The 2020 yearbooks were distributed on June 23-24. If you prepaid for a book and haven't picked it up yet, we will have other opportunities to pick them up in late July/early August. We will send out an email and announce on social media the day and times for doing so.
If you want to purchase a 2020 yearbook, we will sell extra books once we have distributed all the books that were pre-purchased. We will sell the extra books in early August and will also announce the date/time for those sales through email and social media, as well as the PTA newsletter.
2021 YEARBOOKS ON SALE
Order forms/letters will be mailed in September that will provide ordering instructions and a customer number, but you don't have to wait for this letter to order. You can order a 2021 yearbook simply by going to www.balfour.com and searching for the Memorial HS ordering screen. Yearbooks are $60. They always sell out, so be sure to order early. Yearbooks are not sold at school ...only through Balfour.
2021 SENIOR ADS
You should have received information about placing a senior ad in the 2021 yearbook in an email from the school that was sent in late June. An ad contract and other ad information were included in the email and are also linked at the bottom of this page and/or available from a yearbook staff member. Ads for the 2021 book are due on September 10 by 3:30. Please do not ask for an extension on this date...we have very little time to get the ads completed and sent to the publisher, so it is important we have all the ads turned in by Sept.10. Payment alone does not hold ad space. We must have everything turned in on Sept. 10. You can for your ad on campus or you online at www.balfour.com when you order your yearbook. If you choose to pay for your senior ad online, please make a note of your online order confirmation number on your senior ad contract, which will still need to be turned in by Sept. 10. We will also need a flashdrive with the pictures for your ad, as well as the text you want in your ad turned in by Sept 10.
If you are sending a pre-designed ad or a senior photo from a professional designer/photographer, PLEASE NOTE THIS on your ad contract. Photos or ads from professional photographers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will send PDFs of the ads to parents by email for proofing. Please make sure to include a good email (that is legible) on your contract so we can email you the proof. If you have not received a proof by late October, please contact email@example.com. Obviously, we do our best to ensure that no mistakes are made, but it is very important that parents check their ads to ensure accuracy before the ads are sent to the publisher.
2021 SENIOR PORTRAITS
In order for 2021 seniors to appear in the senior section of the yearbook, they need to have their portrait taken at ChildChamp Photo over the summer or in early September. Please go to www.childchamp.com to make your appointment or call them at 832.284.8787. Please make EVERY EFFORT to have your portrait taken at ChildChamp over the summer. If you don't have your portrait taken by mid-September, you will not appear in the senior section of the 2021 yearbook.
APPLYING TO BE ON YEARBOOK STAFF
Students interested in being reporters/designers/editors on the yearbook staff should take Journalism 1 as the prerequisite course and then submit an application in the Spring. Students interested in being a photographer only (no reporting/editing/designing) should take Photojournalism or Photography as the prerequisite course and then apply in the spring. Please email Ms. Hartman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.