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What do I need to know about the 2020-2021 Yearbook?
For the 2020-2021 school year, Bob Jones WILL have a yearbook. As always, we will be highlighting the school year. Unlike usual, the stories of this year might look a little different. We will focusing on our “new normal” and highlight the stories of individual students and teachers.
What if I took some photos of a Bob Jones event or student?
We will be asking for parents, students and coaches to help us with coverage this year by sending in photos. We have a special email set up for those who want to send in pictures of Bob Jones students and activities. That email is BobJonesYearbook2021@gmail.com When you send in photos, please name the photo with the event it is covering (i.e. footballpractice.jpeg.) You must ALSO send in the first and last names of everyone in the photo and who took the photo. We cannot use a photo without both of these items. Any other information — game scores, special circumstances, etc. are greatly appreciated. Please send the photos on the highest resolution possible — at least 300 dpi.
What about my school picture? When will that occur?
Seniors: Do not forget to call and schedule your Senior Yearbook pictures with Greg Machen Photography. Deadline to be photographed is Friday, October 2. Please call 256-461-0827 to schedule your appointment. If you have had these portraits taken and viewed them, do not forget to contact their studio with your yearbook selection. NO SENIOR PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER OCTOBER 31.
9th, 10th, 11th graders:
Due to the change to all virtual instruction next week, we will not be holding school photos on September 29 and October. We will update you with the new dates as soon as possible. Thanks for your understanding. How do I order a yearbook?
We have a new yearbook publisher this year -- Josten's. We will also be exclusively using Jostens website for ALL SALES. The Bob Jones school site will NOT be used to order a yearbook. The Jostens site provides an excellent level of secure online ordering, as well as the availability to personalize your student’s yearbook with a name and/or extra curricular icons. In addition, you will receive an email verifying your yearbook sale, in order to reduce the number of “double” yearbook sales. Below is the pricing for the yearbooks — please notice that yearbook prices are lowest at the beginning of the year. Also, Josten’s has a payment plan available on their website for those who need extra time to pay for the yearbook.
Just go to https://www.jostens.com/ to order your yearbook.
Below are the 3 offer dates and prices that I am recommending:
- Back to School: Now – Sept. 30 Price: $60
- Offer 2: Oct. 1 – Dec. 31 Price $65
- Offer 3: Jan. 1 – Jan. 29 Price: $75
- On Distribution Day and after Price: $80
What if I want to buy a senior salute/advertisement in the yearbook?
Senior salutes/advertisements are now available for sale until October 8. Pricing is listed below. We have a LIMITED number of ads available, once we run out of ad space, you will not be able to purchase. For example, we had 34 pages of senior ads last year, and we sold out of that space BEFORE the deadline to submit. Please make sure you are buying an ad as soon as possible. Payments for senior ads can be made by bringing the money to the school — Attention Ginger Ashford — or by paying online through Jostens.
Below is a link to purchase/create your ad on Jostens, and step by step instructions to help along the way.
- Click the link above.
- Scroll down and click Yearbook Recognition Ads
- Sign in or make an account.
- Type the name of your student.
- Then you have the option of picking from our different size ads. Click on the size you want and choose from the templates we have set up.
- Then you can upload images, drag the images in the blue boxes and type your message. (in the top right you can adjust the zoom of the page with the “+” and “-“ icons)
- Once you have finished designing your ad, click the “Preview and Buy” in the top right corner.
Parents can send in photos and messages for their seniors and our staff will create the ad for you —you will be allowed to proof the ad before publishing. Or you can design your own ad on Jostens.com website. If you use the Jostens online ad creation, you MUST have your ad created and finalized by October 30.
Here is the link for the senior salute contract if you would prefer for us to design your ad: