Telecom student and robotics enthusiast Gabe Odachowski took the initiative to do a live web stream of the "Rumble in the Roads" FIRST
Robotics Competition, which was held at Menchville High School in November.
The next School Board Meeting (Operating Budget) will be held Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17) and re-played at later dates.
The NNPS-TV team has been honored with a number of awards this year, including two Telly Awards. The team's hard work and extra effort made for unique videos that convey the programs and initiatives of Newport News' public school system. The videos can be seen on television and on the Web, and also via the NNPS app.
Starting next school year, Telecom seniors will receive honors-level credit for Telvision II.
Master Control Operator Chris James has been serving Newport News Public Schools for 22 years. Over the summer, she received congratulations, a big thank you, and a recognition pin in honor of her many years of service.
Earlier this fall, Telecom program graduate Lawrenzo Green had the opportunity to use the skills he learned at Telecom to work on a video project with the city channel, Newport News TV (NNTV Cox Channel 48/Verizon FiOS 19).
Not everyone knows that in the early days of Newport New Public Schools' Telecommunications program, classes in both television and radio broadcasting were offered. TV production has endured for 30 years, but the radio program was canceled after five, despite student success stories.
In early October, the NNPS-TV production team got to shoot on location at Jefferson Lab for the Elementary Engineering Design Challenge held October 28.
Back in the days of big hair, Madonna, tube TVs, and VCRs, the program at Newport New Public Schools' Telecommunications Center was just getting started. The fledgling program offered high school students hands-on learning and job training that was technical in nature but appealing to teenagers. It involved their favorite things - television and radio - and an opportunity to be creative.
Alexis Perkins, the tireless exercise host of NNPS-TV's 'Fuzion Fitness' workout show, has collaborated with a fellow fitness instructor to write and publish a book on ... hair!
The evening Video Production class at Telecom is underway, with 10 adults enrolled. The course is offered through the Center for Apprenticeship & Adult Training at New Horizons Regional Education Center, and is taught by Telecom Supervisor Ray Price and Telecom Instructor Carl Daniels, Jr.
NNPS-TV has been covering high school football for over 25 years! This year, four Friday-night games will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis. Watch the games on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17) the Wednesday and Friday following the game.