Senior Info

Yearbook Senior Photo Specs

Monroe High School Yearbook Senior Section Specifications


Our goal is that the senior section reflects positively on the yearbook, the Senior Class, and MHS.

  • Please exclude photos with large writing/logos on apparel.
  • Please exclude pets & large props.
  • Photos must be vertical.
  • Head & shoulder shots are recommended. If a full body photo is submitted, it will be cropped to waist and above.
  • Please ask your photographer to remove any text label or watermark from your photo.

Image Format:

Submit photos in JPEG image format. If you are able, edit to 300dpi and 1.5” x 2” or larger. If you are unfamiliar with these settings, submit original image file and we will edit for you.

Who is a Senior?

The official senior class roster is provided by the counseling department and contains students who qualify as seniors according to academic standing. This will be the list the yearbook staff will use to determine the Senior Class. Occasionally an error is made and a senior is not included in the senior section. We ask seniors to help us prevent errors by checking postings of the senior pages in the gym lobby & outside room 510 in December. Seniors will also be reminded via the Daily Bulletin and announcements. Running Start and Sno-Isle students should also make an effort to check these postings.

When and how do I submit my senior picture?

Photos are due the 2nd Friday of November each year. Please email the photo to You may also mail or drop off a photo or disc to Stephanie Hudson here at the high school.

The email account is setup to generate an automatic reply when your email is successfully received. We appreciate your understanding that we are unable to manually respond to the hundreds of senior photo emails that will be arriving. Please remind your senior to check the lists outside of room 510 in November as we will post a list of missing senior photos.

Also note, if a sender submits several messages, the automatic reply will be sent at most once every 4 days per account limitations.

It is our goal to include ALL seniors so if you are on the list and we don’t receive a photo from you, we will contact you to find it! And if you don’t have any, we can take one for you here on campus.

Senior Grad Reminder Newsletter

Senior Timeline

Senior year is exciting but can be a stressful time. Organization can be helpful in relieving the stress. Utilizing the Career Center for scholarship information, financial aid information, SAT and ACT information is important as well.

Here is a timeline that might be helpful


  • Submit request to counselor for the Common Application and Coalition Application
  • Narrow down your college list making sure the colleges have your major. Plan on applying to at least five colleges.
  • Monitor social media accounts. 40% of College Admissions advisors look at social media accounts when deciding student admissions in 2017!


  • Gather at least 2 letters of recommendation at least 2 weeks before you need them
  • Apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Opens October 1st of senior year (
  • Visit and create an account if you haven't already. You sign up for SAT and ACT testing through this website. Have your test scores sent to colleges through this website as well
  • Start or continue your scholarship search. Visit the Career Center for scholarship opportunities and help


  • Sign up SAT/ACT if you haven't already done so
  • Submit all application material by deadlines (University of Washington is November 15th)
  • Continue search for scholarships
  • Sign up in the Career Center for upcoming college visits at MHS and Field Trips


  • Remember that grades count - even second semester!
  • Sign up for SAT/ACT tests if you haven't already. You can take them as often as you like
  • Continue search for scholarships


  • Start the application process for Community Colleges and Trade schools
  • Schedule visits to your prospective colleges
  • Make a decision on a college and send in Enrollment Confirmation



Letter of Recommendation

  • Do you need a letter of recommendation written for a college or scholarship application or for a private school you are applying to?
  • Remember - Always give a minimum of 10 to 15 school days notice for anyone you are asking to write a letter of recommendation
  • Don't forget to write a thank-you note to anyone who writes a letter for you

The Letter of Recommendation form is found on the Forms tab under Counseling or in the Counseling Office.