• Yearbook 2018-2019

     

    Welcome to The Maverick staff for 2018-2019!  This page will contain information on upcoming assignments deadlines. 

    Assignment due on Friday, May 13th:

    • 20 photos minimum due (see below).  Must be people who aren't frequently photographed.  Try to get people you haven't photographed before.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Wednesday:  Yearbook Signing Party
    • Thursday:  6th and 7th field trip
    • Friday:  8th grade field trip
    • Candid small group photos.
    • Classroom photos.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

     

    Assignment due on Friday, May 6th:

    • 20 photos minimum due (see below).  Must be people who aren't frequently photographed.  Try to get people you haven't photographed before.
    • If attending the Braves game, please take a minimum of 5 photos there.
    • If we have the yearbook release party this week, I need each of you take 5 photos there.  This can be done quickly as other students sign your book.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Wednesday:  Braves Game (if attending)
    • Yearbook release party (If books arrive in time)
    • Candid small group photos.
    • Classroom photos.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

     

    Assignment due on Friday, May 3rd:

    • 10 photos minimum due.  Must be people who aren't frequently photographed.  Try to get people you haven't photographed before.
    • Late pictures will receive a maximum grade of a 70.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Thursday:  If you're attending the field trip, you can not photograph the actual performance.  You can photograph other parts of the day though.  Let me know if you have questions.
    • Candid small group photos.
    • Classroom photos.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

     

    Assignment due on Friday, April 26th:

    • 10 photos minimum due.  Must be people who aren't frequently photographed.  Try to get people you haven't photographed before.
    • Late pictures will receive a maximum grade of a 70.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Thursday:  If you're attending the field trip, you can not photograph the actual performance.  You can photograph other parts of the day though.  Let me know if you have questions.
    • Candid small group photos.
    • Classroom photos.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

     

    Assignment due on Thursday, April 18th:

    • 10 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • New:  Late pictures will receive a maximum grade of a 70.
    • HOMEWORK:  If you didn't finish your yearbook intro paragraph, it's due Thursday.
    • HOMEWORK:  If you're reapplying for Yearbook Staff next year, you should complete a form.  However, you do not need to attach photos to your application.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Candid small group photos.
    • Classroom photos.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Thursday, March 21st:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  10 of those must include teachers/staff.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • New:  Late pictures will receive a maximum grade of a 70.
    • HOMEWORK:  If you didn't finish your yearbook intro paragraph, it's due Thursday.
    • HOMEWORK:  If you're reapplying for Yearbook Staff next year, you should complete a form.  However, you do not need to attach photos to your application.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Candid small group photos.
    • Classroom photos.
    • Friday:  PBIS event
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Friday, March 7th:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Candid small group photos.
    • Classroom photos.
    • Friday:  PBIS event
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Thursday, February 28:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Classroom photos.
    • Thursday:  Nitro Ball
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Thursday, February 22:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Classroom photos.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Thursday, February 15:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Classroom photos.
    • Friday:  Germantown Junction.  These photos will count toward next weeks requirements.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Thursday, February 1:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No quick photos of your Yearbook Staff members.  These have been used as "filler" to meet the weekly requirement.  We need to challenge ourselves so we include as many people as possible.
      • No photos of people staring at phones.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Classroom photos.
    • Wednesday:  7th grade honor roll field trip.
    • Thursday:  Beta club induction at 6 in the Gym.  If you plan to attend for pictures, please let me know in advance.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Thursday, January 24th:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No photos of people staring at phones.  We've talked about a potentail spread on phone use but we have enough photos we could use on that topic.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Classroom photos.
    • Wednesday:  5th grade tours (if you're part of that)
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Friday, January 17th:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.
    • Challenge yourself this week:
      • No lazy photos (quick snaps without trying to capture moments).
      • Faces.  We need to see faces.  :)
      • No photos of people staring at phones.  We've talked about a potentail spread on phone use but we have enough photos we could use on that topic.
      • If a photo is blurry or pixelated, please delete it and try to take another.  Blurry/pixelated photos do not count towards your requirement.
      • Do not photograph from a distance using a phone.
      • Again, try to capture moments or memories (class activities, dancing, etc.).  Let's move away from people talking in the courtyard.
      • Delete repetitive photos.  Choose the best one.  Delete the rest.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Classroom photos.
    • Monday:  Basketball vs. Warren Central.  (4:00 / 5:00 / 6:00)
    • Saturday:  Robotics tournament.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Friday, January 11th:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  Must be people you have not photgraphed before.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Classroom photos.
    • Wednesday:  8th Grade Only - Field trip to museum.
    • Saturday:  I will speak with some of you about taking pictures at Beauty & Beau.  I can only use a couple of people for this event though.  These photos will count toward next week.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Thursday, December 20th:

    • 10 photos minimum due.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Classroom photos.
    • High quality pictures of people you haven't photgraphed before.  Is the photo clear?  Could you write a story about what's taking place in the photo?

    Assignment due on Friday, December 14th:

    • 10 photos minimum due.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Tuesday:  Band Concert / GMS Gym
    • Thursday:  Basketball vs. Vicksburg @ Home (5:00 / 6:00)
    • Friday:  Dance.  These will count towards next week.

    Assignment due on Friday, December 7th:

    • It's a big week.  40 photos minimum due.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Monday:  Pep Rally
    • Monday:  Basketball vs. NWR @ Home (4:00 / 5:00 / 6:00). 
    • Tuesday:  Book Fair
    • Wednesday:  Book Fair
    • Friday:  Holiday Havoc (6th grade).  I will pull a few of you to take pictures.  These will count towards next week though.

    Assignment due on Friday, November 30th:

    • 10 photos minimum due.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Monday:  Basketball vs. NWR @ Home (4:00 / 5:00 / 6:00). 

    Assignment due on Friday, November 9th:

    • 10 photos minimum due.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Thursday:  Basketball vs. Brandon @ Home (4:00 / 5:00 / 6:00).  

    Assignment due on Thursday, November 1st:

    • 20 photos minimum due.  
    • Challenge yourself this week.
      • Are you taking extra photos each week.  Remember the weekly requirement is a minimum.  Beginning this week, low quality images will not count towards your weekly requirement.
      • Ask yourself the following questions:
        • Is the picture in focus?
        • Can I see faces?
        • Can i tell what's happening in the photo?
        • If taken at an event, can I identify the event?
        • Is the picture interesting enough to write about?
      • Try to capture moments that you could write about.
      • Get photos of people outside your normal circle.  Try to photograph people that you haven't taken a picture of before.
      • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Tuesday:  6th grade honor roll field trip.
    • Wednesday:  Day of the Arts
    • Thursday:  GMS Basketball vs. Pearl (AWAY)
    • Have you taken classroom photos?  You could get great photos from hands-on projects and activities.

    Assignment due on Friday, October 26th:

    • 40 photos minimum due.  
    • Challenge yourself this week.
      • Are you taking extra photos each week.  Remember the weekly requirement is a minimum.  Beginning this week, low quality images will not count towards your weekly requirement.
      • Ask yourself the following questions:
        • Is the picture in focus?
        • Can I see faces?
        • Can i tell what's happening in the photo?
        • If taken at an event, can I identify the event?
        • Is the picture interesting enough to write about?
      • Try to capture moments that you could write about.
      • Get photos of people outside your normal circle.  Try to photograph people that you haven't taken a picture of before.
      • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • You should have taken a minimum of 20 at the Food Truck Festival.  All 40 can be from this major PBIS event though.
    • Monday:  8th grade honor roll field trip.
    • Wednesday:  Reading Fair
    • Friday:  7th grade honor roll field trip.  (These will count towards next week because the event is after the weekly deadline.)
    • Have you taken classroom photos?  You could get great photos from hands-on projects and activities.

    Assignment due on Thursday, October 18th:

    • 10 photos due.
    • Challenge yourself this week.
      • Try to capture moments that you could write about.
      • Get photos of people outside your normal circle.  Try to photograph people that you haven't taken a picture of before.
      • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Friday:  Food Truck Festival.
    • Have you taken classroom photos?  You could get great photos from hands-on projects and activities.

    Assignment due on Thursday, October 4th:

    • 20 photos due.
    • Challenge yourself this week.
      • Try to capture moments that you could write about.
      • Get photos of people outside your normal circle.  Try to photograph people that you haven't taken a picture of before.
      • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Monday:  #GoBlue to stand against bullying.
    • Tuesday:  Pep Rally
    • Tuesday:  Football vs. Madison Middle.  7th at 5:00.  8th at 6:00.
    • Wednesday:  FCA Meet You at the Pole, 7:45 a.m.
    • Cafeteria????  (Yep!  We could potentially create trend "modules" on popular lunch bags, foods, etc.)

    Assignment due on Friday, September 28th:

    • 20 photos due.
    • Challenge yourself this week.
      • Try to capture moments that you could write about.
      • Get photos of people outside your normal circle.  Try to photograph people that you haven't taken a picture of before.
      • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Volleyball Tournament Week, 8th graders only.  Away
    • Monday:  Author visit (6th grade only)
    • Tuesday, Football vs. Pearl.  Away
    • Friday:  Bops.  These will count toward the following week because the event is held after the deadline.
    • Cafeteria????  (Yep!  We could potentially create trend "modules" on popular lunch bags, foods, etc.)

     

    Assignment due on Thursday, September 20th:

    • 20 photos due this Thursday, August 20th.
    • Challenge yourself this week.
      • Try to capture moments that you could write about.
      • Get photos of people outside your normal circle.  Try to photograph people that you haven't taken a picture of before.
      • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • All Week:  Dress Up Days.  See www.gmsmavs.com for more info.
    • Tuesday, Pep Rally.
    • Tuesday, Football (Home/GHS).
      • 7th grade, Red vs. White, 5 p.m.
      • 8th grade, vs. Clinton, 6 p.m.
    • Thursday:  Volleyball vs. Pearl, 4:30 & 5:30.
    • Thursday:  Maverick Community Pep Rally at GHS at 7.  (Only photos of GMS people count toward deadline.  We wouldn't use GHS students in the yearbook.)  These photos will count towards next week because the event is after your deadline.
    • Courtyard (before school and after lunch)
    • Cafeteria????  (Yep!  We could potentially create trend "modules" on popular lunch bags, foods, etc.)

     

    Assignment due on Thursday, September 6th:

    • 20 photos due this Thursday, August 30th.
      • Try to capture moments where something is happening.
      • Get photos of people outside your normal circle.  Try to photograph people that you haven't taken a picture of before.
    • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • Tuesday, Pep Rally.
    • Tuesday, Football Vs. NWR.  7th grade at 5:00 and 8th grade at 6:00.
    • Classroom activities (if allowed by your teacher)
    • Courtyard (before school and after lunch)
    • Cafeteria????  (Yep!  We could potentially create trend "modules" on popular lunch bags, foods, etc.)

     

    Assignment due on Thursday, August 30th:

    • 10 photos due this Thursday, August 30th.
    • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • First week photos.
    • Monday, Volleyball at GMS, 7th grade at 4:30 and 8th grade at 5:30.
    • Tuesday, AWAY GAME, Football at Brandon High School, 7th grade at 5:00 and 8th grade at 6th.
    • Thursday, AWAY GAME, Volleyball at Clinton Jr. High at 4:30 and 5:30.
    • Classroom activities (if allowed by your teacher)
    • Courtyard (before school and after lunch)
    • Cafeteria????  (Yep!  We could potentially create trend "modules" on popular lunch bags, foods, etc.)

     

    Assignment due on Thursday, August 24th:

    • 10 photos due this Friday, August 24th.
    • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • First week photos.
    • Tuesday, 5:00 at GHS:  Football, 7th Grade Red Vs. White.  I will be in the press box with cameras.
    • Tuesday, 6:00 at GHS:  Football, 8th Grade Vs. Warren Central.  I will be in the press box with cameras.
    • Thursday, 6:00 at GHS:  Meet the Mavs.  I will be in the press box with cameras.
    • This week you may include extra photos from friends.  However, you must give them credit for the photos.  Also remember that you will need them to send you the original -- Do not take screenshots from social media.
    • Classroom activities (if allowed by your teacher)
    • Courtyard (before school and after lunch)
    • Cafeteria????  (Yep!  We could potentially create trend "modules" on popular lunch bags, foods, etc.)

     

    Assignment due on Thursday, August 16th:

    • 10 photos due this Thursday, August 16th.  You may and are encouraged to include photos from this week.
    • Meeting the weekly photo requirement is critical.  Please review the guidelines and reminders.

    Weekly Photo Opportunities:

    • First day photos.
    • This week you may include extra photos from friends.  However, you must give them credit for the photos.  Also remember that you will need them to send you the original -- Do not take screenshots from social media.
    • Classroom activities (if allowed by your teacher)
    • Courtyard (before school and after lunch)
    • Cafeteria????  (Yep!  We could potentially create trend "modules" on popular lunch bags, foods, etc.)

     

     

  • Speaking the code...

    When you look at your grades in Active Student (or Active Parent), you may notice different codes rather than a numeric grade. Below are explanations for the codes I use for your grades.  The may or may not be used by your other teachers.

    NM - This assignment either hasn't been graded or wasn't submitted. This does not average in as a 0.
     
    NG - This assignment has been graded. Unfortunately, you didn't submit this assignment. This does factor in as a 0. You can submit the work for grading. However, I will take points for it being late.
     
     1  - If there are problems with an assignment that you submit before a deadline, I enter a 1 in the gradebook and add a comment in Canvas.  Typically, these issues include students accidentally submitting the template (without answers) or a different assignment. Remember, as we discuss in class, this is your chance to resubmit the work.  If you don't resubmit the work, the 1 becomes a 0. 
     
     0  - You did not submit this assignment. It is now too late to submit the work.
     
     X or XPE  - You are exempt from this assignment.