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Senior Portraits, Grad Ads for Yearbook Info

Summary: Senior Portraits, Grad Ad Due Dates

Senior Portraits, Grad Ads and Purchasing Yearbook Dates

Senior Portraits

Class of 2023 Senior Yearbook Photos | Due October 31, 2022: Rowland Studios has been in partnership with Ballard HS for many years and will take pictures of all of our students for ID cards and the yearbook and are available to schedule a Senior Portrait as well.

It is not required that your Senior Portrait be taken at this studio. If you do not submit a photo to the yearbook staff, they will use your Student ID photo instead.

Your senior portrait for the yearbook needs to meet the requirements listed below:

  • Submit a head and shoulders shot – fully clothed – in color and one-inch head size. Overall, the dimensions should be 1 ½ inches wide by 2 inches high, and 300 d.p.i. and should be sent as a jpeg file (standard for magazines). Most photos are usually 1 MB or more in size. Do not crop your photo.
  • The background may be any color except black or white.
  • No hats, props, logos, pets, or horizontal shots – only you in the i.d. photo!
  • Please submit your selected photo (meeting all requirements) and your students preferred first and last name
  • All photos must be digital copies that can be emailed.
  • Please submit the original photo, not a copy.

No Hard Copy Photos Will Be Accepted.

If you do not submit a photo to the yearbook staff will use your student ID photo instead – (take your school photos seriously!) 

Digital photos can be emailed to the Shingle editors:

Senior Portrait Example
Good Headshot Example
Senior Portrait Example NOT
Bad Example Because of Prop & Subject Too Small

Senior Grad Ads

Grad Ads are an opportunity for families to submit photos and a personal message for graduating seniors.

Includes photos of your choice (school appropriate) and a personalized message of your choice for your graduating student, friend, etc.


  • 1/8 page = $50
  • 1/4 page = $80
  • 1/2 page = $160
  • Full page = $300                                       

We accept only digital copies of pictures; the personal messages need to be typed clearly. Personal messages should not exceed 30 words for 1/8 page; 60 for ¼; 80-100 for ½ and full page. No heirloom pictures please.

The Shingle editors will arrange the photos and messages themselves according to a set design. Please do not submit hard copy photos, only digital.

Payment for Grad Ads is available on the Parents Source/SchoolPay. You can also make out a check to Ballard High School and reference the Grad Ad. Student can drop off checks in the Main Office or in the Activity Center (AC) in the Fiscal Office.

Send all photos as jpegs and personalized messages to the ballard shingle editors at

Yearbook Sale Dates and Prices

YEARBOOKS – Yearbook sales dates are established in accordance with state tax policies. Yearbooks are sold online through the parent Source/SchoolPay, during lunch, break, and in the activity center after school.  No yearbook sales between April TBD and Beaver Day, June TBD.  Pre-sold yearbooks will be distributed on Beaver Day, June TBD.  Yearbook sales will resume following Beaver Day until books are sold out.

Yearbook Sales Dates posted as they become available.

*Activity Cards (sticker) can be purchased for $35 on parents SchoolPay on the Source

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