Each year, SOCES PTA produces a commemorative booklet for the 5th grade class. Photos of students as babies and throughout their elementary school years are collected for inclusion in the yearbook. Both the front and back covers are designed by students hand drawn art - everyone is invited to submit their drawing, which is reviewed by a committee. Finalists are voted on by the 5th grade class, with the top two vote-getters earning the covers.
Parents purchase yearbooks in May; they are distributed in mid-June. Students usually go around to teachers, administrators and friends asking them to "please sign my yearbook!" The book is truly a wonderful memento of their final year in elementary school.