This is Aquila, Ferndale High School's Yearbook
The Eagle, a northern constellation south of Cygnus, containing the bright star Altair.
Welcome to Aquila's home page. On this site you will find information related to the current production year, as well as a few facts from the past. If you are a student, you are encouraged to refer to this site for design ideas, software use and procedures, deadlines and other important information. If you are a parent or a visitor, we hope you find this site useful for understanding more about what actually goes into the production of a high school publication. Please note and feel free to explore the helpful links in the sidebar at the right.
The Aquila was first published at the turn of the 20th century, circa 1912, in fact. Of course, back then, yearbooks, or annuals as they are often called, were published in monochrome ("black and white") form rather than in color. Furthermore, the design and layout process was radically different, as well. Whereas, today we produce books first in digital form (digital photos, digital design software, etc.), back then pages were put together by hand. The term "paste up" might be familiar to those of you who grew up before the advent of digital technologies.
Welcome again to Room 711. We hope you have a great time exploring this classrooom site.