• Hello Arbor Creek MS Families!

     

           ACMS Yearbooks are on sale for $55 until April 15th!

    Take advantage of this awesome deal because this year at ACMS only happens once!

    Back by popular demand, personalize your yearbook cover with your name and favorite icons. You have the option of up to 3 lines of name stamping & up to 4 icons. '8th Grade Dedications' are now up and running, the deadline for completion is December 1, 2019. '8th Grade Dedications' are a meaningful way to memorialize the pride you have for your student’s accomplishments and growth. Ordering the ACMS Yearbook & 8th Grade Dedication is easy, just click this link

     

    Have a great 2019-2020 school year!

    ACMS Yearbook Staff

     

    Creating an 8th Grade Dedication Ad for your students is a wonderful way to celebrate their accomplishments and journey before entering high school. In addition, 8th Graders can celebrate their friendships/team/events with group ads. The deadline for completing your ad is December 1, 2019.

    • 8th Grade Ad can be purchased at a separate time from purchasing the yearbook.

    • The deadline for creating and completing the ads is December 1st.

    • The ad can be created over time, you DO NOT need to complete the ad in one sitting.

    • Balfour makes creating the ad fun & easy if you have any issues the call center is very helpful.  

      1-800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687)  If a picture does not rotate incorrectly Balfour can assist in making that correction.

    • Below are the step-by-step instructions for creating the ad.

    • Recommendation for creating a dedication ad: 

      - Create a folder on your desktop and copy photos that you possibly want to include in the ad.  

      - Type out your message to your student before creating the ad, you can copy and paste directly to the ad. Yearbook Staff & Balfour do not make any grammar or spelling corrections. 

    Starting Your Ad:

    1. Go to www.balfour.com

    2. Enter our school name.

    3. On our school’s page, click the Yearbook (or Ad icon, if present).

    4. In the Shop Categories list, click Yearbook Ads.

    5. Select the size of the ad you would like to purchase.

    6. Create an account. Your account allows you to track orders, save your ad so you can complete it in a future session, and check out faster. Be assured that your info won’t be used for anything other than logging into this site. If you already have an account on balfour.com, you can use it to log in.

    7. Enter your student’s name and click Create New Ad.

    Designing Your Ad - You can save your ad at any time and return to complete it in another session.

    8. Select an ad design. All ad sizes have multiple designs - select the one with the number of image boxes and caption boxes that best suits your needs.

    Note: Each ad size has a single-image design. Use this design if you’ve created your ad in a graphics editing program like Adobe PhotoshopTM.

    9. Next, add pictures to your gallery by clicking Upload Photos. A file list will open - select the image(s) to upload. You can upload multiple pictures by holding the Ctrl or Shift keys. Click the Open button to proceed with the upload. For best results, images should be medium to high quality (300ppi), and not larger than 8MB per image. JPG, JPEG or PNG formats are suitable for use. (Note: Images from some cell phones can be too small to reproduce in print.

    10. To insert an image into an image frame, simply drag it from the gallery onto the frame.

    11. After placing an image, click on the photo to display the Photo Tools. The buttons allow you to scale, reposition or add a border to a photo.

    12. Once your images are the way you want them, you’re ready to add text. Click on a text area and begin typing. You can edit the style of the text by adjusting the font, size, color, or alignment.

    13. When all images and text areas are complete, you can also change the ad’s background color.

    Finishing up after saving your ad, click Preview Ad. A preview/proof of your ad will be displayed. To save a copy of your ad to your computer, right-click on the preview and click Save Image As. This will save a JPG preview to your computer (the final version in the yearbook will be high-resolution). Our school reserves the right to edit ads based on school policy & yearbook guidelines.

    When your ad is complete, click Add to Cart to add it to your shopping cart. From the Shopping Cart page, you can check out, or continue shopping. 

    Thank you again for placing an ad in the yearbook...we appreciate your support! 

     

     

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    Steps for ordering an ACMS yearbook online:

    1. Click the link above, or go to Shop.Balfour.com

    2. Type in “Arbor Creek Middle School”

    3. Select our school

    4. Click on “Yearbook”

    5. Scroll down to the section labeled “Individual Yearbook Items”

    6. Select the yearbook 

    7. Type in your student’s first and last name, grade, and homeroom teacher (Eagletime Teacher).

    8. Select the desired quantity of yearbook(s)

    9. Oder any personalizations (how to personalize info below) 
    10. Click “Add to Cart”

    11. Click “Proceed to Checkout”

    12. In order to checkout, either create a Balfour account or proceed as a guest

    13. Complete the billing address

    14. Complete the shipping address

    15. Complete the shipping method

    16. Complete the payment method

    17. Place the order

    18. Congratulations! You are now finished ordering your yearbook.

    If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please email Mrs. Wasiak-Burns, the yearbook adviser, at Wasiak-burnsJ@lisd.net

    Thank you for your support of the ACMS yearbook program.

      

    How to Name Stamp the Cover:

    1. Once you have clicked on the symbol for the Arbor Creek Middle School Yearbook you will enter your student's name and grade. Next on the right side of the page is a dropdown menu for your student's "Eagle Time" teacher (homeroom teacher).   

    2. Directly below that, you will see “Name Stamp Line 1” click on that and then a picture of ‘the corner of a yearbook’ will dropdown.

    3. Click on ‘the corner of a yearbook’ picture and then another dropdown will appear that will allow you to type in a name.

    Stamp Line  

     

     How to stamp an Activity Icon:

    1. Just below the name stamping options is the option to stamp Activity Icons.

    2. Click on the “Activity Icon”.

    3. Then click on “Icons” in a white square and scroll down through the option to choose icons.

    4. Below is a picture of the process and the stamped activity icons options.

     Icon Line

    YB Icons