WELCOME TO the Wonderful World of MS. DAVIS
1st period: Journalism I, Literary Magazine Production I,II, III
2nd period: Newspaper Production I, II, III
3rd period: Yearbook Production I, II, III
4th period: Information Technology In a Global Society ITGS
contact Christine Davis @ extension 6178

This class is responsible for producing the Palantir, the award winning Trinity student newspaper. Students report, write, edit, take and edit digital photos, create documents using desktop publishing programs, and sell ads to support publishing costs. Students also attend summer workshop, compete in UIL competitions and attend the ILPC State Journalism conference.

This class is responsible for producing the Triune, the state and national award winning THS student yearbook. Students report, write and edit copy, take and edit digital photos, place copy and photos into a desktop publishing program to create book and market the yearbook to students to support publishing costs. Students also attend summer workshop, compete in UIL events, various state and national competitions and travel to ILPC State Journalism Conference.

Journalism I

Welcome to Journalism I. Journalism I students will be introduced to journalism. They will explore history, responsibilities, interviewing, writing, style, advertising, photography, and design.


The IB Diploma Program Information Technology in a Global Society is the study of the impacts of information technology on individuals and society. It explores the use of digitized information at the local and global level, and provides a framework for making informed judgments about the use of technology within social contexts.

Why take Journalism? Become a part of a winning team and make a difference for yourself and your school. Journalism students do better. Improve writing skills. Journalism students score higher on the AP English exam than non-journalism students. Journalism students also score higher on average on the SAT and ACT. Impress colleges. Universities and colleges like to see publications work on the application. It shows a variety of skills necessary to become a successful college student. Earn computer credit. Advanced journalism students can receive desktop publishing and graphics credits as their required high school computer credits. Win awards and gain recognition. Triune yearbook has earned Gold Medalist rankings and Silver Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The Triune yearbook has been named a Pacemaker Finalist and received a Pacemaker Award in the National Scholastic Press Association competition. Triune yearbook and the Palantir newspaper are consistent winners at the State's Interscholastic League Press Conference. . Both publications' staff members have won numerous individual awards.

Classroom Technology Advanced Journalism students are expected to use technology on a daily basis. Students have access to Macintosh computers to complete assignments. Newspaper and Yearbook students are expected to use Microsoft Word, Adobe Creative Suites' Indesign and Photoshop for publications work. Both publications use digital photography with Canon Rebel cameras as the standard.

Frequently Asked Yearbook Questions

1) How do I get my senior picture in the yearbook? All senior pictures must be taken at by Glamourcraft. There is no sitting fee for the yearbook portrait. Visit Glamourcraft.com for dates/appointment times. All photos must be taken by November to be included in the yearbook.

2) When do we order senior ads? Senior ad contracts and payment are due by Nov. 4 pending space, on a first come first serve basis. Contact jostens.com/yearbooksads to order.

3) When is the yearbook distributed? We distribute the yearbook sometime in the last few weeks of school.

4) Why doesn't the yearbook cover prom/graduation/softball/baseball/track/etc.? Because our yearbook is delivered in May, our final deadline is in February. We are not able to submit material after that final deadline.

5) How do I order my yearbook? Order yearbooks at Jostensyearbooks.com and follow the prompts for Trinity High School. All orders must be received by the end of January.