Meet new people, use your creative talents and try something new in the Yearbook Club! Whether you’re interested in graphic design, publication or journalism, the Yearbook Club is a great way to learn and enhance your skills. iCademy teacher Ms. Abby and Re-Fuel Coordinator Ms. Heather co-lead the yearbook club, which meets virtually on Thursdays at 3:30pm.
Yearbook Club is a great way to connect to other students and work together to accomplish something. We are all looking forward to seeing what the final product looks like and knowing that we had something to do with that success.
Collaborate, Create and Accomplish
The Yearbook Club attracts students interested in graphic design, journalism, publication and writing. Yearbook members collaborate not just to create the final product, but to determine the best tools and resources the club can use along the way.
Design: Collaborate with other students to layout pages, choose photography and create a cohesive book full of school memories.
Report: Research and collect information to write accurate summaries and captions for images and other yearbook content.
Connect: Communicate the next steps to parents, students, and teachers to ensure the project runs smoothly. You’ll also help advertise and inform parents about yearbook costs and deadlines.
Here’s How it Works
The club meets once a week and works through their current agenda and discussion points. We use online tools such as Canva for our design layout, so everyone can access and collaborate on the documents virtually. Occasionally we meet on campus to take pictures for the yearbook, but otherwise the club is completely online.
The club’s student Editor in Chief oversees the direction of the yearbook and ensures a cohesive design for the final product. They’ll also help by encouraging the other students to be creative, and keeping them on track for meeting deadlines. This year’s Editor in Chief was Alishia, a Junior at iCademy with Yearbook experience from last year’s club.
All-in-all, the Yearbook Club is about collaboration and teamwork. “This year the students came together to create the yearbook cover. They brought in separate designs and took aspects and ideas from each one to create the final cover design,” says co-leader Ms. Heather. “We used the gifts and talents of everybody to come up with one design that everybody agreed upon. A design that represented our school and our unique team.”
Most students join at the beginning of the year, but the Yearbook Club can accept new members at the beginning of the second semester as well. For the full yearbook experience, we recommend students join at the very start. The club is open to all middle school and high school students.
To collaborate with your classmates in the Yearbook Club, ask your mentor or teacher to send you a sign up link!