After what can best be described as a long, detoured, and experimental
journey of discovery, our project is complete. And it is outstanding.
Because I didnt sign on to the project until nearly November,
it seemed the staff and I only had a few meetings to discuss ideas
and get to know one another before the holiday break. But we did
make some huge decisions. The biggest and most important was to
scrap the national yearbook company and go it alone. By doing
this we set ourselves up against the steepest possible learning
curve we could imagine. The students needed to learn how to work
a new computer program in order to complete the layout process.
We learned. We kept at it, and the kids really responded. Their
creativity took off, as the pages readily show. I am very proud
of all the work everyone did to see this project to completion.
Are there things we forgot? Yes, indeed. Are there advertisers
we didnt, for whatever reason, include? Unfortunately. Are
there ways we can improve both our production and business management?
Absolutely. Are we ready to face those challenges over the next
year? Without a doubt.
For now, know that the kids worked very hard to produce this
yearbook. If you have ordered one you can expect a call. If you
would like to purchase one you can contact Emily at 448-3056 or
look for us along the parade route on July 4. We hope to have
a table set up for your convenience of purchase. Yearbooks are
$15. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.
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