KFHS Yearbook

Yearbook
 
Yearbook Adviser: Mrs. Jessica L. Stickel
Jessica.Stickel@KetteringSchools.org
Phone: (937) 499-1694
Fax: (937) 499-1542
Fairmont High School Room 121

2015 Yearbook Distribution

2015 Yearbook Distribution will take place in August. Since the yearbook staff covers spring sports and events all the way through graduation, we do not receive our yearbooks until late in the summer.  

We will post information about yearbook distribution (typically scheduled for 2-4 hours one afternoon in the East Unit Lobby the week before school starts) on this page and on the sign board on Shroyer Road as soon as we know the details. You can also follow us @TheFirebirdYBK on Twitter and Instagram for quick updates and information. 

If you forgot to purchase a yearbook, as of May 27 there was a limited number still available at www.YearbookForever.com for $65.  You may try that site, and you could be lucky! If not, we will not know until the books are in our hands if we have extras or not. If we do, they will be sold at distribution on a first-come, first-served basis for $75 - cash or check payable to the Kettering Board of Education. 


ATTENTION Class of 2016!

Don’t miss out on getting your picture in the 2016 Firebird Yearbook! Here’s the scoop:

If you have your senior picture taken at Prestige Portraits (Lifetouch), they will forward two high-quality studio prints to the Firebird Yearbook Office automatically by our Dec. 1, 2015 deadline. Prestige supplies these prints regardless of whether or not you purchase portraits from them. The phone number for the Prestige Portraits Senior Picture Office is 299-3723.  Prestige is offering several discounts for Fairmont students over the summer. Call now to schedule yours and take advantage of the discounted summer rates! We highly encourage Fairmont seniors to be photographed by Prestige for their yearbook headshot. 
 
If you prefer, you may have your senior picture taken right here at Fairmont this year!  These photos will be taken by Prestige photographers in the fall (check website in September for date/time/location). Prestige supplies the two glossy prints to the Firebird Yearbook Office automatically. The sitting fee for this yearbook headshot is just $10 (cash or check payable to Prestige Portraits). The photographer will be available for any senior to be photographed for the yearbook. Please plan to “dress for success” and come have your picture taken that afternoon if you’re not having your picture taken elsewhere or will not be able to meet the Dec. 1 deadline with another photographer.  Look for more information about this opportunity at school as the date nears.

If you have your senior picture taken at any other studio, you must make sure that two copies of the same senior photo are delivered to the Firebird Yearbook Office (Room 121) by Dec. 1, 2015. They may be hand-carried or mailed (Firebird Yearbook Office, 3301 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH 45429). Several local studios (in addition to Prestige) deliver yearbook headshots to the yearbook office as well; please check with your photographer about their policy.

Photo Requirements:

* You must provide two hard copies of the same photo. Photos must be printed on high-quality professional photo paper. Please do NOT attempt to print photos at home. Many places in town offer low cost photo processing options - often for as low as $1. We CANNOT accept digital files.

* The photo must be in color.

* The photo must be a standard wallet size (2¼” x 3¼”).

* The photo must be vertical.

* The photo must be taken inside. Choose a basic backdrop at a studio or a solid-colored background. 

* The photo must be a formal head-and-shoulders-only shot. (No "glamour shots" or photos in which you are leaning against a tree, wall, motorcycle, etc.) Your hands may not be visible.

* We will not accept selfies. If you think the only way you can have a photo taken is to submit a selfie, come to the Yearbook Room (East 121) by Nov. 1 and we will take a photo for you (processing/printing will still be your responsibility). 

* Students should “dress to impress” in dressy clothes. Shirts, sweaters, or dresses with modest necklines are suggested for girls and collared shirts are suggested for boys.

* Be cautious of all white or all black backgrounds, especially if your clothes are similar in color to the background, as the images in the yearbook may not appear as sharp as they do in a glossy photograph.

* Photos will NOT be accepted late. If you are worried about getting your photo back from the photographer on time to have the copies to the yearbook office by Dec. 1, please be sure to take advantage of the in-school opportunity!


Class of 2016 Senior Spotlight Ads 

Are you the parent or grandparent of a soon-to-be Fairmont graduate? Then YOU may want to reserve a special spot in the 2016 yearbook just for your child! Click here to get more information about Senior Spotlight Ads. Order yours by September 30 to take advantage of the Early Bird Special ($10 off all ads). All Senior Spotlight Ads must be submitted no later than December 10, 2015. 

Additional Info

As you're making your back-to-school checklist...

* Order your student's 2016 yearbook at www.YearbookForever.com 
for the Early Bird Special price of just $50 through September 15!

* Put school picture day (9th-11th graders only) on your calendar for Thursday, September 10. Picture package order forms will be available in the unit offices and delivered to your student's advisory in early September. 

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TheFirebirdYBK

* Share any great yearbook-worthy summer photos of your student with the yearbook staff @TheFirebirdYBK on Twitter or Instagram using #FirebirdYBKme, and we may be in touch to use those photos in the yearbook! (We'll be doing this all year - so share those great photos we know you have!)