High School Yearbook Themes

You gather some of the most memorable experiences in high school and cherish them throughout your life. High school yearbook themes clothe those memories in a distinctive personality while the yearbook itself reminds you of your alma mater throughout your life!
A high school yearbook is a book recording and commemorating the time you spent at your high school, highlighting your most unforgettable experiences and achievements! It is your alma mater's parting gift to you, enclosing fond memories and moments reminiscent of all the things you did while in high school which would later become anecdotes to be shared over reunions or with family, friends and acquaintances over time. Considering the yearbook's significance to alumni, themes play an equally important role while designing and planning a yearbook. Yearbook themes are like the clothes of your high school memories - they reflect the persona and attitude of your school and your entire batch. Let us check out some cool themes for your high school yearbook.

High School Yearbook Theme Ideas

It's your high school yearbook! If you're a part of the yearbook designing committee, you wouldn't want to give a Plain-Jane title, say Yearbook 2010 or Batch 2011, to the yearbook. Here are some cool yearbook ideas for creative titles:
  1. Class Act
  2. New Beginnings
  3. Footprints (on the sands of time, maybe?)
  4. Freezing Time
  5. Once Upon a Time in High School
  6. One Step at a Time
  7. "School name" Chronicles (e.g. Eton Chronicles)
  8. Cheers and Tears
  9. Looking Back...
  10. Crossing the Threshold
  11. World, Here We Come!
  12. From "school name" With Love (e.g. From Xavier High With Love)
  13. A Step at a Time
  14. Survivors
  15. Friends
  16. Crossing Over
  17. Memory Lane
  18. Beyond Words
  19. Picking Up Pace
  20. The Next Level
  21. Before You Judge
  22. Growing Wings
  23. System Overload
  24. Letting Go
  25. Our Little Secret
  26. Sum +o+al
  27. Fortunate Accident
  28. Passport to Future
  29. From Tradition Towards Transition
  30. On the Edge
  31. Heaven, but Won't Return
  32. Sweet but Won't Create
  33. Past but not Waste
Note: The last three entries were suggested by a very creative reader who happened across this page. His name is Jadian. Thanks, Jadian!

There are lots of websites which provide themes and ideas for yearbooks. An example that is set by a website, walsworthyearbooks, spoils you with its variety of themes, cover designs and layouts for yearbooks. You can also, yourselves, create your batch's yearbook look. Use of water and oil paints, collage, posters, etc. can be made to spice up the cover. You can get as creative as you want and come up with some outstanding and original themes for your high school yearbook! However, there are a few things you must consider while picking a theme and these points are as follows:
  • Do Some Research: Research the yearbooks of past years to get a hang of what themes and ideas worked and try to find out why. Once you get an idea, design your theme on similar lines of thought or related ideas - chances are that these would work!
  • Focus on Current Year: Take ideas from the past, but base your theme on the current years' events! The past just provides the essence but take the main ingredients from the present academic year.
  • Avoid These Pitfalls: Avoid using inside jokes that belong to your own group to build your theme on - this may give a feeling of exclusion to students who are not aware of it and the theme would be wasted on them. Rather than taking your own or just your committee's call on deciding one theme, come up with a themes list having about 10-15 themes and get all students to vote for them. The highest grosser gets to romance the yearbook cover!
  • School Color and Mascot: Try to find a creative way to include your school color and mascot in the theme of your yearbook - this way the yearbook assumes the personality of your alma mater besides resonating with memories of your batch. Keep the culture of your school in mind.
High School Yearbook Themes for 2011

Below is a list of websites that offer interesting sample themes which can be incorporated for batches passing out in 2011. You can get good yearbook titles and quotes from these websites as well.
  • memorybook
  • yjalode
  • efnews
  • suggestexplorer
  • yearbookthemes
Whatever yearbook ideas you choose, make sure it reflects the overall attitude of your batch and is timeless! Incorporate classic styles that showcase your school's individual flair rather than overdoing on trends and current ways of thinking. Use the theme ideas given here to come up with a yearbook that doubles as a scrapbook of your high school memories, not a collection of moments which have been frozen awkwardly in the annals of time.
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