Yearbook Deadlines For Discounts, Photos, Ads

Photo by The Creek Yearbook photographer Phil Oliveria.
Photo by The Creek Yearbook photographer Phil Oliveria.

The teams clash, tackles are broken, the band plays a rousing fight song and the few students with green media passes are just waiting for their big shot.

Timber Creek’s award-winning yearbook, The Creek, uses student photographers to capture the action of a football game, excitement at a pep rally, and learning opportunities in TCHS classrooms every day.

These student photographers, designers, writers, and editors work with professional level software, high-end camera gear, and the latest trends in publication design to create lasting memories in print.

Photos from a Oct. 5, 2015 dress rehearsal of TCHS Theatre's Taming of the Shrew. (Photos by The Creek Yearbook photographer Monica Miles.)
Photos from a Oct. 5, 2015 dress rehearsal of TCHS Theatre’s Taming of the Shrew. (Photos by The Creek Yearbook photographer Monica Miles.)

This year’s The Creek yearbook is no different. Using the nearly 3,000 student and staff photos as a base, the yearbook builds into a 340+ page celebration of the school year, starting even before students arrived at school.

Pages for seasonal activities, sports, and selected organizations spotlight the events and happenings of TCHS. Features designed, photographed, and written by student media also highlight the range and impact of selected topics like the student spirit sections, the Sky Dancers, and more.

Each yearbook is made from high-quality material with high-resolution images and premium details. These high-end publications are printed by Walsworth, a company used by hundreds of schools for their publications each year. Since all schools want their yearbooks for distribution in May, yearbook students need to stagger their completed pages and turn them in during various times in the year in order to allow time for the company to print them.

To meet deadlines, the bulk of student photos were taken in September during English classes, or during appointments for Seniors. Even with multiple opportunities to schedule and complete their portraits, yearbook advisers still have to track down twelfth graders that need photos taken — or they won’t show up in the yearbook.

Senior ads are another option for students working on their last year of school to celebrate their achievements. This year, the yearbook features Augmented Reality (AR) content that allows parents and students to attach videos to senior ads and make things really “pop.” See an example and instructions below.

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Senior ads are due by Saturday, Oct. 17 via the yearbookforever.com website.

Yearbooks are still on sale for $65 through Oct. 17, but the price increases to $80 after that deadline. No other discounts will be offered to students after Friday.

TCHS Talon

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The Timber Creek Talon is the student news service for Timber Creek High School in Keller Independent School District.