Welcome to the San Antonio Yearbooks Summer Workshop.

This year's workshop will be held August 2-4 at Smithson Valley High School • 14001 Texas 46 • Spring Branch, TX.

Get a head start on your 2018 yearbook with the San Antonio Jostens team. The Summer Workshop is intended to provide intensive instructional time for advisers and staffs looking for new and creative ways to enhance their coverage. Various courses will be offered for a personalized experience, including sessions in Photography, InDesign, Yearbook Avenue, Monarch, Newspaper, New Advisers and Editorial Management.

On this page you will find everything you need to know about the workshop and you can register as well.

Click here to download the student release formClick here to download a printable brochure

All student registrants must complete the release form before they are considered registered.

Ready to Register? Click the button below to register now!
Advisers, please register your students for them.
Do not allow them to do it individually.

Breakout Sessions

Beginning Yearbook - Amey Graybeal

Become an empowered new staffer while learning all the ways you can contribute to the book.

Advanced Yearbook - Rebecca Plumley

Begin conceptualizing the 2018 yearbook through theme development, ladder planning and design.

Newspaper - Margaret Edmonson

Enhance your newspaper savvy through heightened article writing and progressive design.

Editors - Ginny Houston

Delegate and appreciate. Learn how to build staff morale while getting your team to work with you and not for you.

New Advisers - Pedro Cabrera

Bypass the learning curve by getting insight on everything from creating your syllabus, to grading, to building a rapport with your yearbook rep.

Photography - Amey Graybeal

Your images should be telling impactful stories. Learn the principles of narrative and how to keep all those pretty pictures organized.

Monarch & Yearbook Avenue - Brian Martinez

Receive specialized training in your choice of Jostens’ exclusive technology.


If you have scheduling conflicts and can't attend our
San Antonio Area workshop we would like to recommend one of these two outstanding alternatives.

Registration Details

Complete  registration is due June 30, 2017. Complete registration includes online registration entered correctly, medical/liability forms and payment or purchase order mailed to the address below.  Cancellations received prior to June 30, will be refunded. Cancellations received after June 30, will not be refunded.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES are critical to ensure your spot at the workshop. To register for the 2017 workshop, you will follow a step-by-step online registration process. Click the buttons at right to register.

Workshop Tuition - $75 per person
if registered by June 1.

$100 per person if registered after June 1.

Please make checks payable to Mica Carpenter and mail to:

Mica Carpenter-Jostens

2935 Thousand Oaks

Ste 6, PMB 227

San Antonio, TX  78247-3312


If you have questions call Mica's office at 210-602-8814 or e-mail her by clicking here.


This year's workshop does not include housing.
We recommend these lodging possibilities:

Holiday Lodge – 537 Skyline Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 • 830-964-3693

Canyon Lakeview Resort – 872 Ledgerock Drive, Canyon Lake, TX  78133 • 210-787-1770

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites – 1254 FM 1101, New Braunfels, TX 78130 • 830-625-2230

Hampton Inn & Suites – 1702 Interstate 35 N, Schertz, TX  78154 • 210-566-6110

Comfort Suites San Antonio North Stone Oak - 1754 N Loop 1604 E • San Antonio, TX 78232 • 210-495-5557


What Do You Need to bring with you?

• Your school's 2017 yearbook & ladder

• Pencils & pens

• Spiral notebook

• Cameras

• Ideas for cover, endsheets, theme pages & spread de­signs

• Laptop with creation software encouraged

• A light jacket or sweater is recommended

• Comfortable shoes

• Change for vending machines