IT’S ELEMENTARY

ORGANIZING THE PORTRAIT PAGES

HOW SHOULD THE PORTRAITS BE PLACED

• The most popular way to organize portraits is to separate them by classrooms in grade level order. With this method, every classroom would have a page with all the students in that classroom pictured on the page and each grade level running consecutively (lowest grade to highest or highest grade to lowest.)
• Teacher portraits can be on the page with the class, on the faculty/staff pages, or both.
• Administrators are often pictured on their own page with some type of a letter or message
to the students. Their photos could also be included on the faculty and staff page(s).
• You should include a portrait page(s) for faculty and staff photos. This would include special class teachers (ESL, Speech, Music, Art, PE, Teacher Assistants, Counselor, etc.) and other non-teaching staff (office staff, custodians, cafeteria personnel, bus drivers, etc.)
• It is recommended that you include the position title with the name of the staff member:

Organizing portraits

CAN THERE BE OTHER THINGS ON THE PORTRAIT PAGES

• The portrait photos are essential to the yearbook, but can also be the least interesting pages in the yearbook. You can jazz them up by placing other items on the pages. Some ideas to include are:
– Candid photos of the class that show special things the class does (field trips, parties, special visitors, a group photo, etc.)
– Student quotes
– Survey questions and answers
– Student artwork
– A list of interesting things the class did or learned

RELATED RESOURCES

Adding/Deleting Photos
Student & Teacher Portraits – Where to Get Them