We have been working on creating our yearbook for most of this semester and all students should be familiar with the use of yearbookavenue.com as a tool for page creation. For this Final Examination, students will be creating an exciting and creative yearbook page given only some photographs and a page theme.


Each student has an already created PRACTICE PAGE on yearbookavenue.com. To find your page:

  1. Log in to yearbookavenue.com
  2. Select CREATE> PAGE DESIGNER from the home page menu.
  3. Once the blank page loads, select the DESIGNS tab on the right side of the screen.
  4. From the PULL DOWN MENU at the top of the DESIGNS panel, select PRACTICE PAGES in the CUSTOM section.
  5. Once you have found your "FIRSTNAME_ FALL_FINAL" PAGE, click on the blue "I" icon and select EDIT (see picture right).
  6. You are now ready to begin creating your page.

DESIGNING THE PAGES:  You attend WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL, home of the DEMONS. The school colors are GREEN and WHITE.

You are a member of the yearbook staff and your yearbook editor has asked you to create the "HOMECOMING PARADE/ HOMECOMING DANCE" pages. She has provided you with FOURTEEN different homecoming photographs, which are already included on your PRACTICE PAGE.

Using ANY RESOURCES at your disposal (I HIGHLY recommend using LOOKBOOKS, which are piled in the middle of the room for your use!), create a vibrant and interesting yearbook double page layout. Keep in mind the following points as you create your page:

  1. You can ONLY use the fourteen photographs that are already on your page. If you wish, you can DELETE any of the photos and not use them. However, you cannot add any other pictures. PLEASE resize or reshape or otherwise manipulate your photographs to fit your needs.
  2. You are required to use the BOTH SIDES of the pages for your design (I recommend parade on the left and dance on the right, but you can do what you wish!).
  3. You MUST include catchy headlines and sub-headlines that inform the reader about the content on your page.
  4. You can use ANY colors, effects, shapes or fonts that you wish on your page to make it interesting and exciting. (Mr. B. has added some new fonts that you can use for this Final!) You DO NOT have to use the school colors on your page, but can if you wish.
  5. You MUST include apropriate STORIES on your page that discusses the events and the photographs on your page. This story must be AT LEAST 3-5 sentences long! Your story must be logical and sensible for the photographs displayed. You MUST use proper grammar, complete sentences and you must SPELL EVERYTHING CORRECTLY!
  6. You MUST include CAPTIONS for each of your photographs. Captions will include the names of the people in the photograph, but should also include a sentence or two explaining the photograph, where appropriate. You do not know any of these people, so just make up names and grades.
  7. FOR A HIGH GRADE, please include a separate "PULL OUT" story on each of your two pages regarding one of the photographs on your page that is separate from the main story.
  8. DO NOT follow our current yearbook templates or theme! I am looking for new and creative page designs. (Which is why I suggest looking through Lookbooks!).

FINAL COMPLETION: All students that are not exempt MUST complete this Final Examination or risk failing the course. Exempt students do not have to take the exam, but may wish to, if they feel that it may increase their grade. Should a student be exempt from the midterm and perform poorly, their grade will NOT be used in calculating their semester grade.


  • Pleasing and creative use of photographs= 50 points possible.
  • Informative and catchy Headlines and Subheads, Use of interesting fonts on page= 50 points possible.
  • Interesting and logical story text on pages, using proper grammar and spelling= 50 points possible.
  • Proper Captioning of all Photographs, including "names"= 50 points possible.
  • Proper "Pull Out" Story on both pages that gives in depth information regarding a particular photograph= 50 points possible.
  • Original and attractive page layout, includes all required elements, such as page number, page author, etc.= 50 points possible.