Vancouver Technical School

Year: 2014

For two high school editors of the small East Texas town of Van, creating a nationally recognized book was something of which dreams are made. But the 2014 Vandalite yearbook brought the nicest form of a reality check to its town. The 256-page book did the impossible. It merged the classic tradition of print with the ever-changing emergence of video in one publication. With the MovieBook on the front cover, the yearbook transformed the memories of the year into a video that students could watch over and over again. With the theme of “Yeah, that just happened,” the Vandalite covered the school year like never before. Not only was the yearbook a huge hit with the students and teachers, the staff were also featured on the local news. None of this would have been possible without the technology and amazing service FutureBook delivers!

– Jeanette Germany, Adviser

Burnsview Secondary has just received the finest printed yearbook ever in the school’s history, and we are already looking forward with excitement to the possibilities for next year’s book!

Shelley Seip

Advisor

With FutureBook, we have been able to add in many features that weren’t possible before with our budget.

Sandra Lambe

Advisor

I have had an exceptional experience working with FutureBook Yearbooks. They have made the yearbook production easier, more efficient and definitely less stressful. We were able to produce a higher quality yearbook at a lower cost to the students. I strongly recommend FutureBook Yearbooks as your publisher.

Sammy Lau

Yearbook Editor

FutureBook has helped Frank Hurt Secondary produce some of the best yearbooks this school has ever seen. One of the best changes for us is that the students are now getting great experience using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Previously, the students were using online templates and getting little design experience. I have had students flourish in yearbook design and go on to more education in the design area when they graduate.

Tina Johnson

Advisor

FutureBook also provides a wide variety of helpful resources. I have been able to use pre-made lessons on various topics such as photography skills, design and layout. Not only are these lessons a time saver for me, but they have allowed us the necessary tools to build our book with InDesign. Last summer I had the pleasure of attending the FutureBook Summer Yearbook workshop with a student. The trip was fun and educational for both of us, and really emphasized the family-like atmosphere found at FutureBook. We were taught new skills and tricks in various yearbook programs, and were also able to collaborate with other schools, which was extremely valuable for me.

Jessica Bennett

Advisor

We did have one complaint this year from some students though… Our books were too heavy! And that is one great complaint to have! FutureBook’s pages are THICK…and beautiful. There is no comparison between their prints and the competition. The pages are absolutely amazing quality and the print is vibrant and gorgeous. I dare any other publisher to compare products.

Mark Zarate

Advisor

It has been refreshing to work with FutureBook, as they have been game to try anything new we came up with. For all ideas we have had so far, in most cases the ideas were executed with a minimal difference in cost. We have made square books, landscape books, included fold-outs, onion skins, and started printing on the back of the end sheets and both sides of the slipcover. It has been refreshing to have this much artistic license, and the final product has always been impressive.

Rainer Mehl

Advisor

We have been very pleased with FutureBook’s service and especially the degree of personalization that you offer to our staff and students. The tree-planting program for each book we ordered was extremely well received, especially by the students at Senior School and the environmental stewardship committee.

Adrienne Davidson

Advisor

Perhaps the biggest difference, however, has been the hard copy proofs that we receive, including a mock-up of our whole book, cover and all, before the book went to press.

Sandra Lambe

Advisor

I honestly think that having a ProofBook makes FutureBook better than any other publisher. Hands-down. It’s not even close.

Mark Zarate

Advisor

5/5 from 100+ Schools

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