Yearbook Spread Ideas. Plus, Why is the School Yearbook Important?

Most schools have some form of a yearbook. A school yearbook allows students to look back on memories from each school year and remember their graduating class with fun autograph pages and themed sections. Much effort and funding goes into the process of making the yearbook, and each middle school and high school usually has a student led yearbook staff that works to create the memory book each year. This is because it benefits the school, students and staff members in multiple ways. Below are some ways a student yearbook helps schools and ideas for what to include in your next one.

1 School Pride

Yearbooks promote a sense of school pride and unity. The yearbook cover and pages of the book often are covered in school colors, emblems and mottos, serving to remind students, teachers and staff members of a shared purpose. Yearbooks usually include sections on different sporting events, clubs, organizations and memorable moments from the entire year that students can be proud they took part in.

2 Student Pride

Students can take great pride in seeing themselves in a yearbook.Every year, part of the yearbook includes school photos of each member of the student body, separated by class. These photos are usually followed by themed sections for each yearbook class by showing photos of students having a lot of fun, studying in class or being at school dances. Many yearbooks feature sections devoted to student accomplishments in athletics, academics and community service as well. Showing student life is often one of the most fun sections to view in each yearbook at the end of the year.

3 Social Interaction

Most students enjoy getting their yearbooks signed by friends and teachers. This type of social interaction is positive and fun. Leaving special notes on the autograph pages, exchanging phone numbers to keep in touch and even just getting autographs can leave a smile on a student’s face.

4 Alumni Relations

Yearbooks are popular items to keep as people age. Looking back at past school years is a pleasant experience for many people, and it can help to promote good relationships between a school and its alumni. As students grow older as well, it may help them find old classmates on social media and catch up with other members of their graduating class! It almost serves as a history book for students and is definitely a keepsake they will want to hold on to.

5 School Involvement

Yearbooks are usually the product of a yearbook committee's work. This committee generally is composed of students and teachers. This type of project promotes positive student and staff collaboration, and it also gives students valuable experience in journalism, photography and publishing. From choosing the templates, yearbook theme, coming up with yearbook ideas, perfecting fonts, creating the yearbook design and more, this is a hard job for students and is always a point of pride at the end of the school year.

Charlotte Johnson is a musician, teacher and writer with a master's degree in education. She has contributed to a variety of websites, specializing in health, education, the arts, home and garden, animals and parenting.