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Santa Monica High School Yearbook - The Nautilus

Faculty Advisor: Dana Danesi,

Nautilus Staff
Samohi's yearbook - The Nautilus - is put together each year by a hardworking and dedicated staff of students. Working with English teacher Dana Danesi as their advisor, the staff creates a book that provides an artistic and beautiful insight and lasting memory into life as a student at Santa Monica High School.

Serving on the yearbook staff is a valuable learning experience in the field of media, since it involves interviewing, photography, editing, layout, writing, and meeting deadlines.

All students, from Sophomores to Seniors, are encouraged to join the Nautilus team, which consists of a staff of about 30-40 students. Yearbook meets daily during 5th Period.
Ordering a Yearbook
Yearbook sales begin at registration. Prices increase throughout the school year, ranging from $95 to $120 depending on when the purchase is made.

During the school year, orders for yearbooks are taken in Room L104 during lunch. Yearbooks can also be ordered online here:

Be sure to order your copy of The Nautilus early and save money as the price increases incrementally throughout the year!

Senior Pages
Space is available in the last section of the yearbook for senior pages, a meaningful commemoration of seniors. Full, half, and quarter-page sheets can be prepared and purchased by individuals, friends, and groups. Students (and their families) should avoid the stress of their senior year by purchasing their Senior page early!

The order form for Senior pages can be found here:

Senior Page Prices:
• Full Page Layout or Collage: $200
• Half Page Layout or Collage: $125
• Quarter Page Layout or Collage: $85

The last day to reserve a senior page is November 16, 2018.
All Senior Ads are due by December 14, 2018 in L104 or to Ms. Martin in E109.

Advertising in The Nautilus:
Ads from Full Page to Business Card size are sold to businesses, students, and families. Please email for additional information.

Business Ad Prices:
Business Ads in yearbook range from $85-$475. All ads are in color. The prices break down as follows:
• Eighth Page (Business Card/2x5) -$85
• Quarter Page (4x5) -$140
• Half Page (8x5) - $280
• Full Page - $475

Sponsors receive a copy of The Nautilus, recognition on the sponsors’ page, and an advertisement. The prices break down as follows:
• Donation of $300-$449 (1/8 page)
• Donation of $450-$599 (1/4 page)
• Donation of $600-$749 (1/2 page)
• Donation of $750+ (full page)
For more information, please email the Business Ads Editors at

Parent Messages:
Parents can include a special message to their favorite grads. The cost is $25 for a written message, $25 for a photo, or $40 for both. Please mail messages and/or photos (along with a check made out to Santa Monica High School) to:
Dana Danesi
Room L104
Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

You can also deliver Parent Messages and checks directly to Ms. Danesi in Room L104, or they can be delivered to Ms. Martin in the H House office in E109.

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