This course is designed to teach the basics of yearbook journalism, including: theme, coverage, copy writing, graphic design, photography, finance, advertising, marketing and sales techniques, teamwork, time management skills and emerging technologies. Students will design and produce a quality color yearbook for Shelby Senior High School and its supporters within a budget using these basics of yearbook journalism.

Katie Will, Advisor


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Senior Information


Students will:

  • Produce a yearbook the staff, the school, and the community can enjoy
  • Learn their rights and responsibilities as student journalists
  • Learn and utilize emerging technologies
  • Gain proficiency in desktop publishing with Adobe InDesign, CS3, and Photoshop
  • Incorporate advanced design principles such as grid and mod design into the yearbook
  • Learn and use journalistic writing techniques including, but not limited to: writing copy; conducting interviews; editing for grammar, spelling and punctuation; writing caption copy; and using AP style.
  • Develop student leadership and decision-making skills including organizational, time management, and teambuilding skills.
  • Find ways to include every student and staff member in the yearbook
  • Sell business advertisements and yearbooks through marketing and sales techniques
  • Learn basic photography skills including taking effective pictures and cropping pictures

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Contact Information

Katie Will