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:
- Class Act
- New Beginnings
- Footprints (on the sands of time, maybe?)
- Freezing Time
- Once Upon a Time in High School
- One Step at a Time
- "School name" Chronicles (e.g. Eton Chronicles)
- Cheers and Tears
- Looking Back...
- Crossing the Threshold
- World, Here We Come!
- From "school name" With Love (e.g. From Xavier High With Love)
- A Step at a Time
- Crossing Over
- Memory Lane
- Beyond Words
- Picking Up Pace
- The Next Level
- Before You Judge
- Growing Wings
- System Overload
- Letting Go
- Our Little Secret
- Sum +o+al
- Fortunate Accident
- Passport to Future
- From Tradition Towards Transition
- On the Edge
- Heaven, but Won't Return
- Sweet but Won't Create
- Past but not Waste
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.
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.