High School Yearbook
The high school yearbook produces the 140 page, full color high school yearbook. Students may sign up for the class in grades 9-12. Being on the middle school staff, and/or being a returning staff member is encouraged, but not required. High school students take the class in whatever hour best fits their schedule.
Students sell business ads at the beginning of the year. They go out in teams with their adviser in the surrounding business community after learning about professional dress and communication. They also have a sales quota to meet. Staff members are required to take quarterly photos at school events as part of their grade.
Students learn about effective page design, caption writing, photography, and making the book inclusive. Staff members vote on a yearly theme, and an editor is selected each year that oversees the overall continuity of the book.
Middle School Publications
The middle school publications staff meets daily in an hourly class. They are responsible for producing the elementary and middle school yearbook, as well as the quarterly edition of The Ram Page.
Students may sign up for the class in grades 7 & 8 as an elective. Staff members take photos at school events, design yearbook pages, practice caption writing, revise and edit their news articles, brainstorm questions and conduct in person interviews, attend an off campus workshop, and have quarterly reward parties for meeting deadlines.
Meet the Instructor
Mrs. Pruden is the 5-12 Library Media Specialist and middle and high school publications adviser. Mrs. Pruden is a Scott City graduate of 1991 and formerly taught middle school ELA for many years. Mrs. Pruden enjoys keeping up with and covering all the school’s events and happenings. She was recently awarded Elementary/Jr. High Adviser of the year by our Josten’s representative whose territory represents the St. Louis area down to Senath Hornersville.