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Senior Portraits
Gillian Blessinger

It's that time of the year when we start getting a lot of questions about senior portraits, so here are some thoughts and things to discuss with your senior if their senior portraits, so here are some thoughts and things to discuss with your senior if their senior photos have not been taken or sent in: 

  • We will gladly use your senior's school portrait if you feel it is acceptable. 
  • If you haven't scheduled photos yet, it might be too late to get photos from our local professionals, but there are several amateur photographers we can send you that would be glad to take nice senior photos for a very reasonable price or possibly free. Even some of our talented yearbook staff members might be able to help. 
  • Please, talk to me before trying to turn in photos from a phone or someone that just "has a nice camera". 

Now for the details: (these are the same details sent to students in October)

Your senior needs to choose up to 2 photos. 

Have your student talk to their photographer, they (most likely) were already sent a link to a submission website. DO NOT JUST SEND MR. ELROD PHOTOS! If your child's photographer is from out of town and/or did not get the private submission link in their email, please let me know so I can contact them directly. 

  • The first will be a vertical portrait used in the yearbook and other media outlets such as The Herald. 
    • It needs to be a professional-looking photo that is appropriate for school and public viewing. NO cars, trucks, pets, or other "props" should be used in this photo. 
  • The second will be a horizontal photo that is used on the big screen for our graduation ceremony. This photo can show a little more "personality" and is totally optional. 

Both should be free of watermarks and a large enough resolution for print, which is a big reason why your senior's photographer will be submitting them. Screenshots from a phone or photographer's website without permission ARE NOT AN OPTION. 

The absolute deadline is February 14th. But, we'd LOVE to see them turned in before that! (See what we did there?) 

So, have your senior talk to their photographer soon about their choices. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Elrod! 

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JHS Earth Club Group Photo
Gillian Blessinger

On December 4th, the Jasper High School Earth Club completed their fall litter pick up. Students in the club volunteer a day each semester to pick up trash around campus and some of the surrounding properties. Thank you to these students and staff member, Mr. Dodd, for keeping our campuses clean. The hard work put in by these students helps to keep Jasper Great. 

Food Drive Flyer
Gillian Blessinger

The Jasper High School Student Council is participating in a Community Food Drive with the other county Student Councils. Proceeds will be donated tot he Dubois County Community Food Bank and The Dove Recovery House. The Drive will be taking place November 28th to December 9th. Items needed are rice, pasta, canned tomatoes, canned sauce, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned soups, mac and cheese, cereals, cereal bars, flour, sugar, oil, canned ravioli, canned spaghettios, and cash donations. Items can be dropped off at all county high schools. 

Throughout the collection, the Student Council will be creating a canned food display. Stay tuned to see how the display turns out! 

If you do not know a student that attends a county school but would like to contribute, you can contact Julie Ferguson at jferguson@gjcs.k12.in.us for more information. She can help to coordinate a drop off at the school or can arrange for Student Council members to come and pick up the items. 

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