• JOURNALISM: Newspaper, Photojournalism & Yearbook

  • Yearbooks

    Yearbooks can be purchased online at www.jostensyearbooks.com.

    Newspaper Information

    Panther Prints are now online!
    We have timely updates of world, community and campus news stories that are completely separate from the print issues. Stay up to date by visiting http://peshprints.com.

     

  • Meet the Faculty

Lesley Cazares
Journalism
 
Abby Cole
Journalism
 
Diane Porter
Journalism
 
  • Course Descriptons

  • Yearbook I

    Course Number: 106401
    Prerequisite: Application may be required

    Yearbook I gives students the opportunity to create layouts, do copy work, and take photographs to prepare the high school yearbook.

  • Yearbook II

    Course Number: 106501
    Prerequisite: Yearbook I and application may be required

    Yearbook II is a continuation of Yearbook I. Students will be given the opportunity to do advanced layout and copy work for the high school yearbook. More extensive photographic work will be done.

  • Yearbook III

    Course Number: 106601
    Prerequisite: Yearbook I and application may be required

    This course is designed to give students in-depth training in layout, copy writing, composition, advertising, and photography as well as to develop independent study projects.

  • Journalism

    Course Number: 106001
    Prerequisite: None

    This course is a general survey course of the mass media. Students will study the history of journalism, become familiar with careers available in the mass media, and learn the skills of reporting, news writing, and editing. Students will participate in extensive writing, revising, and editing.

  • Newspaper I

    Course Number: 106101
    Prerequisite: Journalism I and/or application

    This course is designed to give students practical experience in writing, editing, advertising, and producing publications. Class members will write, edit, and take photographs for the senior high newspaper.

  • Newspaper II

    Course Number: 106201
    Prerequisite: Newspaper I and/or application

    Students in this course will receive practical experience in writing, investigative reporting, editing, advertising, and processing the student newspaper. They will develop independent study projects and/or receive on the job training in a particular phase of the mass media.

  • Photojournalism

    Course Number: 106751
    Prerequisite: Yearbook and/or application

    Students enrolled in this course will refine and enhance their journalistic skills and plan, prepare, and produce photographs for a journalistic publication (such as the school yearbook).

  • Independent Study/Journalism

    Course Number: 106701
    Prerequisite: Approval of instructor

    This course offers the serious student of journalism the opportunity to conduct research, produce original work in print or some other media, develop an advanced skill, and study a specific area of interest.

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  • Awards & Honors

  • 2017-2018

    Newspaper

    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class rating with a Mark of Distinction in coverage
    • silver medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association

    Yearbook

    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class rating with a Mark of Distinction in photography
    • gold medal and All-Columbian honors for visuals from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association

  • 2016-2017

    Newspaper

    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award First Place for Front Page Design

    Yearbook

    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medal and All-Columbian Honors for Visuals
    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class rating with Two Marks of Distinction in essentials and photography

  • 2015-2016

    Newspaper

    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Finalists
    • National Scholastic Press Association All-American with marks of distinction in coverage & content, text, visuals and presentation
    • National Scholastic Press Association 2016 Cartooning Award Finalists-Ana Nguyen, editorial cartoon

    Yearbook

    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class with a mark of distinction in photography.

  • 2014-2015

    Newspaper

    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medal with All-Columbian Honors in essentials and verbal

    Yearbook

    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class with 2 marks of distinction

  • 2013-2014

    Newspaper

    • Dallas Morning News Best Design Portfolio- Karan Mahendroo
    • Dallas Morning News Best Headline Portfolio- Sarah Sarder
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist
    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class with two marks of distinction (layout and writing)

    Yearbook

    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist - National Scholastic Press Association first class with a mark of distinction in design

  • 2012-2013

    Newspaper

    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class
    • Dallas Morning News Best Headline Portfolio- Jenny Strater
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist

    Yearbook

    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class with three marks of distinction (concept/essentials, writing/reporting and design)
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Medalist

  • 2011-2012

    Newspaper

    • National Scholastic Press Association First Class with two marks of distinction (coverage and leadership)
    • National Scholastic Press Association- Picture of the Year Honorable Mention- Environmental Portrait- Rian Allen
    • National Scholastic Press Assocation- Comic Panel- Finalist- Jason Dann
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association- Silver Medalist

    Yearbook

    • National Scholastic Press Association- First Class with three marks of distinction
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association- Silver Medalist

  • 2010-2011

    Newspaper

    • National Scholastic Press Association- Second Class & Pacemaker Finalist
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association- Silver Medalist
    • ILPC Individual Acievement Awards- 1st Place Editorial Cartoon by Zac Evans, Honorable Mention Student Art by Lauren Nash, Honorable Mention Double Truck Design by Lauren Nash and Emma Moore

    Yearbook

    • National Scholastic Press Association- All American Honors
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association- Silver Medalist

  • 2009-2010

    Newspaper

    • National Scholastic Press Association- First Class with mark of distinction in leadership
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association- Silver Medalist

    Yearbook

    • National Scholastic Press Association- First Class with marks of distinction in concept/essentials, coverage, writing/editing
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association- Gold Medalist

  • 2008-2009

    Newspaper

    • National Scholastic Press Association- All American
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association-Gold Medalist with All-Columbian Honors in Writing, Editing and Graphic Presentation

    Yearbook:

    • National Scholastic Press Association - First Class
    • Columbia Scholastic Press ASsociation- Columbia Gold Circle Award**

  • 2007-2008

    Newspaper - First Place with Merit Award- American Scholastic Press Association

    • First Place, cartoon- Cheyenne Smith- American Scholastic Press Association
    • Silver Medalist Award- Columbia Scholastic Press Association
    • Certificate of Merit for single package, multiple page design; Cheyenne Smith
    • Tops In Texas Award- Double Truck Design

    Panther Pride Yearbook

    • American Scholastic Press Association - First Place Award
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association - Bronze Award