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PHHS Yearbook Club

Yearbook Sales Team
Yearbook Sales Team

Teaches Crucial Life Skills

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. A yearbook staff is never short on deadlines. But even though they sound stressful, deadlines can be very beneficial in helping students learn skills that they will use through school, college, and the rest of their lives. Time management, prioritizing, reliability, and the responsibility of following through on tasks when others are depending on you are just the tip of the iceberg of skills that students learn when working on a yearbook.

Great Addition to a Portfolio

Whether you are trying to get into AP English classes in high school or sending out applications for college, being able to have yearbook committee included in your portfolio gives you that much needed edge.

Schools can be a very competitive business and often GOOD GRADES ALONE AREN'T ENOUGH to get into the school that students are hoping for. When a student is able to show that they were an active member of a hard working team, it helps showcase their overall skills in multitasking, socializing, developing ideas from concept to execution, and everything in between.

A well-rounded portfolio is very important in whichever direction students choose to move forward in their academic careers.

Head Editors
Head Editors

Course Description

This course helps produce "The Pirate Ship", the Piedmont Hills High School Yearbook. In this course, students will gain skills in the following areas: page design, publishing techniques, copy writing, editing, photography, record keeping, time management, teamwork, marketing, and leadership skills. Students are tasked with producing a timeless, creative, and innovative publication which will record our school’s community, memories and events.

Provides Creative Experiences

Photography, Photoshopping, page layouts, yearbook themes, design ideas – putting together a yearbook from start to finish is full of tasks that get the creative juices flowing. It’s very rewarding for students to have the physical proof to show for all of that hard work they put in over the course of the year. When anyone first starts a project, it’s easy to get lost in all of the details. But being able to look back at the end and see your creation is a great feeling that gives students a strong sense of pride.

Yearbook Officers
Yearbook Officers

Provides Writing and Journalism Experience

Writing copy for yearbooks is a lot harder than it might originally appear. When students are forced to use rules of proper attribution, go through an in-depth interviewing process including follow ups, or are crafting a creative piece, they build upon the fundamentals that they learned in English class. Practice makes perfect and the more you write, the better you get at it.