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Behind the Scenes:

The 2017-18 Yearbook

For Anne Moon ’89, making Epiphany School yearbooks runs in the family. Her mother, Linda Barbo, put together the school’s yearbook in 1988-89, when Anne was in Sixth Grade. “I remember my mom walking around taking pictures,” recalls Moon. “Sometimes it was embarrassing. I mean, it was Sixth Grade —I was too cool.” But when EPC President Ann Felton came knocking in late 2016, seeking a parent volunteer to helm the 2017-18 yearbook, Moon jumped on board for the same reason her mom did 28 years earlier. “It’s a great excuse to be on campus more, and a fun chance to see your kid in their school world.” Another draw was the chance to revamp the yearbook with a more user-friendly digital interface and a more collaborative approach to image collection. Teachers loaded digital photos to shared folders throughout the year, and Picaboo Yearbooks, a digital publishing company with easy-to-use, drag-and-drop templates, made the 7 Update Summer 2018

design process far simpler and less time-consuming. “Now it’s set up so anyone can do it moving forward—you don’t need special design skills,” says Moon. In fact, Moon is working with Extended Day Manager Jeremy Tagliaferre to create a Yearbook Club for fourth and fifth graders next year, and will be working with a parent volunteer as an “apprentice” on the 2018-19 yearbook; in 2019-20, that parent will take over as the lead editor. In addition to setting up this thoughtful leadership transition process, Moon made some substantial changes to this year’s book. Not only is it four pages longer and 1 inch taller, it is also more inclusive. “I wanted the whole community to be represented, including the specialists and extended day,” she says. “I also included more images of student clubs, field trips, artwork, and other things you see when you walk around campus. After all, a yearbook is not only about the students—it’s also about the personality of the school itself.”

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