Yearbook

The Matoskan 2022

The White Bear Lake Area High School yearbook, The Matoskan, is produced annually by White Bear High School students.  

This year, yearbooks can be purchased through Balfour.com only. 

There is an early bird special going on now through January 15th.  Beginning January 16, 2022, the price will increase to $75, until May 8, at which time online sales will end and any extra yearbooks will be sold for $85 cash upon the time of distribution.  Extra copies are limited, and an online purchase guarantees a yearbook is reserved for your student(s). 

Distribution is planned for end of the school year. 

Seniors - Class of 2022

Senior Portrait Information for the Class of 2022

Senior Portrait submissions are due by November 30, 2021.

Senior pictures are special, as is your student’s senior year yearbook. It’s the book that they’ll go back to at reunions, and the book they’ll show their children and grandchildren. 

Please read the following requirements carefully and inform your photographer as necessary.

Portrait requirements:

  • Portraits must be head and shoulder shots only. We will crop images that do not meet this requirement, which can result in blurry images. 

  • Image resolution must be at least 300 dpi. Do not save pictures from social media sites: they are not large enough.

  • Acceptable file types are .jpg and .png. No other file types can be accepted. 

  • Photos with animals, large props, etc. distract from the purpose of the student portrait section and will not be used. 

To minimize the potential for error and to help the (teenage) staff keep track of your portraits, following these guidelines is highly recommended.

  • Put your student’s full legal name in the subject of the email (or ask your photographer to do so) 

  • Rename the photo file name with your student’s name (ex: McDowell_Suzanne.jpg) 

  • Portraits are due November 30, 2021.

Please note:

  • Portraits that do not meet the above requirements will NOT be printed in the book. 

  • Students who do not have a media release form on file will not be printed in the book. These forms are available from the office and online. 

  • The yearbook staff reserves the right to crop/zoom portraits to keep the section consistent.

If your senior does not get his/her portrait taken by a photographer, the yearbook will include his/her Lifetouch photo,  if available. Students without portraits will be listed at the end of the senior section.

Email pictures and questions to: wblyearbook@isd624.org Yearbook Advisor: Suzanne McDowell, Suzanne.mcdowell@isd624.org

Senior Ad Information for the Class of 2022

Create your Senior Ad for the yearbook now through February 15, 2022.

Applaud your Senior's achievements with a tribute in the yearbook!  Celebrate with words of congratulation, encouragement and praise!

Senior ads are available for purchase via Balfour.com at this time.  There are three ad sizes and price points to choose from.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and purchasing instructions.  Senior ad purchases will end on February 15, 2022

Now and Then Photos for the Class of 2022

This is available for seniors only.  The pictures recreate a past moment in your student’s life with friends and/or teammates.  These pictures should be sent to wblyearbook@isd624.org, including the full names of those pictured, when the old photo was taken, and where it was taken, if relevant.  The due date for Then/Now pictures is February 15, 2022.  To be clear, these pictures should NOT be baby photos.

Yearbook Pricing 2022

$65 Through 1/15/22
$75 1/16/22-5/8/22
$85 On Distribution Day

 

Contact Information

Yearbook Advisor:
Suzanne McDowell
suzanne.mcdowell@isd624.org

Yearbook Email:
wblyearbook@isd624.org