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The Critic

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Pinkerton Academy's yearbook, The Critic, is designed and produced by students who take the English electives, Yearbook Production and Design and Advanced Yearbook. Students who are unable to take these two classes are welcome to join the staff as an extra-curricular activity.

Yearbook is an ultimate educational experience because it provides students with 21st century, real life skills.  The integration of critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, and collaboration will prepare students for their personal and professional lives.  Reporting, writing, editing, photography, and design are essential skills taught in the course. Desktop publishing and digital photography skills are also taught and emphasized to produce a variety of layouts, designs, copy, and graphic elements throughout the book.

30 Real Skills for the Real World

Concept brainstorming                     Design                                                                 Desktop publishing

Reporting                                             Budget planning                                                Photo-editing software

Researching                                        Promotion & advertising                                 Online design

Copy editing                                        Marketing                                                           Online research

Photo editing                                      Selling                                                                  Communication

Graphic arts                                        Customer relations                                           Leadership

Public relations                                  Market research                                                Time management

Media law                                            Business software                                             Project management

Problem solving                                 Writing                                                                Photography

Teambuilding                                     Conflict resolution                                            Public speaking

 

WHAT'S ON YOUR PHONE?

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The Critic staff invites all members of the Pinkerton community to download Jostens free app and to capture exciting, memorable moments during school events and activities. The address is www.replayit.com. The password is Astros2018.  The yearbook staff will use many of the uploaded photos in the 2017 yearbook.  If you have any questions, please contact Timothy Cain at tcain@pinkertonacademy.org.

 

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SENIOR PICTURE INFORMATION

Dear 2018 Seniors and Parents/Guardians:

Pinkerton Academy has selected Mark Lawrence Photographers as the official school photographers for the class of 2017 yearbook.  Mark Lawrence will be providing photographic coverage of all the important class events that are part of the school yearbook .

An important part of the senior yearbook is the senior section of the yearbook which contains the portrait of each member of the senior class.  This section goes to the yearbook publisher by early November.  To meet this deadline, you should plan on having your senior photographed during the upcoming summer months.  Mark Lawrence has agreed that all images submitted will be of the proper size, resolution, format, and color and must meet the school’s requirements for clothing attire.

To be included in the Senior section of the yearbook, your portrait must be taken by Mark Lawrence Photographers.  A complimentary, 4 pose session, will be provided for those seniors who wish to purchase their photos elsewhereThe complimentary session will take place in October at Pinkerton Academy.

Attached is Mark Lawrence’s senior session price list and scheduling information.

Remember, yearbook photos must come from Mark Lawrence Photographers (they are Pinkerton’s official photographer).  Do not delay.  They are offering a Free Yearbook Session (if that is all you want) and the yearbook photo is also free.  We do not want anyone left out of the 2017 yearbook. 2018SeniorPortraitPrices_1.pdf

If you ever have a question or concern about the Critic (yearbook), please contact me.

Best regards,
Mr. Cain
Yearbook Adviser

 

 WHAT'S ON YOUR PHONE?

replayitlarge

 

The Critic staff invites all members of the Pinkerton community to download Jostens free app and to capture exciting, memorable moments during school events and activities. The address is www.replayit.com. The password is Astros2017.  The yearbook staff will use many of the uploaded photos in the 2017 yearbook.  If you have any questions, please contact Timothy Cain at tcain@pinkertonacademy.org.

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WHAT'S ON YOUR PHONE?

replayitlarge

The Critic staff invites all members of the Pinkerton community to download Jostens free app and to capture exciting, memorable moments during school events and activities. The address is www.replayit.com. The password is Astros2018.  The yearbook staff will use many of the uploaded photos in the 2017 yearbook.  If you have any questions, please contact Timothy Cain at tcain@pinkertonacademy.org.

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Pinkerton Academy Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

Critic yearbook featured in 2015 Jostens Look Book

Derry – March 21, 2016 – Pinkerton’s yearbook, Critic has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2016 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.

The Critic was created by Abigail White, Editor-in-chief, Gabby Tracy, Marielle Brunelle, Kassidy Tardiff, Cassie Rios, Adelaide Cagle, Sarah Beals, Emily Cicio, Elisabeth Bull, Taylor Dervishian, Kelsey Flannery, Lauren Phillips, Adreas Braz, Lindsey Bourgoin, Lily Grimm, Magda Bol, Robert Buonopane, Tyler Ferrell, Maggie Gildea, Victoria Harding, Kiara Kelii, Anna LoPresti, Abigeal McCabe, Jake Olsen, Liam Riley, Margaret Vaillancourt under the direction of Timothy Cain and his assistant Julia Mitchell, Pinkerton yearbook advisers.

“Earning the Jostens Look Book recognition is truly an honor. Having The Critic be recognized two consecutive years reveals the outstanding work that Pinkerton’s students are doing.  It’s a testament to the staff for their commitment to maintaining journalistic standards.”  -- Timothy Cain, Adviser

Pinkerton’s Critic was one of only 494 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. The 2016 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 320-page 2016 Look Book.

“Yearbooks are unique, limited edition books created by students to capture the stories and events for all of the school’s students and Jostens is proud to celebrate the yearbook tradition and the 494 yearbooks selected for the 2016 Jostens Look Book, said Gary Lundgren, editor. “Today’s yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”

Timothy Cain and his yearbook staff received a copy of the 2016 Jostens Look Book and certificate from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement. 

The Jostens Look Book is a must-have resource for yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative design and coverage ideas, trends and inspiration. The Look Book complements

www.YearbookAvenue.com and www.facebook.com/JostensAdviserandStaff, Jostens online destinations for yearbook creation ideas.

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