The Future of TSMS Yearbook
Miss Proctor's vision for continued success
About Miss Proctor
When I was 11, I begged my mom for a scrapbook kit, after multiple weeks of constant badgering, she relented and my love of photography and designing memories all came to fruition. I would spend hours creating pages of my vacations, friends, and even my dog, there was no greater satisfaction than a completed page.
My yearbook career began in 2001 as a sophomore in high school. All sophomores start out as copy writers and back up photographers when the big dogs aren't available basically. As a junior, my responsibilities grew to photo editing, layout design, and editor of senior dedications. I became the editor in chief as a senior and I must say it was one of the most stressful but by far rewarding titles I have had the pleasure of possessing. My role allowed me to lead my staff in developing an award-winning theme. I learned the value of delegating, proofreading over and over again, and keeping calm while skating in just hours from a deadline. The tears flowed freely when that book came in the mail, the culmination of seemingly endless deadlines and stress, was in my hands and to me it was the most beautiful piece of work I'd ever seen.
I went on to be a journalism major at Baylor University and worked on The Round Up there, not as rewarding as a high school yearbook but yet still challenging and exciting. Since those times, I have worked on 2 elementary school books as a volunteer and spent some time working with Mrs. McDaniel on Trinity Springs' 2015-2016 yearbook.
The obvious next step in my yearbook journey would be to be an advisor and help the next generation of yearbook enthusiasts develop their love of these timeless treasures.
For the 21st Century Student
- Photo booth Fridays, or at sporting events, or dances
- Selling downloads or prints of photos
- Paint nights through Pickled Picasso
- Sell space to students for dedications to their friends
- Sell space to teachers for quotes or send offs or special thanks
- Distribution day party, sell snacks and items for signing and decorating
For the staffers
- 7th graders can gain a grasp of the basics without wasted time at the beginning of their 8th grade year.
- More bodies able to take photos, ensuring full coverage of all events and activities.
- Who says 7th graders don't have great ideas...more minds=more creativity
- Journalism is still a career path for many students, let's foster that path as early as possible!
- 7th graders can develop their skill set creating a school newsletter....Smore makes a great newsletter.
Thursday, Sep. 1st, 9pm
Trinity Springs Middle School
- Deadline & distribution day parties
- Main Event
- Pot luck dinners
- Sporting events
- Camera and photography training
- What is a layout? a pica? copy? captions? a spread? mugshots...really?
- Theme development
- Cover ideas...maybe a school wide contest?
- Basics of journalism