if you still have unsold books (and you do in-school sales), keep selling to non-buyers.
- Do you have a distribution day plan? It’s not too early.
- Interview applicants for next year’s staff. If you don’t have the best of the best, start recruiting and asking for recommendations.
- Look for summer workshops in your area and start the paperwork to make those happen.
- Plan fundraisers for the spring. Photo booths at prom, car washes, yard sales.
- Look at your photography equipment and start your wishlist for next year.
- Start training your editors and leaders for next year. Make time for your new leaders to shadow their peers, especially if you have seniors graduating.
- Plan around your spring workshop. Don’t miss those deadlines!
All right, here’s the secret: We care about people, not things. That’s it. When it comes to yearbook copy, we want to remember how we felt about the year, not just the dates on which events happened and what their outcomes were.
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