Guidelines -- Fall 2004

Ms. Gina Ahnen, Advisor

Sarah Rodgers, Samantha Shepard, Katie Bisgard, editors

Room 224 or Room 400 (Yearbook room)
Phone: (303) 689-6100 extension 2224
Yearbook room: (303) 698-6040
Cell phone: (720) 560-5897

Voice Mail: (303) 764-3203 mailbox 21400

Welcome to the Yearbook Staff! Congratulations on being part of a great team! This is a privilege unlike any other activity at South, and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing your work published and receiving compliments from all of your friends, classmates and teachers. I am excited about this year and eager to work with all of you on this project this year. We are going to have a successful year and hopefully have some fun in the process.

Yearbook is unlike any other class you are taking! It is a class, an extracurricular activity, and a business. We have the awesome privilege and responsibility of preserving the memories of this year for every student at South High School. 

In order for us to have a successful year, you must realize that yearbook is a big commitment! You will be expected to put in time outside of school, including taking photographs, coming in after school and on weekends when necessary, and work as part of a team in putting together the book. Understand that you will need to budget your time to include yearbook in your schedule. There are no excuses for missed deadlines, and things usually take longer than you think they will, so plan accordingly!

Yearbook is a privilege and you are representing South High School and the entire yearbook staff. You are expected to behave appropriately both on and off campus regardless of if you are performing duties for yearbook.

Another part of yearbook is selling ads. This is often the most difficult part of yearbook, but essential. Each person will be responsible for selling $150 worth of ads for the yearbook. We will spend time during class discussing how to do this and who to approach. This will be a large part of the first six weeks grade. More information regarding this will follow, but we will the deadline for ad sales will be on Friday, October 1, 2004. If you sell $350 or more you will receive a free yearbook!

In yearbook you will be working as part of a team. You will be working with a variety of people throughout the semester and you will need to help each other, especially as we approach deadlines. During the first few weeks we will establish roles for the year, so you will need to begin thinking about what you would like to do, realizing that you will be helping with all aspects of the book throughout the year.

Your grade will be based on the following:

25% Attendance, participation, and attitude

We will meet on some Saturdays before deadlines if we do not have our deadlines ready to go. Do not expect the editors to "finish it up" for you.  We may also have to say after school some days. This includes both in class and outside of class commitments.

75% Meeting deadlines

This includes both your own deadlines and the class deadlines.

Group grades will be given for meeting deadlines to help ensure accountability and teamwork. Due to the nature of group work you may receive a higher or lower grade than you could earn individually. If deadlines are not met consistently, there will be consequences and you will be asked to drop the class for second semester.

I have read the guidelines for Yearbook and agree to follow them.

Student name__________________________________________

Student signature______________________________________ Date___________

Parent signature_______________________________________ Date____________


If you have any questions please contact me at the above numbers or write them below.

Ms. Ahnen's Syllabus Page

South High English Faculty

South High Reading and Writing Center