This course is a full year college preparatory class for students interested in creating and publishing the yearbook. This course will cover yearbook ethics and legal responsibilities, photography and design, writing, editing, sales and marketing, and introduce students to Adobe Photoshop. Students will be challenged to utilize their unique strengths, as well as, to learn and hone new ones. Students will learn lifelong skills such as interpersonal communication, time management, hierarchical content organization and creative problem solving, all while producing a book and memories that will last a lifetime!
Our class is on Google Classroom! This is where you will submit your assignments. Ask me for the code to join.
Our schedule will be posted weekly in Google Classroom!
If you miss one or more classes, you are responsible for checking in with Ms. Wong about making up work.
Class Projects: 30% of final grade
Yearbook Spreads: 30% of final grade
Class Participation: 40% of final grade (rubric is posted below)
Important Grading Notes from the Student Handbook:
Final Exams & Seniors: Students will take semester and final exams when scheduled to do so. Seniors may be exempt from the semester exams in January and May at the teacher's discretion if the student achieved a minimum grade of an A- for the two quarters in the semester.
Incompletes: A grade of Incomplete (I) will be given to a student who has unfinished course requirements because of extenuating factors such as protracted period(s) of illness. It is expected that the incomplete work be completed within ten (10) days after the close of a marking period; however, should a waiver be needed for extended time, the student should contact the Vice-Principal who will discuss the matter with the department head involved. If the work is not completed within the specified time (includes waiver where granted), the incomplete grade will become an F; otherwise the teacher will report a regular grade.
Sports Eligibility: Natick High School requires that students receive a minimum passing grade of D- or above at the close of the marking period (end of each term) prior to the beginning of a season and during said season.
Below is a list of guidelines that you are expected to uphold to create a collaborative, helpful and supportive environment in which we all successfully complete our 2017 yearbook.
STAFF MEMBERS SHOULD...
Always stay on task
Manage their time
Be able to work independently
Remain open to constructive feedback
Have a positive attitude
Come prepared to work
Know Walsworth Online Design
Ask for help whenever needed
Be encouraging and supportive
Help others: clear confusion, give constructive feedback, answer questions and provide resources
Have good communication
Remain patient, even when they may feel frustrated
Be responsible for the staff
Always be one step ahead
Set a good example to staff
After School Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 2:20 - 3:20pm Red Days - Room 200H, Blue Days - Room 145 Students may also come see me for extra help during any Red Day CDS in Room 200H. Any other time must be scheduled with me by email.