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Students in control room 1990sBack 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.
 
Nik Long shoots video of JLab equipmentIn early October, the NNPS-TV production team got to shoot on location at Jefferson Lab for the Elementary Engineering Design Challenge held October 28.
 
Tyshawna and AlexisAlexis 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!
 
NNPS logoThe next School Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 13 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.
 
STAR Awards logoNNPS-TV is airing the STAR Awards throughout October. STAR stands for "Students Taking Action and Responsibility," and the award honors students for their leadership, initiative, citizenship, and good works.
 

beach ball grad capNNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17) will air the 2016 NNPS Summer Graduation starting October 5.

 
adult camera operatorThe 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.
 
flying droneRemote Production Training Camp was held August 29 through September 2, culminating with a production practice football game at Todd Stadium.
 

footballNNPS-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.

 
Nik LongYouthful as NNPS-TV's Nik Long may be, the talented and energetic videographer and producer has been serving Newport News Public Schools for 20 years. He received a big thank you and a recognition pin in honor of his many years of service in July.
 
Teachers of the YearThe Teachers of the Year Banquet honors NNPS's top teachers as selected by their colleagues. The banquet was recorded by NNPS-TV and will air on Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17 during the month of September.
 
Stout with Mr. Price"I get to watch TV eight hours a day," says Josh Stout, a 2015 graduate of the NNPS Telecommunications program.
 
The Center for Apprenticeship & Adult Training at New Horizons Regional Education Center is offering "Introduction to Video Production" this fall. The course will be held at the NNPS Telecommunications Center starting in September.
 

Communicator AwardThe NNPS-TV production team has won a number of awards this year, with two videos that literally went "above and beyond" garnering two awards each.