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graduation capThe NNPS high school graduations were held June 9, 11 and 12. NNPS-TV video-recorded the commencement ceremonies for replay on NNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17. DVDs will be available for purchase. *Note: There has been a change in the times of Woodside's broadcast on July 1.

 

Every year, NNPS-TV records the Newport News Public Schools awards ceremonies to air on NNPS-TV Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17 during the summer. End-of-the-year ceremonies include: STAR Awards (Elementary and Secondary), Teachers of the Year, Salute to Success, Exemplary Support Staff Awards, and the NNPS Retirement Banquet.

 

City CouncilThe "Sports Highlights" team of Telecom Supervisor Ray Price (Executive Producer and Director) and Greg Bicouvaris (Show Host), along with show creator Paul Cummings, was recognized by the City of Newport News for 25 years of service producing the TV show featuring interviews with local and national sports figures. The city council issued a "Resolution of Recognition" congratulating them and wishing them continued success in the future.

 

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.

 

Telecom groupNNPS Telecom students did their usual fine job video-recording the high school graduations, most of which were held in the Hampton Coliseum the second weekend in June.

 
NNPS logoThe next School Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox 47/FiOS 17) and re-played at later dates.
 

Teach Me TVA new series of training videos is being produced by NNPS-TV: "Teach Me TV," which is teacher training geared toward new teachers, but that also allows all teachers to keep up with cutting edge teaching techniques.

 
Every15MinsFor high school students, springtime means prom season is here, and with that comes preparation: purchasing a dress or renting a tuxedo, perhaps doing a "promposal" or otherwise finding a date, securing a ride or a car, and ... stopping to think about the dangers of distracted or drunk driving.
 
On Saturday, April 23, Telecom students participated in the SAGE Expo at Patrick Henry Mall. SAGE is the Student Advisory Group on Education, a group of high school students that meets regularly with Superintendent Dr. Ashby Kilgore to share their views and offer input.
 
tennis set upJust like they do every year, Telecom students video-recorded the annual Dr. Mary V. Bicouvaris Memorial Tennis Tournament for television. But this year something was different: Their remote video production truck was newly upgraded so they could record in HD (High Definition).
 
interviewMotivated Telecom students were "fit for duty" last month, covering events celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child.
 

Drone ControlsNNPS-TV is providing tours and hands-on learning to three student TV crews this spring. Students from McIntosh Elementary School toured the studio in March, and Saunders Elementary School students will visit in late April. Additionally, An Achievable Dream Middle School's Broadcast Club will enjoy a tour at the end of the month.

 
LugoThe creative juices are flowing at Telecom as juniors and seniors complete a variety of shows for their TV Production classes.
 
NASA visitorsTelecom students and faculty are over the moon for their new project: creating "Spotlite videos" for a NASA web series. The videos are 90- to 120-second video segments designed to increase scientific literacy by explaining common science misconceptions. Each one will focus on a single STEM concept.