The 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.
The "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.
The 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.
NNPS 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.
A 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.
NNPS-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.