Yearbooks - The last day to pre-order a yearbook (in the bookstore for $80) is Friday, April 14th. After April 14th, they can be purchased "while supplies last" after pre-ordered yearbooks have been distributed in May.
Portraits - Seniors need to have their senior portraits taken by September 30th
in order to be included in the yearbook. Yearbook has a series of publication deadlines, and senior portraits taken after Septh 30th will not be able to be included.
Please contact the Lou Coopey studio at 480-830-5667 to schedule an appointment. Boys must wear a jacket and tie, girls must wear a top with sleeves. Seniors may also bring uniforms, etc which reflect their involvement in activities. There is no sitting fee.
Absentee Pictures & Retakes - October 6th during lunch hours, in the mini-gym. 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 Panorama - October 20th in the main gym. Order forms will be delivered through English classes, and are available at the attendance window.
Club Photos - November 8th in the mini gym. A schedule with each club's photo time slot will be distributed to teachers.
Senior Ads - Senior Ads are no longer available. The deadline was in November, and held open a little while longer.
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English III - Students will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts focusing on what has shaped American society. Writing will focus on analysis, argument, synthesis, and narrative. Of all the English curricula, this is my favorite because we read a lot of really good stuff. I'm not supposed to have favorites, but this also my favorite age group. Students start to "get" it, begin to look toward their life after high school, and start to transition into young adults.
Yearbook - The only class in which the sole purpose is to produce a product for sale. Students gain hands-on business experience in 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.
A Bit About Ms. B - I've been teaching English for 9 years, and have taught all grade levels from junior high to junior college. Prior to that, for 10 years I had a business which included digital memory books. I have a BA in English, and both an MPA (I had a 10-year career in public administration, which included working for the AZ Legislature), and an M.Ed. I've raised two teenage boys, and love teenagers -- it's why I do what I do! I have high expectations for kids, but I'm in it because of the kids.