This year, our yearbook team will create the yearbook differently and creatively compared to previous years due to virtual learning.
The yearbook team needs to think of new and innovative ways to create a yearbook since we are not on campus and cannot have regular events or activities. Everything has turned virtual, and the yearbook team still wants to have an exciting year to remember through the yearbook.
Ms.Clark, the yearbook advisor, has spoken with the yearbook team, and they have found ways to interact with students through social media. Whenever an event is happening, students can participate by sending in photos to the yearbook team through an app called “Upload it.” The app is free, and you need to enter a code to join the yearbook class. With this app, students can easily send in yearbook photos. This app was a great find and resource for students to be able to stay connected with their school and share memories for the yearbook.
Upcoming events, like Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos, will have their pages in the yearbook. For the Halloween page, Ms.Clark has asked students to send in photos of their costumes, carved jack-o-lanterns, and pictures of their Halloween decorations.
For Dia de Los Muertos, Ms.Clark has asked students to send in photos of beautiful alters or pictures of students with a painted skull faces, a popular tradition for Dia de Los Muertos. More things like this will hopefully get sent to the yearbook team, and hopefully, students will participate so that we could create a beautiful student engaged yearbook.
Later down the road, with more events and activities that occur, we will be able to create a yearbook page that is equally or more creative and innovative than the regular class yearbooks. Although we all miss campus, the yearbook team still wants to create memories that seniors can remember by looking into their yearbook many years from now. Hopefully, they remember this year as being a fun virtual experience that they were still able to enjoy their school year through distance learning.
¨I´d like for as many students as possible to participate in the yearbook this year, and I hope students will send in many photos to be featured in the yearbook this year,¨ says Ms. Clark.
Ms.Clark is trying to include everyone this year and get everyone excited about events that can still happen at home. Everyone in the yearbook team is excited to create new ways and pages that students can participate in. Events, clubs, sports, classes, and others are still going to be apart of the yearbook. The final product of the yearbook depends on whether or not the students participate and send in photos.
With more news to come and more ideas to think of, the yearbook team is hoping for a great outcome. They hope to create a yearbook that shows how great this year was despite not being able to attend in-person school. If you’d like to stay updated with the yearbook, check Schoology updates from Ms.Clark, follow the Instagram page @hpspartansyearbook to participate in polls and get reminders, and don’t forget to download the app ¨Upload it¨ to send in photos for the yearbook.
By Yeretzi Gutierrez, Staff Writer