Photo days and yearbook deadline quickly approaching

There are several options for purchasing this year's yearbook so that money is less of an issue for parents and students.

There are several options for purchasing this year's yearbook so that money is less of an issue for parents and students.

There are several options for purchasing this year's yearbook so that money is less of an issue for parents and students.
There are several options for purchasing this year’s yearbook so that money is less of an issue for parents and students.

Picture days will be on October 29 and 30. Ninth grade students will be escorted to the west seminar room, while upperclassmen will be taken to the auditorium. Order forms were provided through English teachers and are still available in room I111.

“We have done a good job of dropping the packets down to as low as we can get them,” yearbook advisor James Rich said. “You can buy a basic picture packet for as little as $12.”

The portraits will go into the upcoming version of the yearbook. You can buy the yearbook online for $55 at www.smart-pay.com or in person in room I111 until December. Prices will increase after that. If you opt to pay in cash, Rich is offering payment plans to make it easier to purchase. At this time, seniors can also purchase congratulatory ads in the back yearbook. Rich has forms for students interested.

“This year in particular is a very cool year to buy yearbooks,” Rich said. “Because the students have designed the yearbook, they have driven the theme for the yearbook, it is more on the lines of a scrapbook look and I think its going to include a lot of cool designs, cool photos. Our photographers are National Award Winning photographers who do a great job. ”

Rich believes yearbooks are more relevant than they have ever been to students.

“I graduated in 1986 and still have all four of my high school yearbooks,” Rich said. “Facebook is the reason we need a yearbook because there are times people send me a friend request and I go look at my yearbook to see who they were or if they did anything in high school, were they in band or choir.” 

Rich said the yearbook is in danger of being discontinued because students are not showing an interest in it.

“It would be a shame to see such a great product like our award winning yearbook discontinued due to lack of student participation,” Rich said.