In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first week of October to be National Yearbook Week. That make this year, the 31st commemoration of the yearbook.


“School yearbooks not only chronicle educational achievement and school tradition but are a part of them. For nearly two centuries American students have produced yearbooks to commemorate the accomplishments of the school year and to compose a lasting record, written and pictorial, of campus, classmates, teachers, and school staff.

In later years, alumni treasure their yearbooks for the memories they hold of times gone by and friends of long ago. The students who compile yearbooks likewise treasure all that the experience can teach them about teamwork and about writing, the graphic arts, and business skills. The practical cooperation and specialization that students learn in yearbook production stand them in good stead when they enter college or pursue other opportunities.”

Celebrating National Yearbook Week

Set up a display, showing off yearbooks from years past. Open a few of the older ones to show your students what life was like at school in that year.
Place lunch table tents on cafeteria tables to promote the yearbook.
Have a caption contest. Challenge students to write captions for different photos to be used in the yearbook.
Give out fake parking tickets in the pick-up line (that are actually order forms) with candy.
We’re here to help make a meaningful yearbook that will end up in the hands of every student, all while providing you a fun and hassle-free yearbook experience. We promise to make your experience with School Annual easy, fun and affordable.