The main objective of this class will be to create a historical record of Howard Middle School's activities, events and general school life. Students will receive guidance in various types of writing, as well as, photographic and journalistic techniques. Students will also receive instruction on elements of public speaking, requesting donations and gaining advertisement sales.
Students will be required to meet a sales goal of $200 in advertising for the yearbook. Advertising space helps maintain yearbook price and is an important part of understanding the creation process. Students may do this by asking businesses to pay for advertising space in the yearbook, or may ask their friend's parents to create "congratulation" space ads.
Students will be creating and filming yearbook commercials in class. These commercials will then be shown on the Howard Middle School morning show.
Students will be taking pictures of the school year. From time to time students may need to attend event by clubs in order for this to be achieved.
Students are responsible for creating the Bulletin, the student newsletter and creating articles for the newsletter. This may require students to interview staff members and attend club meetings to gather this information.