We were thrilled to have the fall 2018 JEA/NSPA in Chicago this year. There was so many great moments, that we wanted to collaborated with Molly Jane St. Clair, a Junior at Central High School in Evansville, IN, to create a short video highlighting the experience. The video was created using iMovie. Video clips were taken on an iPhone and photos were primarily taken by Maureen Olofsson and Jamie Silver with DSLR’s.
We can learn so much from others experiences, that is why conferences like JEA/NSPA and local camps can help grow our journalism programs. Enjoy the video and get inspired to attend a conference or workshop, you will not be disappointed and your program will improve with each experience.
Looking for more ideas for Alternative Copy? Check out a 30 minute presentation by Beth Marshall, Yearbook Adviser at Richmond-Burton HS. The presentation is from the 2017 KEMPA Workshop.
We also have mod ideas listed on the Square One page of this site. Click Here
By this time of year, you should have already taken a ton of photos for your yearbook. The reason we want you to participate in the monthly photo challenge is to challenge yourself to become a better photographer.
Contest rules at #yearbookphotochallenge and ybktraditions on Instagram.
Make sure you use the correct hashtag for each challenge. All photos featured here are taken by Maureen Olofsson and Jamie Silver.
The categories for October are:
Depth of Field
Teachers and Students
It seems like every week we hear about another natural disaster. It is hard to wrap your brains around how you could help. Below is a message from our Florida Yearbook Reps giving us an update. If you are looking for a way to help just email:
and they will let you know how you can start a campaign in your school to help a school in need.
A message from our Florida reps: “Florida Christian School led our Yearbook Strong campaign last night at their football game by donating over $2,200 worth of gift cards to Marathon High School during what would have been their Homecoming Game. The parents in the stands from Marathon stood to their feet during the presentation with tears in their eyes. In addition the Florida Christian cheerleaders, SGA and football coaches served the Marathon students an amazing dinner after the game.
Sadly, the Keys and East Collier county (East of Naples) are still hurting badly. Patty and Jose will be going to see all of our Keys’ schools this week to get a better assessment on how you all can help us execute Florida Yearbook Strong to these schools in need.Please help us get the word out. Schools have been sent semi-truck loads of items but the families have no where to store them. Many, many families are displaced. Some are living in hotels. Others are living five families in one home. Others are still living in tents. The schools are requesting gift cards from Publix, Winn Dixie, Home Depot, Walgreens or CVS. Please help us help them.”
There is more help needed, with the fires in California, even more schools will be in need. Thanks Maureen & Melissa
We stand beside our neighbors affected by recent natural disasters. If you and members of your staff want to help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pair you with a yearbook adviser at a school in an affected area.
Our connections are more than ink on paper. Stories endure because people persevere. And those are impressions that last.
We would like to invite your staff to participate in an ongoing photo scavenger hunt that will last all school year.
The objective is to encourage your staff to continue to improve their photo skills through practice and viewing images from other students in the photo community group.
Each month we will post 4 photo assignments. Your staff will photograph the assignment and post their best using our hashtags.
Each month the challenges will be listed in our monthly newsletter & on our website. Check out: www.studenttraditions.com for photo tips. You can also find the rules at
#yearbookphotochallenge Your staff can start on the September challenge now.
For each photo, in the caption, use the corresponding hashtag & photo challenge description.
Indicate your school by its full name in the caption
Summer Fun- Labor Day
School Spirit at football games