Emery High School’s Student Newspaper
The Spartan Shield
Staff Application Form
Name: _____________________________________________ Grade ______
Mailing Address: _________________________________________________________
Home Phone: _____________________________ Cell Phone: _____________________
The Spartan Shield school newspaper is a nongraded, extracurricular program which does not include class credit. Work done by staff members takes place during non-class time. The staff will meet periodically before and after school and during lunch breaks. Students are assigned projects for each edition and are given deadlines for completion. Student work will be edited and critiqued by the advisor, Mr. Davis. Generally, four newspapers will be published each school year.
By being on the staff, you will have the opportunity of working with others toward the singular goal of publishing a school newspaper. You will have your own writing and other work published with your byline. You will have meaningful material for your portfolio and resume. You will receive training in journalism which will help you improve your writing and other communication skills, and you will learn to meet the challenges of meeting deadlines. These are all skills that will help you in college and in life. You may also have opportunities of receiving college scholarships.
Following are areas of participation by students on The Spartan Shield staff. Please check your areas of interest:
_____ News writing _____ Art and graphics _____ Layout and production
_____ Feature writing _____ Photography _____ Sports writing
_____ Editorial writing _____ Business and sales _____ Opinion columns
On the back of this paper, please write a short essay on why you are interested in being on the school newspaper staff. Also, list any experience you have had in journalism. When you have completed this application form, return it to the main office in person or by mail to: Principal Larry W. Davis, Emery High School, PO Box 499, Castle Dale, Utah 84513.
DisclosureName of Club, Team, Group, or Activity: Spartan Shield
Name of school employee responsible for the activity: Larry Davis
Maximum number of students involved: Unlimited
Student cost associated with this activity: None
Will tryouts be used to select students: No
If yes, list dates of tryouts:
Beginning date of activity: Start of school year
Ending date of activity: End of school year
Attach a tentative schedule of activities, events, performances, or games with dates, times, and places if possible. Refer to school calendar
Are there nonseason events or activities that are required, suggested, or optional for students to attend: No
If yes, list the activities, dates, times and locations:
Additional information considered important regarding this event: Staff members will be responsible for reporting school news in the on-line school newspaper.