M-W High School Yearbook


Text reads: Their Friends. Their Stories. One Year. One Book. Last Chance to Preserve it All.
Created by high school students with the supervision of yearbook advisors, The Shield is their record of their high school experience.

About the Yearbook

The yearbook at Monroe Woodbury High School is a not-for-profit function of the school. In addition to covering production costs for the 340-page all color volume, the hard-working staff of the high school raises funds to cover expenses of recruitment, technology, production, training and more. Keeping the cost of the book affordable for as many students as possible is important to the yearbook staff.

The Monroe-Woodbury High School yearbook is entirely dependent upon:

  • Community Support: patron support and advertising from community businesses and organizations
  • Senior Baby Ads created and sponsored by senior parents, guardians and loved ones
  • student purchases of the yearbook

While publication costs continue to rise, the staff has made every effort to keep the student purchase price at a level affordable to students while also keeping all the features that make Monroe-Woodbury’s yearbook a one of a kind publication. Please consider supporting the yearbook through one or more of the advertising options.

Senior Portrait Information

In the interest of uniformity and quality, all Yearbook Photos should be taken by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch, Inc. Seniors were sent an appointment card through the mail.  It states the specific day and time that student should be photographed.  It is the responsibility of each senior to call and re-schedule his/her appointment if the day and time are not convenient.

Yearbook photo

As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, some of the events that make the Senior year unique and special are beginning.  The first of these is Senior Portraits. As we continue to navigate through COVID 19, we have been working with Lifetouch/Prestige Photography to provide the best opportunity for our Seniors to partake in Senior Portraits. Recently, you should have received a postcard in the mail with information concerning Senior Portraits.  If you did not, do not worry, I am going to provide you with the information that was on the card as well as other details.

If you received the card it contained a registration code unique to your child as well as the packages you could purchase. The registration code is needed to book your “Online Reservation” for the photo session. If you did not receive the post card with your seniors unique code or misplaced it. Please email me with the subject “Portrait Code”. Please include your Senior’s name in the body of the email.

Important Senior Portrait Dates and Times:

You need to go to prestigeportraits.com to complete your online reservation. There will be photo opportunities on the following days:

  • September – 11, 14-17 – 3:15pm-8pm   Small Café
  • October – 19-23  – 3:15pm-8pm   Small Café
  • November – 19-20 – 3:15pm-8pm   Small Café
  • December – 16-17 – 3:15pm-8pm   Small Café *LAST OPPORTUNITY

The system will only show one or two session blocks when you log on due to sessions needing to be booked before others are added. When registering, if a black screen comes up, that means all the sessions have been booked. The next session will be opened shortly after.

Photo packages provide various attire for Seniors to wear for their photograph. I have been assured that appropriate cleaning will be done to the shared outfits that meets the guidelines that have been set.

To ensure social distancing guidelines Seniors only will be allowed to enter the building. A mask is required to enter the building. Social distancing will be required once inside the building.

All other photo sessions at this time will enter through the main entrance.


  • $60 Ultimate: 24-28 poses  1 Yearbook Outfit + 2 Casual + Yearbook and Cap/Gown 7-9 Backgrounds
  • $50 Deluxe:  16 – 20 poses  1 Yearbook Outfit +1 Casual + Yearbook and Cap/Gown 4-6 Backgrounds
  • $40 Standard:  8-10 poses 1 Yearbook Outfit and Cap/Gown 2-3 Backgrounds
  • $25 Basic:  4-6 poses 1 Yearbook Outfit and Cap/Gown 1 Background

Add ons:  Add an Outfit or B&W poses to any package for $10 each.

You will need to pay for your package in advance online when you register. There is a chat option online if you have any questions. If that does not work, you can call 800-426-9533.

We encourage everyone to use the yearbook drapes for our Senior Section of the yearbook that will be provided but understand if you do not want to use them.  Spaghetti strap top or T-shirt should be worn under the drape.

Please be sure to have a registration, walk-ins will not be permitted.

You can view a short video that demonstrated the precautions that are being taken by Lifetouch/Prestige Photography by clicking here.

The acceptable yearbook pose is:

  • Formal attire, provided at the portrait sitting: males-tuxedo; females-fabric drape
  • Vertical head and shoulder pose, just above the waist
  • Moonlight Blue background

NOTE: A pose with hands, props such as a hat, flowers, etc., close ups or one showing unusual attire is not acceptable as a formal yearbook portrait.

Additional poses of many varieties may be purchased at the portrait session for a nominal fee. Portrait packages may also be purchased through the mail, but families are under no obligation to do so.

One more note: If students DO NOT want a senior portrait in the yearbook but would like to have their names on the Seniors Not Photographed List, please contact Mrs. Garry at 460-7000 x 7142 or email [email protected].

For missed appointments or to reschedule, contact:

Lifetouch: Customer Service – 1-800-752-2597  Ext. 143

Outside Photographer Requirements:

If you choose a photographer other than Lifetouch to take your yearbook portrait, please also have the free photo taken by Lifetouch Photography as a back-up.

If using an outside photographer, in order to keep the Senior Portrait section of the Yearbook uniform, please advise the photographer of the following requirements:

  • Email Laura Garry (yearbook Advisor) at [email protected] so the yearbook staff are aware that an outside photographer is being used.
  • Deadline for submission of Senior Portrait to the yearbook advisor is no later than January 10, 2020.
  • The required yearbook pose is a vertical head and shoulder pose, just above the waist, with a blue background.
  • (A pose with hands, a hat, close ups or one showing unusual attire is not acceptable as a formal yearbook portrait.  No portrait with the words, “Proof Preview,” written on the front of the photo will be accepted.)
  • Extreme close up shots will not be accepted.

Please show this information to your photographer and note the special instructions of size and distance!

Portraits that do not follow these specifications will not be permitted in the yearbook!

Portrait Specifications:

Width: 14p.2
Height 20p7.143
(approx. 2 ½” x 3 ½”)

Shown below are examples of acceptable portrait poses.

samples of official yearbook photos

Senior Baby Ads

The Shield staff at Monroe-Woodbury High School is now accepting personal baby ad orders for the 2019 yearbook. It’s time to choose photos and start working on your message of congratulations, pride and love. Ads will be filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis.


SPECIAL OFFER:  Submit your baby ad BY NOVEMBER 22, 2019 and get a FREE upgrade to full color for the price of a black and white ad – a savings of $15-$30 depending on ad size!

1/8 Page – twenty words OR a small picture

  • Size: 2 5/8 inches wide x 4 inches high
  • Black & White – $60
  • Color – $75

1/4 PAGE – Suggested: Max 2 small pictures and approximately 20 words.

  • Size: 4 inches wide x 5 inches high
  • Black & White – $85
  • Color – $100


  • Size: 8 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches high
  • Black & White – $160
  • Color – $185


  • Size: 8 1/2 inches wide x 11 inches high
  • Black & White – $235
  • Color – $265

How to Submit a Baby Ad:

  1. Download and print the Baby Ad Order Form – printable version
  2. Select desired ad size
  3. Create a “scanner-ready” ad, “jpeg”, or “pdf “ document on CD or Flash Drive:
    1. Photos and text must fit within the specified ad dimensions detailed here
  4. Please send the following to M-W High School – Attn: Mrs. Garry, Yearbook Advisor:
    1. The completed Baby Ad Order Form
    2. Your Ad in one of the above formats
    3. Please make check payable to MWHS Yearbook


  1. Help is available after school to help parents/guardians put together ads for students. Contact Mrs. Garry at [email protected] to make an appointment to create an ad.
  2. Due to the large number of ads, The Shield is unable to return any photos or other materials.
  3. Please do not send original photos!
  4. *Ads are subject to administrative approval.  If your Ad requires editing, it will be returned to you with re-submission requirements.
  5. *The sample “scanner-ready” ads below can be used as a reference for suitable ad formats and ideas.


Ads received after December 20, 2019 are NOT guaranteed to be included in the yearbook.

Sample “scanner ready” ads:

Sample of a full page yearbook baby ad with photo of student and text


SIZE: 8 1/2 x 11 inches
NOTE: Sample is NOT to scale

Sample of half page baby ad with photo and text


SIZE: 8 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches high
NOTE: Sample is NOT to scale

Sample quarter page ad with photo and text


SIZE: 4 inches wide x 5 inches high
NOTE: Sample is NOT to scale

Sample 1/8 page ad for yearbook with only text and no images


SIZE: 2 5/8 inches wide x 4 inches high
NOTE: Sample is NOT to scale