New Advisers, Staff Ready to Make 2018-19 Yearbook a Special One


Lauren Van Gheem, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Many opportunities exist for students to participate in clubs at Notre Dame Academy.  The Yearbook Club is one organization for students to be involved and show their school spirit.

Yearbook Club assembles the yearbook for the school, captures memories to include and records school history to share.

One of the Yearbook advisers, Ms. Kayla Robbins, said, “It’s a student-based book that shows the school’s values, student success and overall communal accomplishments.”

The other Yearbook adviser is art teacher, Ms. Melanie Bradshaw. She said, “Yearbook Club is a fun way to get to know students outside of class. As an artist, I also like the design element that goes into the creation of the pages.”

Yearbook meets on Tuesdays after school in the art room.  With a variety of work to do and multiple decisions to make, new members are always welcome.

Robbins and Bradshaw have both had past experience with working on a yearbook. Bradshaw was a member of the yearbook staff through high school and was co-editor her senior year. Robbins was the copy editor of her high school yearbook.

These two talented ladies are both very dedicated and bring talent and experience to the yearbook staff.

“I have the artistic and design background, and she has experience in caption writing and journalism, so between the two of us we should be able to effectively guide students as needed,” said Bradshaw.

Bradshaw and Robbins both worry about all the time that the yearbook requires. They are also worried about meeting all the deadlines determined by the yearbook publishing company.

Robbins said, “People enjoy interviewing their peers, attending school events, and finding ways to represent our school as a whole.”

Bradshaw worries about making sure nothing gets excluded since this is her first year with the Notre Dame Academy family.

“I bring creativity, encouragement and composition skills to the yearbook,” Robbins explained.

“I am a very organized person that likes to get things done in a timely manner, which I think is huge in making sure deadlines are met and the staff is on task. I also think my background in art will be helpful in the design of the book and our ability to help students capture quality photos to be used throughout,” said Bradshaw.

Both teachers take pride in showcasing the many Notre Dame Academy traditions and experiences in a successful yearbook.