Yearbook Distribution Day is COMING!!!

posted May 18, 2011, 8:11 PM by Unknown user

Yearbooks will be handed out starting TUESDAY!!!! Head down to the atrium outside the office to pick up your FREE copy. 

Interim Memories

posted Feb 14, 2011, 11:52 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 14, 2011, 10:23 PM ]

Submit your interim trip memories and highlights by filling out the form here. Please remember that due to space issues, not all memories will make it to print. The Islander staff will choose a selection of them, but we do ask that everyone submit and we will compile the best ones.

Senior Portraits & Parent Ads DUE JAN 30!

posted Jan 20, 2011, 4:39 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 20, 2011, 11:54 PM ]

Remember to submit your senior portrait to us by January 30! Parent Ads are also due on this day, click here to find out more about how to submit an ad for your graduate. All photos should be emailed to us at


posted Dec 5, 2010, 10:06 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 5, 2010, 10:10 PM ]

Want your voice to be heard in the yearbook this year? The best way is to check our website regularly for surveys and give us your responses. Click here to see the available surveys for your grade!

Senior Bios Due FEB 27

posted Dec 5, 2010, 10:06 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 15, 2011, 12:20 AM ]

Remember to get your Senior Bios into the yearbook staff by Sunday, February 27. You can submit your bio here, and remember you must log into your SAS Gmail account in order to view the form. All submissions will be edited for profanity and sexual inuendo and the yearbook staff has final publishing rights. Remember you may not mention your friends by name, or by nicknames. 

Online Payments!

posted Nov 18, 2010, 5:24 PM by Unknown user

The Islander staff is pleased to announce that we now accept online payments via PayPal! You can now pay for your Parent Ad, Corporate Ad, or mailing fees right here on our website using your Visa or MasterCard. And you don't even need to have a PayPal account! Simply fill out the respective form for the service you require and then navigate to the payment page to process your payment. If you require any help with processing, feel free to drop us a line at

2010 Book Awards

posted Oct 6, 2010, 7:41 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 6, 2010, 9:05 PM ]

Congratulations to the 2010 Islander Staff! The National Scholastic Press Association has critiqued the 2010 yearbook, and awarded it a First Class honor! We have also received a silver award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Way to go!


Online Viewing

posted Oct 6, 2010, 7:40 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 6, 2010, 8:39 PM ]

The 2010 yearbook is now available for online viewing!

How to Pick Your Senior Quote

posted Oct 6, 2010, 7:29 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 6, 2010, 8:34 PM ]

The following tips are from Bill Simmons, sports columnist, who posted them on (Why is ESPN giving yearbook tips? Not sure, but I guess that just goes to show how important yearbooks are in our culture!)

You can quote me on this
By Bill Simmons
- Page 2 columnist for

You might remember the impetus for today's column, but just in case ...

    Q: I am a senior in high school, and it is about time to write our Senior Quotes. I really want mine to be funny. Any suggestions?

    -- Christopher Burk, Bellport, N.Y.
 Well, Christopher... you came to the right place. I have been kicking myself about my high school yearbook quote for years. Here's what I actually chose: 

David Bowie
    And these children that you spit on
    As they try to change their worlds
    Are immune to your consultations
    They're quite aware of what they're going through
    -- David Bowie

Translation: I'm an enormous dork.

And it wasn't just me; almost everyone screws up their high school yearbook quote. It's like a rite of passage. My buddy Jim and I were on the phone this week sifting through our yearbook ... it was like a 100-page car crash. Why in God's name did everyone take it so seriously? Quote after agonized quote from The Police, Rush, Styx, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Boston, Journey ... you would have thought we were these anguished, miserable, disaffected kids. Please. We were going to prep school!

Maybe the only positive? Looking back, yearbooks are loaded with about as much unintentional comedy as you can pack in a hardcover book. The haircuts. The fashion styles. The quote choices. The dedications. You can't even believe what's happening as you're reading along. For instance, my old friend Adam used a Bananarama quote in our yearbook. Bananarama! You think that doesn't haunt him every day?

Some tips about your yearbook choices:

1. If you can help it, avoid picking any quote from a band that might not be aroun d in 10 years. If you want to cast your lot with Kid Rock, the White Stripes, Alicia Keys, India Arie, The Vines, The Hives or any of these other musical acts that people enjoy right now ... you're basically rolling the dice. Look at poor Adam. Bananarama. This actually happened. If it's a bubblegum act of the day, stay away. Stick with Bruce, the Stones, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and everyone else who will remain respectable 20 years from now.
2. If you feel like doing something wacky with your picture -- a nose piercing, a visible tattoo, a freaky hairdo -- don't do it. You will regret it. Remember, you'll be showing your kids this thing some day.
3. If they allow a section where you can write little comments, tributes and dedications, then ...

A. Never say anything maudlin or sentimental about the person you're dating -- you will be linked to them forever and ever. Just remember, when you get to college, you will break up with them by Columbus Day Weekend, probably get back together during Thanksgiving Break, then break up for good during Christmas vacation. Everyone thinks, "Oh, it won't happen to us." Believe me, it's going to happen -- 99 out of 100 people eventually break up with their high school flames. So keep the gooey stuff to minimum. If you're devoting a quote to your significant other, choose this one: "Dead man walking!"

B. Never gratuitously thank your friends, family ... that's just lame. Nobody wants to read that stuff. If you want to thank someone, thank a teacher. They devoted their lives to helping kids like you, you ungrateful slob.

C. Don't identify your friends by their initials. Just write their names. Years later, you won't even remember what half the initials stood for.

D. If you have a close friend of the opposite sex, don't spend too much time on them ... odds are, one of you will end up making a move on the other one down the road, it will play out badly, and you will never speak again. And even if you make it through college, once you get married, your spouse won't let you be friends with them anymore. So start cutting ties now. Again, just trust me.

Most importantly, have fun with your quote. Nobody wants to read how miserable you are, or how confused you are, or how much you hate everyone, or how everyone underestimated you, or how parents and teachers are purely and simply evil, or the world's keeping you down, or how nobody loves you ... come on! It's high school! Everyone's miserable in high school! That's why they created high school! So have some fun. I've always been jealous of my buddy Geoff for picking this yearbook quote:
    "            ."
    -- Mark Bavaro
Absolutely brilliant. Everyone else was killing themselves coming up with these tortured quotes, and Geoff mocked the entire thing. Why didn't I think of that? Damn him.

Simmons then lists several quotes he wishes he would have used back in high school. Here are just a few…

“Some mistakes you never stop paying for.”
– Roy Hobbs

“Don’t have anything in your life that you can’t walk away from in 30 seconds.”
– De Niro in “Heat”

“Cheer up, Brando! How ’bout a mega-burger?”
– Nat Busichio

“I have three rules which I live by: Never get less than 12 hours sleep, never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city, and never go near a lady with a tattoo of a dagger on her hand. Now you stick with that, and everything else is cream cheese.”
– The basketball coach in “Teen Wolf”

“Those fans who are booing me now will be cheering for me when I record the final out in the World Series”
– Bob Stanley, April 1986

To read the entire list (and it is a LONG list), click here.

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