The School Newspaper of Desert Vista High School

DVHS Thunder Media

The School Newspaper of Desert Vista High School

DVHS Thunder Media

The School Newspaper of Desert Vista High School

DVHS Thunder Media


You wouldn’t know by the looks of our young and energetic staff, but the Storm Yearbook is one of the oldest student-run publications on campus, dating back to DVHS’ first year in 1996! We’re committed to preserving DVHS’ rich history and tradition for many years to come.

Yearbook consists of an enthusiastic and diverse group of students. We work hard every day of the year from the C-223 Computer Lab to bring you one of the best student publications in the country – The Storm Yearbook!

Our team is divided into two staffs (general staff and editorial staff), each with its own set of responsibilities and goals. We offer training in each of our staffs and take applicants during the spring semester. If you’re interested in joining the staff and have a passion for excellence and creativity, we encourage you to apply in the Spring!

Classroom:  C-223   Advisor: Mrs. Marianne Kim   email: [email protected]

social media handle: @DV_thestormyearbook (Instagram & Twitter)


Our mission is to create publications for students, about students, with help from students. We want to involve you in the decision-making and include you in the experience. After all, it’s your book, your newspaper and your website. We just make it.

Our process is to brainstorm, conduct research, read, look, listen, ask, explore and do everything possible to bring our school the best possible yearbook. We ask what you want and we try to deliver. We submit the book 100 percent digitally and our printing company, Jostens, prints it. We like chronological coverage, interactivity, alternative story forms and getting students into the book as many times as possible. We like to be journalistic and to develop our concept in innovative ways. We know our readers don’t really care about those last two parts, but we do.

Room C-223 is a fun place. From staff celebrations to deadline stress and Post-It notes, it’s a great place to be part of something big that lasts a lifetime.

Students interested in yearbook start with Media and Publication 1-2. It’s an elective class for technology credit in the CTE Communication Media Technology department. You can take this at any grade level, and you’ll learn a little bit about interviewing, reporting, design, photography, concept, coverage and how yearbook works. You’ll get to contribute to the book and decide whether to apply for a position on the editorial staff the following year.

Media and Publications 3-8 is publications class, and the staff is usually comprised of students in grades 10-12. Sometimes students have special circumstances that enable them to go directly to yearbook without taking Media and Publication 1-2 (Did you take photo? graphic comm?), so if you think you have sufficient background and you’re ready for the advanced publications class, please contact Mrs. Kim.

What do we do, exactly? Well, it’s a lot of work. We won’t lie. But it’s also a lot of fun and something to remember forever. Here’s some of what we do:

  • report on things happening at DVHS and in students’ lives outside of school
  • conduct interviews, polls, surveys and market research
  • shoot digital photos
  • use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere and Adobe InDesign
  • create and implement marketing and sales plans
  • handle advertisements and design business ads
  • write stories, headlines, captions and alternative copy forms
  • edit pages for consistency and style
  • produce The Storm yearbook, View Newspaper, social media and

And we also:

  • attend local, state and national journalism conferences and yearbook workshops
  • eat, play, laugh and much more!

2021-2022 Important Information:

Photos days are scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10 in the auditorium. Students take pictures during English classes. If a student does not have an English class, please have the photo taken before the school day begins, during Thunder Hour, or at lunch. 

Flyers and packet information will be handed out prior to picture day. Preordering can be done online. Information for preordering will be sent out via email and on the Daily Bolt. If you would like to purchase pictures after they have been taken so you can proof the picture before purchase you will be able to do this online. The link for purchase after picture day will be emailed to students and posted on the Daily Bolt. Pictures are being taken by Southwest Photography.

  • Retake day –
    Nov. 6 7:30 am – 3:20 pm


Students and Community members can buy the book directly from Jostens’ website (purchase a personalized yearbook via Jostens) or at the bookstore.



Purchase of a senior ad can be done via The Yearbook Company.

View the details HERE