Yearbook

Yearbook Orders

  • Yearbook ordering information will be sent out by October 31, 2020.

Yearbook Staff Information

The yearbook is produced annually by WHS students. They work under the direction of the yearbook advisor over the course of the school year. The yearbook staff consists of 8 editors and over 40 members. There are 3 groups: layout, photography, and writing. Students who want to be part of the yearbook should apply in the fall. Contact Brian Peters, Yearbook Advisor, at bpeters@apps.district833.org or (651) 425-4454 with questions. Students who are accepted, will be assigned to a work group.

Senior Yearbook Pictures due Monday, November 30, 2020

The student photos used in the yearbook are provided by Jostens, through a contract with District 833. The district requires all students to have photographs taken for their school record and student ID cards. Seniors may submit a photo for use in the yearbook that is taken by an outside photographer. All senior photos must meet the requirements specified below. Senior ID cards are made using the junior year picture.

Attention Class of 2021: Senior Photo Portrait Specifications for Yearbook Inclusion

*****Important Yearbook Information Regarding Senior Photos, Baby Pictures and Quotes.*****

Please follow the specifications listed below as close as possible. If you are not sure, send a couple of photo options and I will let you know which one we can use. 

Seniors who use a private photographer for their senior photo are responsible for delivering their photos to the yearbook staff in the media center. We will use your junior photo if a senior picture is not submitted on time.

Senior photos must meet the following criteria:

  • The final deadline for all senior portraits to be submitted is Monday, November 30, 2020. After your portrait is taken, either you or your studio should email it to bpeters@apps.district833.org Digital submissions are best, though we can scan printed photos that are at least 3x5 on non-textured, high-quality photo paper.

PORTRAIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Image resolution must be at least 300 dpi, taken on at least a 7 megapixel camera.

  • Digital images must be RGB color

  • Acceptable file types are .jpg, .tif or .tiff and .png. No other file types can be accepted.

  • Portraits must be head and shoulder shots only. We will crop images that do not meet this requirement, which can result in blurry images.

  • The student should be the focus of the picture. Animals, large props, hats, etc. distract from the purpose of the student section and will not be used.

  • Put your student's full legal name in the subject of the email (or ask your photographer to)

  • Rename the photo file name with your student's name (ex. Martin_Sara.jpg)

  • We will contact the people who miss the deadline in November. If you don't hear from us, you can be assured your photo met our requirements for entry in the yearbook. The senior section of the yearbook will also be printed off for seniors to check before publishing. We will NOT send emails or call every senior confirming we have their photo. It will be up to the senior to check their photo, spelling of their name, baby picture and quote for accuracy. They must initial everything is ok or let us know what must be changed.
  • Contact Brian Peters at bpeters@sowashco.org or (651) 425-4454 with questions.

Baby Pictures

Again this year we would like to include baby pictures with your senior photo. Please note there is a $10 charge to include a baby picture in the yearbook. We use the money to buy cameras, memory cards or add enhancements to the yearbook. The baby pictures will be returned. Please label on the back of the baby picture with your name. Digital pictures can be emailed to Mr. Peters at the email's listed above. Baby pictures are due by Monday, November 30, 2020.

Senior Quotes

 Please submit one quote to be placed next to your senior picture in the yearbook. This quote must come from a respectable source (book, authoritative website, etc.)  You must cite the author. You can email the quote to bpeters@apps.district833.org or drop it off in the media center before Monday, November 30, 2020.

Thank you!

Brian Peters
Yearbook Adviser
651-425-4454
bpeters@sowashco.org or
bpeters@apps.district833.org