Liz Bellgardt

Liz BellgardtYearbook Banner

Yearbook & Digital Photography I Room 302
liz.bellgardt@gilbertschools.net

2018-19 Picture Days & Yearbook 

Yearbooks
 are available to pre-order at our cost of $65 through Oct 5th, through the order center, https://www.yearbookordercenter.com, Infinite Campus, or the CVHS bookstore.  Please note that beginning this year, there is a fee of approximately $2 for all transactions made through Infinite Campusthere is no fee for orders placed  through the yearbook order center.

Yearbooks will not be available to purchase through Infinite Campus after Oct 5th, but can still be purchased through https://www.yearbookordercenter.com using either order #16196 or searching by school,  as well as by check in the CVHS bookstore through March 1st. 

ll yearbooks ordered by March 1st will include a free app, which will enable students to access the yearbook digitally on their phone.  The app will NOT be available for WSL yearbook purchases made in May.

Fall break through winter break, Oct 6 through Jan. 6 (when the yearbook order is placed) the cost is $70Yearbooks ordered Jan. 7 – Mar. 1 are $75.  Yearbooks remaining from our order will be available WSL for $80 in May after pre-ordered yearbooks are distributed.  We sold out in May of both 2017 and 2018, so pre-ordering is encouraged.

**Note: Yearbook does not encourage paying for pre-orders with cash as each May brings with it tearful students who said they paid for one with cash, but we have no record and they can't find their receipt.  A check, or credit card order through https://www.yearbookordercenter.com, can easily provide proof of purchase.

Picture Day - Photos taken by the Lou Coopey studio for the yearbook (jrs, sophs & frosh), student IDs, and for purchase will be on 8/16 & 8/17, and scheduled through students' English classes. English teachers will notify students which day their class is scheduled, and distribute packets for ordering prints prior to picture day.

Seniors
are required to have photos taken for their ID card on picture day.  These photos will not appear in the yearbook - only senior portraits taken at the Lou Coopey Studio will be in the yearbook.  Note: it is the ID photo which is sent with transcripts, so "creative" photos with e.g. 12 pigtails or goofy glasses may not be the ideal image for college admission & scholarship applications.

Absentee Pictures & Retakes 
- Sept 25th during lunch hours
, in the auditorium foyer. There is a $5 re-take fee; there is no sitting fee for students who were absent on picture day.  If a student ordered a picture package, simply bring the package back and it will be replaced with the retake photo.

Senior Portraits- Seniors need to have their senior portraits taken by July 31st in order to be included in the yearbook. Yearbook has a series of publication deadlines, and senior portraits pages are due in the first deadline. There is some availability for make-up portraits in August - portraits taken after August 25th will not be included in the yearbook. Seniors need to contact the Lou Coopey studio to schedule an appt: 480-830-5667; 202 North Lindsay Rd #101 Mesa, Az 85213.  There is no sitting fee.

Clothing for the yearbook senior portrait is formal. Boys must wear a jacket and tie, but if you don’t have one, there are some available for use during the photo session. Girls must wear a dress or shirt with sleeves. You are also encouraged to bring clothes, uniforms, and props for photo shoots to reflect activities, sports, and honor societies they are involved in. Seniors under 18 must have a parent present to sign a photo release.

Senior Ads - The deadline for ads in the yearbook which honor seniors are created/purchased online at  https://www.yearbookordercenter.com, using either order #16196 or searching by school.  The site contains instructions and pre-made layouts.  The cost is: 1/8 page - $71.50; 1/4 page $137.50; 1/2 page $220.  A reminder that photos and text must be school appropriate and present our students in a positive light. For assistance in creating ads, there is  a technical support number through Herff Jones:  1-877-362-7750

All senior ads to be printed in the yearbook must be submitted online by Thursday, November 30. Ads will not be accepted after that date as they are submitted to the yearbook publisher as part of our second deadline.  Please don’t put this off – it is heartbreaking to receive requests for senior ads after the pages have already been printed. Create your ad now, and check it off your list.

Senior Panorama - October 18th at 7:40 am in the main gym.  Order forms will be delivered through English classes, and will be available at the attendance window. Students attending EVIT for morning classes may request an excused absence by completing an absence form available from EVIT without penalty for school activities.

Club Photos - November 6th in the mini gym.  A schedule with each club's photo time slot will be distributed to club sponsors.
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Classes:

Digital Communications (Yearbook) 
-  Digital Communications II (years 2, 3 & 4) is a weighted grade beginning with the 2018-19 school year.  The standard grade is 4.0 for an A, a 3.0 for a B, etc; a weighted grade means that students will earn a 5.0 for an A, a 4.0 for a B, etc.  This means a boost to their overall GPA. T
his course works toward the completion and selling of a major product: the CVHS yearbook. Students gain hands-on business experience in digital media, graphic art, photography, applied research, interviewing, copy writing, and marketing. Students also have the opportunity to work in leadership positions, which looks terrific on a resume.  I get to develop a different kind of relationship with students, and we become a very close group in the process of putting the book together.

Digital Photo I - 

A Bit About Ms. B
- I taught English for 10 years, and this is my 4th year teaching Digital Communications (Yearbook). Prior to teaching, for 10 years I had a business which included teaching digital memory book classes. I am CTE certified,  have a BA in English, an M.Ed and an MPA (I had a 10-year career in public administration, which included working for the AZ Legislature).

I have raised two teenage boys, and love teenagers -- it's why I do what I do.  I have high expectations for teenagers who magically become adults when they turn 18, and I want them to be successful not just in my classes, but in life.

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