Monday, May 16, 2022

Yearbook Delivery

Yearbook Distribution


Coming back from a year of working remotely (with the exception of yearbook, students had to be here to be on the yearbook staff last year), many students struggled with adjusting to working at school and getting things done in a timely manner.  Sadly, we never met the deadlines given to us by our publisher to have the book created and delivered by the May 20 deadline.  Because the deadlines weren't met, the yearbooks won't be delivered until the end of July.  We will have yearbook distribution the 1st week of August.  We will post the actual days in which the yearbook can be picked up, and what to do, for seniors, if you have left for college before distribution.  It will be as simple as arranging ahead of time, who will pick up your yearbook for you.

On behalf of the yearbook staff, I apologize for not getting the yearbook completed in time for a spring distribution.  

The good news:  We have included PROM in the yearbook for the first time ever!  Our book still remains the largest book in DISD at a really reasonable cost.

Please check back here for exact dates and times for distribution.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Underclassmen Portraits 2022

 The portraits for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are now up on our website.  On behalf of our yearbook staff, we apologize for the LONG delay.  Please understand that we are the only school in DISD to have the students create the portraits from the start.  The process included taking portraits, renaming, editing, retouching and placing the student on a common background for consistency.  The time it took to finally get them as best as possible took 3 times as long compared to years past.  Coming back from COVID really hindered the work ethic and diligence of our staff.  Again, we apologize.

To access the photo, please remember to use the password according to class of each student.  The password will remain the same throughout their high school years.  

i.e.   Senior class password:  classof2022  (see the panel to the left for more examples).

Each students photo is identified by the following code:

Lastname_Firstname-gradeletter.jpg

Example:  Doe_Jane-11a.jpg 

IF the student took two good but different photos, the only thing that would change is the letter.

Example:  Doe_Jane-11a.jpg (photo number one of Jane Doe)

                 Doe_Jane-11b.jpg (photo number two of Jane Doe)

If your photo isn't present, there are two possibilities:

1.  They didn't have their photo taken.

2.  There photo was out of focus.  If it was out of focus, the photo was coded with an "x", for example, Doe_John-11ax.jpg  We never put it up on the site because we don't put up blurry photos.  The good news is, because of the size of the photo in the yearbook, even if it was slightly out of focus, it was still usable and looked good in the book.  If the photo accidentally was place in smugmug, please look at the name on the photo to make sure it doesn't have an "x" after the grade and letter.  IF it does, don't purchase it!  Come and see me and I'll retake it!

Please email me at woodrowportraits@gmail.com if you have any inquiries or you see any other errors!

All photos can be purchased as individual photos or as a package.  

We offer 2 Wildcat Packages for $25  for either package:

Wildcat Package - you receive 10 of your favorite photos in 3 different sizes:

4 - 4x6

4 - 5x7

2 - 8x10

Wildcat Package 2 - you receive a variety of copies of the portrait of your choice to keep and to give to friends and family (22 photos in total)

4 - 5x7

2 - 8x10

2 sets of 8 Wallet size prints 


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Senior Portraits and Senior Gown Photos are UP!

 Attention Class of 2022!


Your Senior Formal Portraits and Gown Photos are up on our website: 


https://woodrowwildcats.smugmug.com/Portraits-2022


Click on the gallery marked for Seniors and type in the password: classof2022


Please find your photo and check to make sure your name is correct.  If you would like any changes to the photo (touch ups, or a retake), we will be available.  If your photo has an “x” after the letter “f” for formal or g for gown (e.g.  Formal photo: 12fx  or gown photo: 12gx), it means that we recommend a retake due to an irregularity in the photo.  If your photo is missing, we need to do a retake because of an irregularity.


Thursday, March 24th during 3rd period (11:50 - 1:15) & 5th period through 5:30 pm in Room 3009.  


Sign up is on a first come first serve basis.  Click on the following link to sign up:


Retake and First Take Sign Ups


These will be the only times for first takes, or retakes.  


If you see that your picture is not there or have any questions, please email our photography team at woodrowportraits@gmail.com or come by Room 3009 to talk to Mr. Kelemen.  If you have several pictures up there (For example: Smith_Susie-12f-2 or Smith_Susie-12f-3) you can choose the one that will be in the yearbook. (Smith_Susie-12f-2).  Please send an email with your choice of photo.  If you don’t choose by March 27th,  we’ll choose for you!


All portraits can be purchased online if you like, either individual photos or a package.  Here is an example of a great deal on a package:




Monday, February 7, 2022

Senior Quote Deadline Extended - Don't forget to purchase your yearbook!

 The deadline for senior activities and quotes has been extended until Friday, February 11, 2022!  

Click on this link to fill in the form by this Friday!

Seniors!  Also don't forget to purchase your yearbook.  Buy yours before they sell out!  After the last book has been purchased, no books can be reprinted!  The online store to purchase is on the left side column!  Read the post below for more information!


Senior Panoramic Photo is almost complete!  

We are trying to build a poster for the senior panoramic photo that can be bigger and less expensive to purchase.  Presently, it's in a 30" x 10" panoramic form for $30 plus shipping and taxes.  We are hoping to produce a 24" x 36" poster that will not cost too much.  Check back here for updates.  The 30 x 10 version can be purchased on our smugmug site.  Click on the link and go to browse, then to EVENTS to see it!





Friday, January 28, 2022

Yearbook Sales

Yearbook Sales

This is the time of year that we have to, as a yearbook staff, give our final numbers to the publishing company for book production.  This sets the number of books that will be ordered and published.  We usually order 600 yearbooks, based on the fact that by this time of year we have sold over 300 and by the end of the year, we sell out.  More books cannot be ordered. 

This year, at this point, we have sold just over 100 yearbooks, including those who purchased a senior ad with the yearbook included.  If we don't sell around 350 books by January 31, we will have to drop our order to 400 books.  

The yearbook costs $62.50 to produce, if we order 600 books.  

If we order only 400, the yearbook cost jumps to $87.  

At 500 books, the price is $72.50.   

I am hoping that people just haven't thought about it and we can have a big rush to order in the next few days and keep our order at 600 books.

If you are wanting to order a yearbook, please purchase one today at our online store.  Just click on the link below and purchase your yearbook!

YEARBOOK ONLINE STORE


Our theme this year is BETTER TOGETHER!

We will be shooting the cover photo today at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game!  Come and be part of the 2022 cover!  Here is a mock up of the cover concept!




 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Final Extension of SENIOR AD SALES is Saturday, January 22, 2022

Final Extension of SENIOR AD SALES ends Saturday, January 22, 2022

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

1.  Browse through the store to see your options. Choose AD size and purchase AD.

2. Once purchase, fill out form:  SENIOR AD FORMS

3.  If our staff is to design your AD, all photos and text for the ADS must be submitted by January 29, 2022.

4.  If you are creating your own ad, it must be completed and SUBMITTED by February 15th, 2022.

5.  Any questions, contact Mr. Kelemen at kelemen.woodrow@gmail.com or text at 214-587-7424.


See previous post for AD designs possibilities, and photo requirements!

Friday, January 14, 2022

Senior Ads 2022

 SENIOR ADS are on sale!  

Make sure you choose the correct option, based on size of ad, and whether you have already purchased a book this year.  Browse through the store to see your options.  

Once SENIOR ADS are purchased, come back here to fill in this form that must go along with your senior ad!  SENIOR AD FORMS

All photos and text for the ADS must be submitted by January 29, 2022, for those people who wish the yearbook staff to design or create the AD.  Parents designing their own AD, must have the completed AD submitted by February 15, 2022.

Purchase all books online at Woodrow Yearbook Store

If you have questions, contact Mr. Kelemen at kelemen.woodrow@gmail.com

Send all high resolution photos and text to woodrowportraits@gmail.com

Here are the details on the choices for templates if we are designing your ad with the dimensions for each ad.  All ads must be submitted as a JPEG file (.jpg) with a resolution of 300 dpi.  Full page measurements are  9"W x 12"H.  Half page measurement: 9"W x 6"H.  Quarter page measurement: 4.5"W x 6"H.  Eighth page measurement: 2.25"W x 3"H.  See below!