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Newspaper I, II, III

Students in Advanced Journalism: Newspaper I, II, III are responsible for writing, editing, photographing and maintaining the student newspaper, The Rampage
 
Course Description: Students enrolled in Advanced Journalism: Newspaper I, II, III communicate in a variety of forms for a variety of audiences and purposes. Students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written and/or visual communications on a regular basis, carefully examining their copy for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. Students are expected to become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. In addition, students will learn journalistic ethics and standards. Writing, technology, and visual and electronic media are used as tools for learning as students create, clarify, critique, write, and produce school newspapers. Students must have the recommendation of the publications teacher to enroll in this class, and courses must be taken in sequence. Production of the newspaper may require 3 to 8 hours of after-school activities per week. 
 
 
All journalism courses falls under Option 2 of the Business & Industry Endorsement (see pages 19, 22 and 38 in the Course Offerings and Descriptions booklet). 

Yearbook I, II, III

Students in Advanced Journalism: Yearbook I, II, III are responsible for writing, editing, photographing and selling the yearbook
 
Course Description: Students enrolled in Advanced Journalism: Yearbook I, II, III learn all the skills required to develop a school yearbook. Students learn advanced publishing skills, interviewing techniques, design and layout expertise, and sophisticated writing skills. They become adept at using complex software that is used in the professional publishing industry. In addition, they learn how to work as leaders and as a team as they manage this production process. Students must have the recommendation of the publications teacher to enroll in this class, and courses must be taken in sequence. Production of the yearbook may require 3 to 8 hours of after-school activities per week.
 
 
All journalism courses falls under Option 2 of the Business & Industry Endorsement (see pages 19, 22 and 38 in the Course Offerings and Descriptions booklet). 
 

Journalism 1

Course Description: Students enrolled in Journalism write in a variety of forms for a variety of audiences and purposes. Students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions on a regular basis, carefully examining their papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. Students will become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. Writing, technology, visual, and electronic media are used as tools for learning as students produce effective communications. Journalism students will learn journalistic traditions, research self-selected topics, write journalistic texts, and learn the principals of publication. 
 
All journalism courses falls under Option 2 of the Business & Industry Endorsement (see pages 19, 22 and 38 in the Course Offerings and Descriptions booklet). 
 
 

Quill & Scroll Honor Society

Overview: Cypress Ridge’s chapter of Quill and Scroll, the International Honorary Society of High School Journalists, continues as an active and vital part of Cy-Ridge's advanced journalism program. The Society, as a whole, has always taken an active part in raising journalistic standards and in directing the course of high school journalism. The purpose of the organization is to encourage and reward individual achievement in journalism and related fields.

Membership qualifications:

When a candidate is recommended for membership, he or she pays a one-time $25 initiation fee. There
are no annual dues. The Society then provides the initiate with an official membership pin, membership
certificate, and a one-year subscription to Quill & Scroll magazine. Members of Quill and Scroll Honor
Society must be chosen from students enrolled in the high school who, at the time of their
recommendation, meet the following requirements:
1. They must be of sophomore, junior or senior classification.
2. They must have the equivalent of a B grade average, or be in the upper third of their class in general
scholastic standing, either for the year of their election or for the cumulative total of all high school work.
3. They must have done superior work in some phase of journalism or school media work. They may be
staffers of a magazine, newspaper, yearbook, news organization, online site or radio/television station at
the school, or one conducted by an external organization.
4. They must be recommended by the supervisor or by the committee governing the media.
5. They must be approved by the Quill and Scroll Executive Director.

Activities/Competitions: Activities include an annual initiation ceremony held in the spring. All members of Quill & Scroll have been productive members of the newspaper or yearbook staff, and through those student publications, members have competed in a variety of journalism competitions including those sponsored by the Journalism Education Association, Interscholastic League Press Conference, National Scholastic Press Association and more.

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