Description of activity: Planning, coordinating and publishing the Wayako yearbook using computers and digital technology.

Length of season: Semester

Meeting times: 3rd block class with some after school commitments.

Meeting sites: C116.

Eligibility requirements: Interest, enthusiasm and time; skills: computer, writing, photography and organization. Meet the Wayzata Public Schools Extra-Curricular Eligibility Requirements.

Average number of members: Eight editors, 50 staffers.

Additional information: The yearbook class course is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors only, with instructor’s approval. Students must provide their own SD card.

Yearbook Distribution

Seniors will have the first opportunity to pick up the Yearbook at the "Senior Signing Party" on Wednesday, May 29, from 4:00 - 6:15 pm, in Gym #6. All Seniors are invited to attend! We will provide a photo booth, treats, friends, and of course your yearbook!

Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen: please pick up your Yearbook during lunch on Thursday, May 30, in Gym #6. A limited supply of books will be available for purchase at distribution for $95.00. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted.

Are you wondering whether/not you purchased a book?  To check if you have purchased a yearbook look for the "Did I Order a Yearbook?" section.

We look forward to seeing you at yearbook distribution!


Did I Order a Yearbook? / Yearbook Scholarships

All books need to be purchased through the Jostens ecommerce site. This list is updated on a monthly basis.

Did I order a yearbook?Last updated May 16, 2019

Yearbook Scholarships

Yearbook scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority is given to seniors.

  1. An application form can be picked up from your guidance counselor or social worker.
  2. Students should make an appointment with their counselor or social worker to turn in the application.
  3. Students will be expected to contribute a minimum of $20.00 to the book purchase.

A limited amount of books will be available. Financial assistance need and grade-level will determine eligibility. Students may receive up to two yearbook scholarships over their four years in high school.

Senior Portraits

Senior Portrait Specifications for 2019 Graduates

Deadlines are extremely important; therefore, late senior portraits will not be accepted. Deadline for submitting senior portraits is Friday, October 26, 2018. The Josten's site to accept submissions will open on June 11, 2018.

Process for submitting portraits through

Senior portraits that do not meet yearbook specifications or are submitted after deadline date will not be published. We can only accept vertical portraits in a JPEG file format. We have a set policy regarding the submission of senior pictures:

  • JPEG (.jpg) digital image format is required.
  • 300 DPI or higher for actual size of photo. (In other words, we need high resolution image files for printing purposes)
  • All pictures must be submitted in full color (no sepia or black-and-white)
  • Pictures need to be a head and shoulder only format. Please no full body or partial body poses.
  • Vertical portraits only.
  • Have your photographer leave enough space around your face to allow for the yearbook staff to feature you at your best within the design.
  • Note: pictures with “soft focus” appear blurred upon reproduction.
  • Appropriate attire only will be hats, pets, or other accessories/props.
  • The yearbook staff has the right to request a different photograph if the above guidelines are not met.

Seniors may select the photographer of their choice provided the yearbook portrait photograph conforms to the above standards and the photograph is received on/or before October 26, 2018. Students who do not submit a senior portrait will have their Lifetouch portrait included by default. We suggest that you contact a photographer as early as possible to set up an appointment. The earlier we receive your portrait, the better. A list of photographers can be found on our website. It is highly suggested that you discuss the submission procedures with your photographer, as many photography studios send us photos in batches. Photographers need to be spell student names correctly, the name inputted when the photo is uploaded is the spelling that will be printed under the photo.

Process for submitting/uploading senior portrait:

  1. Go to
  2. Login using the following information, User ID: 410353905
  3. Choose the photo to be uploaded. Each student may only submit one photo.
  4. Provide parent or photographer contact information. (Person uploading the photo should enter his/her information.)
  5. Provide image information
    • Type student’s first and last name as you would like it to appear in the yearbook.
    • It is extremely important to spell the student’s name correctly.
  6. Select grade 12 from the drop down menu
  7. In the description field, type: senior portrait
  8. Click the box to agree to terms and conditions
  9. Click on "upload chosen images" in gray box to complete the process
  10. You will see a confirmation page and should receive a confirmation email shortly after your submission of the photo.

Be sure you included your child's first and last name. All questions should be addressed to

Please keep in mind that we sometimes receive batches of 50+ photos in one day. This list is updated weekly during the 3rd block yearbook class. If you have any questions, please email

Received Photo Listupdated on October 28, 2018


Photographer Phone Number Website
Accent Photography 763-383-0589
AMG Photography 763-607-1181
Annie Marie Photography 925-470-2118
Anthologie 952-232-5830
Bryan Schmidt Photography 651-402-6539
Creative Jam 612-578-6777
Dale Studios 952-400-1020
Dave Haas Photography 612-280-5493
David Sherman Photography 612-672-9216
David's Photography 763-295-4024
Ford Studio 763-218-4336  
GT Creative Photography 763-355-5130  
J Gallus Photography 612-790-7048  
Jackie V. Photography 612-310-1486
James Netz Photography 612-508-0940
Jesse Valley Photography 612-382-2867
Jill Hyland Photography 952-484-2745
JMS Photography 612-298-7827
Johnstone Photography 952-935-9955
Julie Kiernan Photography 952-818-9100
Kemmetmueller Photography 952-473-2142
Kim Dahl Photography 612-701-7460  
Linda's Photography 763-972-6611
Lunderby Photography 763-477-5388
McDonald Studios 763-972-6631
Michelle's Portrait Studio 763-478-9851
Moondog Photography 612-715-3073
Party Crashers Photography 952-368-1941
Petruska Photography 952-474-3117
Remember Me Photography 612-384-6328
Rhonda Stark Photography 763-478-8574
Sandy Jones Photography 612-799-4575
Steve Lucas Photography 952-949-0578
Vokal Photography 763-416-0105
Wayne Davis Photography 612-616-9409

Yearbook Staff

Michelle Jacklitch, Adviser

As the yearbook adviser, I am the teacher and mentor for the yearbook editors and staff in the yearbook class. This year yearbook meets during 3rd block all year.

It is my job to track the progress of the editors as well as the staffers to ensure that deadlines are met with accuracy. I've established a system of evaluating editors and staff members on assignments and oversee the business side of the yearbook project. After each deadline, I am in charge of contacting our Josten's Publishing representative, Sherri Loney, and publishing our final pages.

Deadlines are extremely important, so I am very strict with these. The editorial board is in charge on a daily basis as they develop into the primary leaders within the cross-functional yearbook team. I serve as a liaison between the WHS administration, Sherri Loney, our Brandy Wathke (Josten's plant consultant), and staff members. I am also in charge of maintaining the yearbook budget, ensuring that all cost estimates, yearbook sales, and changes are kept within our allocated funds (the yearbook creation process is expensive!).

I look forward to a new group of yearbook staffers each semester and find the yearbook editorial board to be a huge asset to our program. I can assure that if you're interested in yearbook, you'll have an enjoyable time, as long as you're not afraid to work hard, have the ability to stay organized, and have the ability to establish a sense of pride for the book. It is a very rewarding experience to be a part of as we publish one of the best yearbook publications in Minnesota!

Feel free to contact me if you'd like more information, please contact me at

Briana Chang, Editor-in-Chief

Briana Chang Photo

Hi! My name is Briana Chang and I am honored to be the Editor in Chief of the 2018-19 yearbook. I am beyond excited to create a book that is filled with memories we can look back on when we are older. I couldn't create this massive, 404 paged book alone; so I am extremely thankful for my amazing team of editors and staff.  My job includes overseeing the staff and all pages, managing deadlines and assignments, and working to ensure that there is a high-quality book for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to contact me with any questions at I'm looking forward to a spectacular year with the new team, and creating an absolutely amazing book!

Lily Mjaanes, Junior Editor

Lily MjaanesHey! I am this years Junior Editor and I am really excited to take a part in creating something that’s larger then me, and people will look back at forever. I am excited to work with many great seniors. My role as the Jr. editor is to help them with any task they may need help with. I am so excited I get to be apart of creating something you guys will be able to look back on forever and smile at.

Riley Ruegemer, Photoshop Editor

If you have any questions please contact me at

Olivia Trout, Design Editor

Olivia Trout PhotoMy name is Olivia Trout and I am honored to say that I will be the design editor of the 2018-2019 yearbook. Throughout my life, writing has always been a passion of mine and I am excited for yearbook to help expand my writing and design skills that I will need throughout my life. As a design editor, I will be there when the staffers need guidance on a page, whether it is regarding layout, design elements, or simply an idea to get the page started. I cannot wait to be working alongside such a great group of editors and incoming staffers, and I am excited to see what we can do to make this year’s book the best one yet. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

Antenella Argento, People Editor

Antenella Argento

Hi! My name is Antenella Argento and I am the People Editor for the 2018-19 Wayako Yearbook. As the people editor I work to insure freshmen through seniors are equally represented throughout the book. I also place freshmen through junior school pictures, making sure they are in the correct spot. I love connecting and learning perspectives of different students within such a big school and I cannot wait to bring my passion to this role. I am so excited to work with my fellow editors and staffers to capture as many memories as possible! Feel free to contact me with any further questions at

Jorgi Rassi, Photography and Marketing Editor

Joey Carlson, Photography Editor

My name is Ahna and I am the Photography Editor for the 2017-2018 Wayako Yearbook! My duty as the photography editor is to collect and edit every picture for our 400 and plus page book! I, myself, also photograph pictures for certain pages, such as the dividers, and more. Outside of yearbook, I photograph and film, play hockey, and spend time with friends in my free time! If you have any questions or concerns regarding photography or the yearbook, don't hesitate to reach out to me at

Ali Leighton, Senior Portraits Editor

Ali Leighton

Hi! My name is Ali Leighton and I am the 2018-19 Wayako Senior Portraits Editor. I’m beyond thrilled to have this opportunity during my senior year at Wayzata. I am in charge of handling 800+ senior photos and 60+ superlatives, which is no small task. I’m very excited to work with the other editors to create an amazing book. Please do not hesitate to come to me with any questions you may have regarding senior portraits! I'd be happy to help at

Sabrina Finn, Sports & Activities Editor

Sabrina Finn Photo

Hi all! My name is Sabrina Finn and I am your 2018-2019 Wayako Sports and Activities Editor! My position consists of organizing the reference pages and creating rosters for all of the sport teams and clubs. In addition, I will be communicating closely with coaches and all the people involved in these activities. I am beyond excited to take on this role and create the best yearbook ever. If you have any questions please contact me at






Destiny Derden, Copy Editor

Destiny DerdenHello everyone! My name is Destiny Derden and I am the 2018-2019 Copy Editor. I’m beyond excited to have the opportunity to create the yearbook along with the 8 other editors. I’m dedicating my senior year to making a fantastic book, full of memories that our year entails. As copy editor, my job is to help guide staffers through finding and writing their stories. I make sure we are getting quality descriptive stories to make the book more interesting and unique. I read over each page and give my feedback for edits to be made before staffers get their pages unlocked. I have no doubt that all 400+ pages will have creative and fascinating stories. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions regarding copy stories or the yearbook at



As a Wayako yearbook staff member, you will:

  1. Work as a team to complete all sections of the yearbook.
  2. Write articles/captions and take photos for the yearbook; meet with advisers, administrators, students, and/or coaches to get background information or interviews.
  3. Meet deadlines and be responsible for completing your pages; designing layouts, proofing, editing, etc.
  4. Come to class and be prepared to work. Deadlines are not optional!

You must have your application filled out by the end of term 3. If it is not, you will be automatically removed from the class.

Staffer Application