Adviser Ideas Archive
Covering More Students in the Yearbook
1. Picture of the Week
I started “picture of the week”. Each week I encourage the students to take creative “non-traditional” photos so they may be chosen for picture of the week. The photos are then displayed in the cafeteria for one week then moved to our wall of fame.
- Tami Howser, Wilson Middle School
2. Most Wanted
I print out the portraits and when a student has been placed on a page, they are crossed off and cannot be used in the book again (with a few exceptions). This way, I have different kids in every picture and rarely have to worry about duplicate photos being used.
- Kristin Hayward, Meadow Park Middle School
Instead of having white space on portrait pages, I use any extra space for "mini collages" of photos specific to that classroom.
- Joanne Kaminski, Northeast School
4. Open House Photographers
Recruit “photographers” at open house – ask them to take pics at school parties and/or any other time they’re at the school – many parents/grandparents carry cameras and it’s just as simple as asking them to take pics of various students as opposed to just their own – you’ll be surprised at the variety of pics you’ll get.
- Deena Smith, Steadley Elementary School