ACTS Yearbook

ACTS Co-op Yearbook Information - Charlottesville, VA
ACTS Yearbook
Yearbook Timeline
School Pictures
ACTS leadership coordinates a time between First Baptist Church and the photographer.  Historically, two days are usually scheduled in October.  PLEASE READ THE WEEKLY UPDATES!  This is where we tell you about the dates.
Ordering yearbooks will begin mid-Febuary through the beginning of March.  Specific dates will be shared in the weekly updates.  Payments are made online at the time of ordering this year.  No cash or checks will be accepted.  If you want more than one yearbook for your family, like one per student, please do so when you place your order.  You can order under each name or place the total count under one student's name.
Pick Up
You will receive notification that the yearbooks are in through the Weekly Update.  I will have a table where you or your students initial when the yearbooks are picked up.  The goal will be to have them a minimum of two weeks before ACTS ends so that students have time to get signatures from friends and teachers.​​​​​​​
Volunteer Opportunities
I am looking for anyone interested in helping.  There is no commitment until I ask you for a specific task.  You let me know what you are interested in doing.  If you ever find that you are not able to perform a task, it is imperative that you contact me right away so that there can be adequate coverage.  I don't care if something happens, but communication is key!
I am open to hearing your ideas!  You can write about your experience of different events in an article or even a poem.  We have events to cover like the family picnic, Spirit Month, Christmas events, etc.
I could use your help covering the first day of ACTS, class group pictures, candid classroom pictures, spirit month, Christmas show, and other ACTS events.  I will hand out assignments as much as you are willing and your schedule allows.
Layout and Design
The yearbook doesn’t happen on its own!  The software provided by the photographer is pretty simple drag and drop.  You can just help or I can teach you a little about layout, design, and making your work cohesive if you are interested.  I can assign pages for you to work with or you can make requests.
Yearbook Coordinator
If you are interested in coordinating this year, I will be happy to take over your service hours and I can help you as I am able throughout the way.  If you are interested in taking over next year, you are welcome to shadow me so you have your barring for next year.  I do have a procedure manual I created last year to help you know when to do what throughout the year.  At this point, I plan on teaching a high school elective next year and I don’t know if I will be able to serve the ACTS community well in both ways.
High School Seniors
If you have not heard from me, please reach out… especially if your student is graduating early.  I want to make sure I do not miss any students attending ACTS that are graduating this year.


Casual Senior Portraits
Before frost kills all the beautiful flowers and foliage is best time to get your senior pictures done.  You do not need to use a professional photographer, but please take into consideration that summer and September are the ideal times to schedule with a portrait photographer since they usually get pretty busy in October, November, and even into December with families.  Casual photos will be due no later than the last class of ACTS before Christmas break.  I need to begin basic layouts for the yearbook over Christmas break.

I will schedule a day in October to schedule mini-session for those that are budget conscious or just want a nice picture for the yearbook without taking much time.  You will have time slots to sign up for and you will receive at least 25 professional images in your preview gallery to choose from for the 5 minute mini session.  One image comes with the cost of the session with the option to pick more or upgrade to the full gallery.  I will send details in the Weekly Update.
Formal Senior Portraits
It is really important to participate in the formal portraits done on Picture Day, historically held two days in October.  Please stay tuned to the Weekly Update to learn when leadership schedules the dates with the photographer and FBC.  Girls will have velvet-like drapes and guys will borrow a tux.  I use these images for the Class of 2025 photos which is separate from the casual photo and the senior write up.  
Senior Write Up
For me, this is a chance for your teen to express themselves, so there is some freedom with what is submitted.  You can write from the senior's perspective or submit a letter to them.  The goal is around 140 words, less is fine!  Christmas break is a great time to reminisce and think about what God could have in store next on their journey with Him.  The write-up is due no later than January 15th with an optional (but strongly encouraged) baby/toddler/preschool picture.  I am okay if you have other ideas, just let me know ahead of time.  I would like to keep the yearbook cohesive.  If you need inspiration from last year's yearbook and don't have access to it, let me know and I will send you samples.  But I encourage you to make it your own!

You can include ideas like:
About the early years
Homeschool years
Current interests
Extra-curricular activities, volunteering, jobs, etc.
Favorite subjects
Plans for next year, whether they are going to college or joining the workforce
Favorite verse and/or quote​​​​​​​
Contact me!
You are welcome to contact me anytime with some of your ideas, any questions you may have, or if you are willing to help me... I want to hear from you!  I appreciate the help with deep and sincere gratitude.
Thank you!
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