Panther Publications Staff Application 2017-2018

Please complete all questions below. It must all be completed in one sitting--there is no way to save and come back. You may want to type out your responses in a word processing program and then copy and paste them into this form to avoid losing any work.

    Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2017 at 3 p.m.

    Submissions are time stamped.
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    Before submitting, please make sure you have completed every item above and agreed to the commitments.

    If you would like confirmation that your application was received, e-mail Mrs. Palmer at palmerm@parkhill.k12.mo.us or stop by room C200. ON YOUR ENROLLMENT SHEET DUE IN JANUARY, SIGN UP FOR THE STAFF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. You will be notified if you were accepted to that staff by e-mail and/or letter no later than February 21. Should you not be selected for staff, the counselors will call you down to make another choice.

    Please review the commitments for yearbook and newspaper below.

    South Paw (Yearbook) --I understand that I must attend a staff meeting on May 18, 2017 at 2:45 p.m. in room C200. If I have sports or another unavoidable conflict, I must make arrangements with Mrs. Palmer and the new editors to meet at another time. --I understand that, should I be selected for the yearbook staff, my first assignment will be to complete a theme package to bring to the staff meeting on May 18. More details will be provided to me if I am accepted. --I understand that it will be my responsibility to help sell Senior Salutes over the summer to generate income for the yearbook. More information will be provided at the meeting on May 18. --I understand that as a member of the yearbook staff, I will be required to work before and after school on assignments, including taking photos of school events. By joining staff, I make a commitment to fulfill these responsibilities and realize that I will need to be flexible with my other activities and/or work schedule to do so. --I understand that I will be required to attend one after-school work night per month. These dates will be provided on the first day of school and will provide a minimum of three weeks notice for the first work night. Attendance will be worth points toward my final grade. Work nights missed for sports or other conflicts will need to be approved by a given date and time will need to be made up in Tutorial or another arranged time. --I understand that the yearbook is a student publication with an established leadership structure. My peers will supervise my work and lead staff meetings; however, the adviser will assign my grade. The View (Newspaper) --I understand that I must attend a staff meeting on May 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in room C200. If I have sports or another unavoidable conflict, I must make arrangements with Mrs. Palmer and the new editors to meet at another time. --I understand that it will be my responsibility to help sell business advertisements over the summer. More information will be provided at the meeting on May 17. --I understand that I will be required to attend a summer “newspaper boot camp” the second week of August, date and time TBA (will be announced at May 17 meeting). If I already have vacation scheduled or other unavoidable plans, I must alert Mrs. Palmer by July 31. --I understand that as a member of the newspaper staff, I will be required to work before and after school on assignments. By joining staff, I make a commitment to fulfill these responsibilities and realize that I may need to be flexible with my other activities and/or work schedule to do so. --I understand that I may be asked to attend one Monday work night prior to final deadline each month. Publication dates will be provided to staff at the beginning of each semester. --I understand that the newspaper is a student publication with an established leadership structure. My peers will supervise my work and lead staff meetings; however, the adviser will assign my grade. Students who have not taken prerequisite: - I understand I will be expected to attend a one-day summer workshop (dates TBA--will be released immediately after staffs announced in February) in which I will learn the basics about Journalism to prepare me to be on staff.