Yearbook is a challenging course in which students have the unique opportunity to create a book, prepare a publication for printing, run a business, and record history. This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to work with advanced technology, strengthen their analytical and problem-solving skills, improve their communication skills, and manage tremendous responsibility.
Students will plan and apply proper graphic design and journalistic skills to publish a yearbook for Arleta High School. All students in this course spend a great deal of time on independent study. Students must be passionate about yearbook in order for them to be able to do a good job and to endure all the hardships that yearbook production entails. The yearbook advisor and editors share equal responsibility to catch any and all errors in order to maintain the high quality expected for the yearbook and will take equal responsibility for any missed errors. All staff members need to be committed, dependable,self-motivated, ethical, discreet, and careful. They must be able to cooperate with each other in an unbiased and unprejudiced manner. They must be able to treat and view the administration, faculty, staff, and student body in an unbiased manner. They must fully understand that there is a great deal of information that must be covered in a short period of time and that must never be underestimate that fact. They must be responsible for completing any task asked by the yearbook advisor or by either the editors after the yearbook is done. They must contribute to the promotion of selling that years yearbook by, creating posters, flyers, writing mustang messengers/PA announcements, and selling the book by promoting it to all advisory’s, at lunch, as well as making SLC’s community connections.
All returning students for the following year are responsible for participating in the organization and interviewing process for the upcoming yearbook year/staff.