Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Peek at our Homeschool Yearbook

Our homeschool support group does a yearbook each year, which is a wonderful record of the activities and events of the year. It is a big project, and several high schoolers generally work on it each year, along with a couple of moms. This year's yearbook almost didn't happen, but Cathleen came to the rescue at the final hour, and we now have a lovely keepsake. Thank you for all your hard work, Cathleen!

The yearbook is created using Microsoft Publisher. Members are encouraged to email photos or submit them on a CD, and the student & parent editors create the layouts on their home computers. They then copy the pages onto a jump drive and transfer them to the Yearbook Coordinator's computer. She then puts them all onto one jump drive and takes the finished yearbook to the printer. The books are spiral bound, with a clear plastic cover and hard back. The cost is $30 each.

Families can submit photos and info for their Family Page. I only wish more families participated. Out of 200 families, only about 35 submitted pictures. My kids love flipping through the pages and finding their friends, and I like being able to put names with faces of many people that I see throughout the year, but sadly, only a few of them are in there.

Seniors have a group picture page, and also individual 2-page spreads.

The rest of the book has pages for field trips, Lighthouse events, other homeschool activities, sports, music.

Instead of selling business ads, we sell Congratulatory Ads - 1/4, 1/2, or whole page - to individuals who would like to send a congratulatory message to someone in the group.

1 comment:

GrammaJelly said...

I love being able to share your yearbook with friends who question homeschooling and, of course, 'socialization'. What a wonderful revelation for them when they see all that you do. This has to be one of your best public relations tools. Congratulations on another well-done issue!