2020-2021 BVN Student Publications Application
Thank you for considering joining BVN Publications as a staff member on the yearbook or newspaper. After you fill this form out and submit it, please come by room 411 and pick up a copy of our policy and staff manual (or follow this link and print your own:
). You and your parents must sign that you have read and understood the policies for which you will be held accountable, if you are selected for a staff position. This is part of the application and needs to be submitted in order to be considered for a staff.
You must submit this application by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, to be considered. Please enroll in yearbook or newspaper, if you are currently on staff; or, list newspaper or yearbook as an alternate, if you would be new to staff. Be sure to tell your counselor you are applying to be on the yearbook or newspaper staff. Fill out the application completely and submit by 5 p.m. Feb. 20, 2020. I will post the first round of accepted candidates after Spring Break and then the final staff list will be posted near the middle of May. Students currently enrolled in journalism will be posted in the latter list, as they will need to successfully complete the course.
You must also drop off the examples of your work in room 411, along with the signed policy manual for your application to be complete. Please be sure to pick up a copy of the policy manual in 411 (or print your own at
), and put your name on all work you submit. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Klote in room 411. Each component of the application process is important, so be sure to submit your best work. I look forward to reviewing your application.
What grade will you be in next year?
Which publication are you interested in joining?
Yearbook: Northern Light
Newspaper: The North Star & BVN News
Either newspaper or yearbook is fine by me.
Both newspaper and yearbook
Why do you want to become a member of the newspaper or yearbook staff?
What skills will you bring to the staff for which you are applying?
Tell me what your strengths are.
What do you like about the publications at BVN?
What could the publications at BVN do better?
Don't be afraid of this. There are things that can be done better. I want to know what you think.
In what position(s) on staff are you most interested?
You may choose more than one.
Section Editor (please specify section in "Other")
Editor-in-Chief (must have at least one year of experience on staff)
Which position most interests you and why?
Why do you want to do what you want to do, and how will your skills help you do it?
If you are accepted to the staff and for that position, what are some of your personal goals as a staff member/leader?
Be honest and specific. There are areas in which we can all grow.
Select the item below that best represents you.
Check all that apply.
I have taken 21st Century Journalism.
I have taken Photo I or II.
I am a returning staff member.
I have taken Graphic Arts or Digital Imaging.
I have taken Broadcast I or II.
I have not taken any of these classes.
What extra curricular activities are you planning to be involved in next year?
Do you work outside of school?
Yes, less than 10 hours per week.
Yes, 10-20 hours per week.
Yes, more than 20 hours per week.
No, but I might.
List three teachers I can contact about you. You should discuss this with your teachers first, so they know a recommendation form is coming.
Your current ELA teacher and/or your current art teacher are good starts.
Is there anything else you'd like me to know about you before I make a decision?
I understand that the newspaper and yearbook are financed by advertising. I understand that part of being a member of the newspaper and yearbook staffs involves selling advertisements to businesses and parents in the community.
Yes, I read and understood this.
You must submit to Ms. Klote in room 411 two pieces of writing that best illustrate your writing abilities (these can be from Journalism or from your ELA, social studies classes, etc.) in order to be considered for a writer position. If you would like to be a photographer, artist or graphic artist, please submit to Ms. Klote in room 411 two pieces of your artwork that best illustrate your abilities to be a photographer, artist or graphic artist. Please select the box below showing you have read this, understood this and will turn in your work before the application due date.
Yes, I read and understood this. I will also be turning in my work to Ms. Klote by the due date.
I understand that part of the application process is to pick up a copy of the policy and staff manual, having my parents and me review the information and return the adviser's copy signature sheet, signed by my parents and me, to Ms. Klote in room 411.
Yes, I understood this and will be turning in my signed policy and staff manual to Ms. Klote by the due date.
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