The Compass Community yearbook is back this year, and Director Kristy Dennis and her Leadership class are in charge of organizing the photos and creating a new theme for this year’s anticipated yearbook.
Dennis reports that the biggest improvement this year is the absence of ads. Since the ads took up about six pages last year, this will leave more space for pictures of students. They are also creating a new theme. The Leadership class is trying to maintain secrecy about the design, however, and Dennis couldn’t go into details. She said they are considering two or three different themes.
Some more changes include adding a superlative section which describes the students. The Leadership class likes this idea, and it could improve sales, though that is not the reason for doing it.
Many things will remain the same though, including the size of the yearbook. The hard cover book will have 48 ful-color pages in it, just like last year. Teacher Brianne Baine will be the student portrait photographer again. In addition to Baine, students can volunteer to help take candid photos of teachers and classmates. Official student photographers will receive credit for any photos used in the yearbook.
The team is making the yearbook on Entourageyearbooks.com and will be finished in March. Yearbooks will be available by the end of April. They expect about 100 copies to sell, and they are trying to offset the price down to $15 by doing fundraisers. Snack Shack, one of the fundraisers, was very popular among the students, and the Leadership class is happy with the results.
Compass Community will not make any money from the sales of yearbooks. “Our purpose is to provide a yearbook that is meaningful for the students,” said Dennis.
Compass Community has three main goals: Promoting academic interests, nurturing friendships, and glorifying God. “Glorifying God is the most important thing. Whether we are promoting academic interests or nurturing friendships, I would say that it [glorifying God] encompasses everything,” said Dennis.