The Roar, student yearbook at Harrisonville High School, attempts to cover the people and events of the school community as fairly, impartially and accurately as possible. It provides a history in pictures and copy of a particular year. Through the emphasis on the skills of writing, design, photography, and business, it offers an educational opportunity for staff members who must learn to accept responsibility and assume leadership roles. It serves as a form of public relations for the school and community.
The editors and staff members reserve the right to select content and determine priorities in both photographs and written material and student editors make all content desicions. They never knowingly libel, invade the privacy of, deny the rights of or ridicule or mock an individual or group. Good taste, common sense, school and community standards and ethics of responsible journalism are observed.
The yearbook focuses on school news and personalities. Community, state, national and international events are covered as they relate to students and the school and contribute to a complete picture of a school year. Student activities and groups not sponsored by the school are not covered on a regular basis, but could be covered in features.
Although the yearbook staff works hard to include as many students as possible in the yearbook, the staff is under no obligation to include every student, including portraits. Students who do not have their pictures taken by LifeTouch Studios on the designated days assigned by the school will not have their portrait included in the book. The Roar staff is not obligated to include a "not pictured" list.