2021 WHS Yearbook Information

January 25, 2021 - Update

The yearbook staff would like to keep everyone apprised of the work we’ve been doing so far to create the yearbook - and to keep you up to date about some important deadlines.

It has been such a challenging year for everyone already - and that is no different for the yearbook staff.  We’ve all had to adjust to the fact that there are just certain events that we won’t be able to feature in this yearbook, like homecoming, pep rallies, or hall wars. However, we have been super creative and have been busy looking to the bright side of things! Since we all agreed things may look a little more “normal” towards the end of the school year,  it made sense to push the publication of the book to late summer - and that opened up the possibility to include things in this year’s book that never were included in any other!  So this year there will be spring sports!  There will be interviews with students and staff!  There will be senior awards!  There will be graduation!  Post-graduation pursuits!  And this year there will be QR codes linking our readers to videos of WHS events!

This change in publication date also made it possible for us to extend our normal deadlines for ordering books, submitting senior photos, and purchasing senior parent ads to later dates.  We understand the challenges that those deadlines typically present, and we wanted to be thoughtful and adjust our expectations this year to make it easier for everyone.  Here is the current information regarding those deadlines, and what you need to know about each:

Senior Quote Submission

Senior quotes have been collected from approximately 215 of the 269 total seniors.  Yearbook staff members are going about ensuring students with duplicates are made aware so they can change them if they’d wish

Quotes are limited to 30 words or less.  If the author is known, please provide so that it can be verified.

Haven’t submitted it yet?  Remember that if you do not send in a quote, one will be provided for you.  

Would you still like to send one in?  Please do so by January 31st

Send it directly to Abby Daley, Editor-in-Chief @

Senior Photo Submission

Senior photos have been collected from approximately 185 of the 269 seniors.  Senior photos due date was originally set for the end of this month, although we are providing an opportunity for students who would prefer to not self-submit to have their photo taken by one of our staff photographers.  Since we are currently not allowed in person, this deadline will be extended to the end of February. 

Just a reminder:  seniors can use any background and pose that they’d like, providing that the photo is vertical in nature and is basically a head shot.  Standing photos or horizontal photos would need to be cropped to fit.  All photos should be the original so that the quality of the photo can be maintained for publication

Do you have your senior photo to submit?

Send photos directly to the advisor @

You will be sent a confirmation email stating that the photo has been received and uploaded.  

If you think you sent one in but have not yet received this confirmation email, please resend!

The photos submitted thus far have been so creative and truly wonderful!  We are looking forward to receiving all the smiling faces of the 269 seniors in the 2021 yearbook!

Yearbook Orders

We had quite a surge in orders prior to the holiday season!  We placed a pre-order for 300 books, and they’ll be first come, first serve!

Haven’t ordered your 2020-2021 Yearbook yet?

Here is the link!  Order yours online today!

Click to Order a Yearbook!

Senior Parent Ads

Do you have a special message for your graduate?

Have you been patiently waiting to see those baby pictures in the yearbook?

The time is starting now to start figuring out how to arrange them, what to say, and what size ad you’d like!

You’ll receive a mailing in a week or so to your student’s home address - but if you’d like to get started right away, please check out the link to the right!

Here is a preview of what you’ll be getting in the mail:

Yearbook Parent Ads!

Deadline for submission will be (approximately) February 28th


We know there is a lot of information here, and that you may have questions.  Please feel free to reach out at any time.  You can reach our advisor, Mrs. Pawul, at at your earliest convenience.

Thank you so much for your attention and support of the yearbook!

2021 Yearbook Staff

October 13, 2020

Hello Parents and Guardians of a Graduating Senior!

I’m writing to you on behalf of the WHS Yearbook Staff, who would like me to keep you informed in all matters which are yearbook- related!  

This senior year will be like no other! But yearbook-wise, some things will be different, some things will still be the same, and other things will be even  better!

What will be DIFFERENT?

1. Usually, the yearbook staff produces a book which can be handed out to seniors upon their graduation in early June.  This year, we are holding back production for distribution in August.  This will allow us to include more events that will happen after the April deadline which usually must be met in order to have them ready to hand them out in time for graduation.  (More about this in the “BETTER” section!)

2. Thanks to this later distribution date, we can accept SENIOR PICTURES at a later date!  We will shoot for senior pictures to be sent in by JANUARY 1st 2021… a full two months later than normal.  This should give adequate time for seniors to schedule pictures to be taken.  Senior class officers have informed me that they will be providing a list of possible photographers that may be available for such use.  Once a photo has been decided upon for use in the yearbook, it should be forwarded to   The only requirements for the photo is that it is a VERTICAL picture, and is basically a head-and-shoulders shot (no full body standing poses) in order to maintain the look of the page as a whole.  Pictures can have any background and can be full color or black-and-white.  Photos should be the originals.  ID pictures can be used in lieu of this submission, as always.

3. All senior picture emails will be responded to with a confirmation stating that the photo was an acceptable quality for publication and the date it was uploaded.  If you don’t receive an email, it wasn’t received - so please be sure to check that you’ve seen this confirmation!

What will be the SAME?

1. The COST!  Amazingly, we were able to keep our contract with the publisher and although many other school’s yearbooks have had to raise their prices, we have not!   The cost of the 2021 Yearbook will still be $80!   It can be ordered ONLINE at the following link:


2. We always appreciate parents and guardians who are able to place this order as soon as possible, as it allows us to make our downpayment in time to not pay any finance charges and subsequently saves us from having to increase the price from year to year as well.  So THANK YOU in ADVANCE for ordering EARLY!

3. As always, if you would prefer to pay by check, please make the check payable to “Westfield High School Yearbook” for $80 and include your child’s full  name in the memo.  

4. The staff will also be looking for SENIOR QUOTES from your children to compliment their photo in the senior section!  Details to follow soon!

5. You will also have the opportunity to PLACE A SENIOR PARENT AD (so get those baby pictures ready!!)  Details will be heading your way in November!

What will be BETTER?

1. Thanks to our distribution in August, we will be able to INCLUDE ALL SPRING EVENTS!  Spring Sports, Prom, Graduation… all the most wonderful things will be able to be showcased in this year’s book!

2. Our STAFF is EXPERIENCED and TALENTED and already working hard… so this yearbook is going to be even better than the ones before - and that is saying a lot!

I’ve been the advisor for so many years - but even with all my experience putting together a yearbook, I’m sure this year will still throw a curveball or two my way… so be on the lookout for some additional information or requests as we roll with the changes!

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions - I will try my best to help! 

Thank you in advance for all of your support - and thank you for sharing your children with us all at WHS!  Stay strong, and stay healthy.. and like our theme, remember “it’s the little things” that make the big things worthwhile in the end    :)

Kate Pawul

Yearbook Advisor

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