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.
All books need to be purchased through the Josten's ecommerce site. This list is updated on a monthly basis.
Yearbook scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority is given to seniors.
- An application form can be picked up from your guidance counselor or social worker.
- Students should make an appointment with their counselor or social worker to turn in the application.
- 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.
Process for submitting portraits through images.jostens.com:
Senior portraits that do not meet yearbook specifications or are submitted after deadline date will not be published.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 accepted...no 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 31, 2020. 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.
Submitting/uploading senior portrait
- Go to images.jostens.com
- Login using the following information, User ID: 415463794
- Choose the photo to be uploaded. Each student may only submit one photo.
- Provide parent or photographer contact information. (Person uploading the photo should enter his/her information.)
- 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.
- Select grade 12 from the drop down menu
- In the description field, type: senior portrait
- Click the box to agree to terms and conditions
- Click on "upload chosen images" in gray box to complete the process
- 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Annie Marie Photography||925-470-2118||anniemariephotography.com|
|Bobeedy Photography LLC||612-723-0680||www.bobeedyphotography.com|
|Bryan Schmidt Photography||651-402-6539||bryanschmidtphotography.com|
|Dave Haas Photography||612-280-5493||davehaasphoto.photoreflect.com|
|David Sherman Photography||612-672-9216||davidshermanphoto.com|
|GT Creative Photography||763-355-5130|
|J Gallus Photography||612-790-7048|
|Jackie V. Seniors||612-310-1486||jackiv.com|
|James Netz Photography||612-508-0940||jamesnetz.com|
|Jesse Valley Photography||612-382-2867||jessevalley.com|
|Jill Hyland Photography||952-484-2745|
|Julie Kiernan Photography||952-818-9100||juliekiernan.com|
|Kim Dahl Photography||612-701-7460|
|Michelle's Portrait Studio||763-478-9851||michellesportraitdesign.com|
|Party Crashers Photography||952-368-1941||partycrashers.com|
|Remember Me Photography||612-384-6328||remembermephotography.com|
|Sandy Jones Photography||612-799-4575||sandyjonesphotography.com|
|Steve Lucas Photography||952-949-0578||lucasphoto.com|
|Wayne Davis Photography||612-616-9409||waynedavisphotography.com|
- Michelle Jacklitch, Adviser
- Ashley Kanter, Editor-in-Chief
- Lilia Rosen, Design Editor
- Skye Huff, Junior and Sports Editor
- Brooke Gulden, People Editor
- Eliana Dunn, Marketing Editor
- Jill Robbie, Photoshop Editor
- Ellie Forness, Senior Portraits Editor
- Amelia Kirt, Copy Editor
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 Michelle.Jacklitch@wayzataschools.org.
Hey, I’m Ashley! I’m so excited and extremely honored to take on the role as the 2020-2021 Editor-in-Chief! It is an amazing opportunity to lead such a wonderful group of editors and staffers this year. My job includes overseeing the production of pages, managing deadlines, training staffers, and helping create focus to produce a high quality book. We are going to work our very best to capture all of the stories and memories from this unique school year. I look forward to a great year and to creating a memorable book for everyone! Feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns at email@example.com. I would be happy to help.
Hi! My name is Lilia Rosen and I’m the design editor for the 2020-2021 yearbook! As this year's design editor, my job is to not only come up with the overall design of the book but also make sure it’s being executed on each page. I play a big role in choosing the fonts and design elements that will be used in the book. I can’t wait to work with this year's staffers on making this book something special that each and every Wayzata student can cherish and look back on! If you have any questions regarding this year's yearbook, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi I'm Skye Huff and I'm so excited to be the 2020-2021 Wayako Junior Editor and the Sports and Activities Editor! As Junior Editor, my position consists of helping other editors with any wants and needs they may have and mentoring the incoming staffers. As Sports and Activities Editor, I organize the reference pages and create rosters for all the sports teams and clubs. Also, I will be communicating with coaches, athletes and students involved in these activities. I'm so thrilled to be creating such an amazing book with this talented group of seniors! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Hi! My name is Brooke Gulden and I am the 2020-2021 People Editor. I have always loved meeting new people and getting to know them more, so I am very excited for this amazing opportunity this year. As people editor, I focus on equal class representation throughout the book. I am so excited to create the 2021 book with the amazing editors and staffers. Feel free to contact me with any further questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi! My name is Eliana Dunn and I am so excited to be the Wayako marketing editor for the 2020-2021 school year! My job as the marketing editor is to get our book out there! Get the students excited to see their year come to life on paper; and to get their parents excited to see what a page out of Wayzata High School is like. I am also in charge of all social media’s and any contests yearbook may have! If there is ever a question or concern email me at email@example.com!
Hi! My name is Jill Robbie! I am the 2020-2021 Photoshop editor! As Photoshop editor, my job consists of creating design elements, cobbing out photos, and helping all the staffers with any of their Photoshop questions! I’m so excited to have this wonderful opportunity to create the yearbook for all! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking forward to creating your 2020-2021 yearbook with this amazing team!
Hi! My name is Ellie Forness, and I am the 2020-2021 Senior Portraits Editor. This means that I handle all of the senior portraits, and superlatives for this year's yearbook. I’m super excited to be working with the senior class and to see all of the amazing pictures you guys will be submitting. This year is very special for the seniors, so my job is that more important. If you have any questions for me about submitting photos, superlative voting, or anything that comes to mind, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com.
Hi! My name is Amelia Kirt and I am thrilled to be the copy editor for the 2020-2021 school year. As the copy editor, my job is to ensure that the book includes amazing and unique stories from students, as well as being grammatically correct! I hope to cover the best memories from the year while helping the staffers write their stories. I am so excited to read, edit, and give feedback to each of the stories written this year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding copy stories or the yearbook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Wayako yearbook staff member, you will:
- Work as a team to complete all sections of the yearbook.
- Write articles/captions and take photos for the yearbook; meet with advisers, administrators, students, and/or coaches to get background information or interviews.
- Meet deadlines and be responsible for completing your pages; designing layouts, proofing, editing, etc.
- 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.