Gulf Shores Middle School
Yearbook Application 2017-2018
Question: What do you do in Yearbook?
Answer: Commitment to Excellence
The Wave, GSMS’s award-winning, full-color yearbook, has established tradition of
excellence in scholastic publications. Each year, the staff’s goal is to define and record
the school year in a poignant and provoking photographic historical record that creates
lasting memories of student life, sports, academics, clubs, our school community, and
most importantly, the people who breathe life into our school.
Members of the yearbook staff are entrusted to plan the yearbook from cover to
cover. Under student leadership, we decide all content, interview, photograph,
write, design and represent Gulf Shores Middle School, a role that we take very
seriously. We schedule and conduct picture days, club picture days, and
distribute pictures. We also sell and design advertising. We conduct surveys, and
assemble all photos. In short, we do it all. It’s a lot of work, a lot of fun, and it is
an incredible real-world publishing experience. It’s a fast paced, deadlineoriented
team of hard workers. Truth and trust are key elements of our mission
for the yearbook.
We are currently accepting applications for new staff members for the 2017-2018
school year. By applying for a position on the GSMS yearbook staff, you are
accepting a trusted role in recording our school’s history, becoming a member
of a team and a co-curricular activity that will require an all year elective class
and after school hours for each deadline. Our yearbook is produced 100 percent
digitally, so it is important that you have a good understanding of technology
**To join the Yearbook staff, you must complete an application and submit two
Deadline to apply for consideration is Monday, May 1st.
Applications and letters are recommendations must
be at the GSMS office by 3pm on May 1st.
Applications can be emailed to Ms. Reeves at email@example.com.
*If you are interested in both yearbook and newspaper, you may apply for both. You will
only be selected for one.*