James A. Garfield High School - The Bureau

Ordering Your Yearbook

Yearbooks can be ordered online 24/7 by visiting jagyearbook.org.

Need a yearbook from 2016-2021, select older yearbooks from the menu when using the link above.

Photos from JAG Events

Mr. Coll maintains an online backup of photos taken throughout the year. Photos are free to download, or you can help support the GHS Media Program by purchasing prints.

All proceeds from the sale of prints are donated back to the media program in the form of giveaway items or monetary donations.

WHAT IS THE BUREAU?

The Bureau is the yearbook of James A. Garfield High School. Members of the yearbook staff gain skills in one or more of the following areas: page design, advanced publishing techniques, copy writing, editing and photography while producing a creative, innovative yearbook that records school memories and events. This extracurricular places an emphasis on journalism, layout and design. All of our members are expected to attend and report on athletic, fine art, and other extracurricular events.

Student Athletes & Musicians—your knowledge is especially useful. Consider being part of our coverage team and help make our sports and fine arts sections standout in 2023!

Meetings are held weekly throughout the school year. A calendar will be available at the start of the school year. Contact Mr. Coll for an invitation to the Google Classroom this fall.

SENIOR PICTURE GUIDELINES FOR THE GHS YEARBOOK

Dear Class of 2023 students and parents:

It’s time to plan for your senior photos. You have the option to choose where you have your photographs taken, so talk to your friends and family for recommendations about the photographer who will work best for your family. No matter who you choose, the guidelines for senior photos are as follows.

The Basics

Have your photographer take closer photos of you for the yearbook.

Choose a photo that is relatively "zoomed in".

Yearbook photos are not large, and fine details (like your face) will not reproduce well in a zoomed out "full-body" shot. Have your photographer take a couple "head & shoulders" type shots to use in the yearbook, and on your senior banner. You can always order the more scenic photos for your wall.

Follow the school dress code.

Dress appropriately for your photo session.

As the yearbook is a school publication, the school dress code applies for senior portraits submitted for publication. If you can't wear it to school, don't wear it in your senior portrait. Most photographers will allow you to do a wardrobe change between poses. Plan ahead!

Send the original photo, not a copy off social media.

Submit a high-resolution photo.

Photographs saved from Facebook, Snapchat, and other social media sites will be extremely compressed, and will not print well. Always send the highest resolution/non-compressed file possible. In most cases your photographer will do this for you automatically, but you may need to ask.

Crop your photo vertically

Crop your photo vertically.

Horizontal photos are great for capturing the scenery around you and setting a tone. Unfortunately that will not translate when the photo is cropped for the yearbook. Make sure the photo you submit was taken vertically so minimal edits are required.

Also, please choose a photo where you appear as close to center in the frame as possible.

Other Notes

  • Color portraits are encouraged, but black & white or sepia is fine if you want to be artsy.

  • Your photo can be taken indoors or outdoors.

What is Not Permitted

  • No animals/pets.

  • No weapons, firearms, explosives, etc.

  • No tobacco, vape, alcohol, or drug paraphernalia.

  • No writing, watermarks, or signatures on the photograph.

  • No visible political slogans/campaign logos/political apparel.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The photograph should be cropped for a vertical 2x3 aspect ratio. This is standard for digital cameras and smart phones.

  • A minimum size of 8” x 12” @ 240 dpi is requested for photographs (300 dpi is preferred). The photos are also used for 2'x3' graduation banners so the larger the size you can get your photographer to send the better.

  • Accepted formats are JPG or PNG.

  • Photographs must be submitted via email to bcoll@jagschools.org.

  • Please include the student’s name in the subject line of the message. We also ask that you name the photo file in the same way. This is how we find them after they arrive in our inbox.

    • Email Subject Example: "2023 SENIOR PHOTO - Sam Student"

  • We will not accept printed photos or photos on CD.

ALL SENIOR PHOTOS ARE DUE TO MR. COLL BY DECEMBER 31, 2022

Best regards,

Mr. Coll
GHS Yearbook Adviser
bcoll@jagschools.org