The Storm Yearbook

  • You wouldn’t know by the looks of our young and energetic staff, but the Storm Yearbook is one of the oldest student-run publications on campus, dating back to DVHS' first year in 1996!  And we’re committed to preserving DVHS' rich history and tradition for many years to come. 

    The yearbook consists of a very enthusiastic and diverse group of students. We work hard every day of the year from the C-223 Computer Lab to bring you one of the best student publications in the country – Storm Yearbook!
     
    Our mission is to create publications for students, about students, with help from students. We want to involve you in the decision-making and include you in the experience. After all, it’s your book, your newspaper and your website. We just make it.

    Our process is to brainstorm, conduct research, read, look, listen, ask, explore and do everything possible to bring our school the best possible yearbook. We ask what you want and we try to deliver. We like chronological coverage, interactivity, alternative story forms and getting students into the book as many times as possible. We like to be journalistic and to develop our concepts in innovative ways. We know our readers don’t really care about those last two parts, but we do.

    Students interested in yearbooks start with Digital Communications 1-2. It’s an elective class for technology credit in the CTE Communication Media Technology department. You can take this at any grade level, and you’ll learn a little bit about interviewing, reporting, design, photography, concept, coverage and how a yearbook works. You’ll get to contribute to the book and decide whether to apply for a position on staff the following year.

    What do we do, exactly? Well, it’s a lot of work. We won’t lie. But it’s also a lot of fun and something to remember forever. Here’s some of what we do:

    • Report on things happening at DV and in students’ lives outside of school
    • Conduct interviews, polls, surveys, and market research
    • Shooting digital photos and videos too
    • Use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and InDesign
    • Create and implement marketing and sales plans
    • Handle advertisements and design business ads
    • Write stories, headlines, captions, and alternative copy forms
    • Edit pages for consistency and style
    • Produce Storm yearbook, View Newspaper, social media, and www.dvthundermedia.com

    We also:

    • Attend local, state, and national journalism conferences and yearbook workshops
    • Eat, play, laugh, and much more!