• Yearbook 2019-2020

    Welcome back!  I hope you and your family are staying safe.  Please remember to keep your distance from others and keep your hands clean.  This first week, you may complete your work on paper.  Once complete, you may hold on to your paper for next week.  If you have internet access and would like to submit it this week, you can e-mail it to me.  It is not required to submit it this week though.
     

    March 23rd - March 27th

    • New:  Log in to Yearbook Avenue and view the Image Library.  We need to begin considering our choices for Instagram.  You won't move any pictures this time.  Instead, you will tag them with a special tag that I made for each of you.

      Open the folders for each school event and tag a minimum of two photos with your new tag.  Normally, you would tag the faces with a students real name.  Instead of doing that, you will click on a random spot of the picture and add your new tag.  Your new tag for these favorite pictures is Insta and your 3 initials.  So, for example, let's pretend that we have a Yearbook Staffer named John Landers Smith.  When he finds one of his favorite images that he would like to be considered for Instagram, he would click on a random spot in the picture and tag it with InstaJLS.  Login to see what I'm talking about and let me know if you're confused.  I think it will make sense when you try.  
      E-mail me when you're finished.
    • A few of you submitted your list of students who would be willing to share their Spring Break experiences.  If you haven't done so, please e-mail those to me.  Detailed information is included in the announcement for last week (below).
    • A few of you submitted your paragraph about your Spring Break.  If you haven't done so, please e-mail that to me.  Detailed information is included in the announcements for last week (below).
       
         
       

    March 23rd - March 27th

     

     


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    Welcome to The Maverick staff for 2019-2020!  This page will contain information on upcoming assignments deadlines. 

    We have huge goals ahead of us this year.  We will work tirelessly all year to ensure that we create a yearbook that everyone will love.  We will challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zones to photograph all students at GMS.  While it can be a lot of time, it can also be extremely rewarding to share your work with the entire school.

    I am excited to see what you create this year and look forward to seeing you soon.  :)

     

    March 16th - March 29th:

    • We are currently on break due to the Coronavirus.  I will update this page if online activities are required. Please also make sure you have signed up for my Remind 101 account.  To register for my ICT I Remind 101, please text @gmsmavsyb to the number 81010.

     

    February 24th - Febuary 28th:

    • 20 pictures due Friday. 
    • IMPORTANT:  Are you photographing different people each week?  We want every group included in the book.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Thursday:  Germantown Junction
    • Thursday:  Nitroball
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    February 18th - Febuary 21st:

    • 10 pictures due Friday. 
    • IMPORTANT:  Are you photographing different people each week?  We want every group included in the book.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    February 10th - Febuary 14th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday. 
    • IMPORTANT:  Are you photographing different people each week?  We want every group included in the book.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    February 3rd - Febuary 7th:

    • 10 pictures due Thursday. 
    • IMPORTANT:  Are you photographing different people each week?  We want every group included in the book.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    January 27th - January 31st:

    • 10 pictures due Friday. 
    • IMPORTANT:  Are you photographing different people each week?  We want every group included in the book.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Tuesday:  Archery meet at 1:45.  See me if you would like to take pictures at this event.
    • Thursday:  Archery meet at 1:45.  See me if you would like to take pictures at this event.
    • Friday:  Beta Club Induction Ceremony, 5:30-6:30.  See me if you would like to take pictures at this event.  
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    January 13th - January 17th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday. 
    • IMPORTANT:  Are you photographing different people each week?  We want every group included in the book.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Monday:  Basketball vs. Clinton.  4:00/5:00/6:00
    • Monday:  7th grade honor roll field trip
    • Wednesday:  6th grade honor roll field trip.
    • Friday:  8th grade honor roll field trip.  
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    January 6th - January 10th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday. 
    • IMPORTANT:  Are you photographing different people each week?  We want every group included in the book.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • No home games.  The last home game for basketball is next week.
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    December 9th - December 13th:

    • 20 pictures due Friday.  If you took pictures at Holiday Havoc, those count for this week.  
    • Weekly challenge:  Are you photographing different people each week?

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Monday:  Basketball vs. Vicksburg.  4:00/5:00/6:00
    • Tuesday:  Band concert in gym.  6th grade at 6:00.  Red/Gold/Advanced at 7:00.
    • Thursday:  Basketball vs. Madison Middle.  4:00/5:00/6:00
    • Friday:  7th and 8th grade dance in gym.  These count for this week unless you upload before Monday. 
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    December 2nd - December 6th:

    • 30 pictures due Friday.  If you took pictures at Day of the Arts, those count for this week.  If you didn't the weekly requirement is only 6 pictures per day.  Make sure you're taking pictures every day.
    • Weekly challenge:  Are you photographing different people each week?

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Thursday:  Basketball vs. Byram.  4:00/5:00/6:00
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    November 25th - November 29th:

    • Thanksgiving break

    November 18th - November 22nd:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.
    • Weekly challenge:  Are you photographing different people each week?

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Thursday:  Basketball vs. Old Towne.  4:00/5:00/6:00
    • Day of the Arts (these photos will count towards the week after Thanksgiving - 30 photos)
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard
        

    November 11th - November 15th:

    • 10 pictures due Thursday.  The Veteran's Day program isn't required for everyone.
    • Challenge this week:  Do not photograph anyone you've already photographed.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard
        

    November 4th - November 8th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.
    • Challenge this week:  Do not photograph anyone you've already photographed.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Thursday:  Basketball
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    October 28th - November 1st:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.
    • Challenge this week:  Do not photograph anyone you've already photographed.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Thursday:  Pink Out Pep Rally (these photos will count towards next week - 30 photos)
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    October 7th - October 11th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.
    • Have you submitted your writing assignment?
      • Part 1 - Write five sentences about one of your favorite school memories.
      • Part 2 - Write two sentences that summarize one of your photos.  It should included the names of the people in the photograph.  I will also need a copy of that picture.
    • Discussion of content for volleyball and football spreads.
    • As you take photos this week, challenge yourself to photograph different people.
    • Food Truck Festival is this Friday.  Because it occurs after our last class meeting of the week, the pictures will count toward next weeks requirement.  Next week will be 30.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Tuesday:  Football at GHS
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard
    • Food Truck Festival (This counts towards next weeks 30 pictures)

    October 21st - October 25th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.
    • As you take photos this week, challenge yourself to photograph different people.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    October 7th - October 11th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.
    • Have you submitted your writing assignment?
      • Part 1 - Write five sentences about one of your favorite school memories.
      • Part 2 - Write two sentences that summarize one of your photos.  It should included the names of the people in the photograph.  I will also need a copy of that picture.
    • Discussion of content for volleyball and football spreads.
    • As you take photos this week, challenge yourself to photograph different people.
    • Food Truck Festival is this Friday.  Because it occurs after our last class meeting of the week, the pictures will count toward next weeks requirement.  Next week will be 30.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Tuesday:  Football at GHS
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard
    • Food Truck Festival (This counts towards next weeks 30 pictures)

    September 30th - October 4th:

    • 10 pictures due Thursday.
    • Due Monday, October 7th:  Writing assignment.
      • Part 1 - Write five sentences about one of your favorite school memories.
      • Part 2 - Write two sentences that summarize one of your photos.  It should included the names of the people in the photograph.  I will also need a copy of that picture.
    • Discussion of content for volleyball and football spreads.
    • As you take photos this week, challenge yourself to photograph different people.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Thursday:  Red vs. White Football Game at GHS (5:30)
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard
    • Always challenge yourself to capture students you haven't photographed before.

    September 23rd - September 27th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.
    • Discussion of color choices.
    • Discussion of surveys, modules, etc.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Thursday:  Red vs. White Football Game at GHS (5:30)
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard
    • Always challenge yourself to capture students you haven't photographed before.

    September 16th - September 20th:

    • 30 pictures due Thursday.  It's a big week.  There will be many great photo opportunities.
    • Cover design.
    • Discussion of color choices.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • All Week:  Dress up days
    • Monday:  Volleyball vs. Byram (4:30/5:30)
    • Tuesday:  Pep Rally
    • Tuesday:  Football vs. Madison Middle (5:00/6:00 at GHS)
    • Thursday:  Community Wide Pep Rally (only photos of GMS students)
    • Classrooms.  We really need some great pictures of activities.
    • Courtyard

    September 9th - September 13th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.
    • Cover design.
    • Begin discussion of color choices.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Tuesday:  Football vs. Pearl (5:00/6:00 at GHS)
    • Classrooms
    • Courtyard

    September 3rd - September 6th:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.  Photos submitted after Friday will be accepted as a late grade.
    • Begin cover brainstorming and design.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Did you take pictures during the Kona Ice PBIS event?  Those pictures count for this week.
    • Thursday, August 29th:  Volleyball vs. Warren Central (4:30/5:30 at home)
    • Classrooms
    • Courtyard

    August 26th - August 30th:

    • 20 pictures due Friday.  Photos submitted after Friday will be accepted as a late grade.
    • Finish sharing theme proposals.
    • Narrow themes and vote.
    • Begin cover brainstorming and design.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Tuesday, August 27th:  Pep Rally and dress up day (patriotic theme).
    • Tuesday, August 27th:  Football (5:00/6:00 at GHS)
    • Thursday, August 29th:  Volleyball vs. Clinton (4:30/5:30 at home)
    • Friday, August 30th:  Kona Ice PBIS Buy-In.  This will count towards next week because it takes place after our last class for this week.
    • Classrooms
    • Courtyard

    August 19th - August 23rd:

    • 10 pictures due Friday.  Photos submitted after Friday will be accepted as a late grade.
    • Continue developing theme proposals.
    • Review photos submitted last week.
    • Review sample yearbooks from other schools.
    • School portrait day on Wednesday.
    • Meet the Mavs is on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at GHS.  Let me know if you can attend.  The Yearbook Staff is one of the groups that will be introduced on the field.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Monday, August 19th:  Volleyball game at home vs. Madison Middle.  Games are at 4:30 and 5:30.  Let me know if you want a camera for this game.
    • Thursday, August 22nd:  Meet the Mavs.  If you would like to take pictures, you could do so after each group is presented.
    • Classrooms
    • Courtyard

    August 13th - August 16th:

    • 10 pictures due Thursday.  Photos submitted after Thursday will be accepted as a late grade.
    • Review sample yearbooks from other schools.
    • Discuss favorite books and features.
    • Begin theme development.

    Photo Opportunities this week

    • Thursday, August 15th:  Volleyball game at homevs. St. Joe.  Games are at 4:30 and 5:30.  Let me know if you want a camera for this game.
    • Classrooms
    • Courtyard
       

    August 7th - August 9th:

    • Welcome back to school!
    • School policies and procedures.
    • Classroom expectations.
    • Yearbook Staff expectations and contract
    • Paper tower project.
  • 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.  These 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.