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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 LearnYBK.com for help with lesson planning.
- Assign video tutorials for eDesign and InDesign.
(Learn menu on myHJyearbook.com.)
- 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 myhjyearbook.com.
- 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.
Erinn Harris had everything figured out. She ran the well-oiled machine that was the yearbook program at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. And, she had a system in place.
If you’ve been a yearbooker very long, you’ve probably been in a conversation — or 15 —about how yearbook is forever.
You’ve likely preached it as you work with newbies — and when you’re reminding experienced staffers they can do better. Your mantra about creating the only permanent record of the school year probably echoes in the heads of staffers every time they recall their yearbook experiences.
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