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Studio Scene: August 2018

Welcome to "Studio Scene," the monthly newsletter for NNPS-TV and The Telecommunications Center! Watch us on Cox Channel 47 or Verizon FiOS Channel 17, on Roku or Apple TV, or visit us at Check out our videos at or on YouTube. If you haven't already, please add us to your e-mail address book!

Telecom grad gives tour to instructor

Wilks and Price in vaultRoles were reversed recently when NNPS Telecom grad and L.A.-based television producer Steven Wilks got to show his former TV instructor around the studio.


Fall football schedule: See games live on NNPS-TV

footballThe 2018 NNPS-TV football schedule has been released! This fall will be the 28th season of NNPS-TV high school football television coverage. Three games will be broadcast LIVE. Be sure to tune in, whether on cable TV (Cox 47/Verizon FiOS 17), the live webstream, or on Roku or Apple TV. Read more and see the TV schedule.


NNPS-TV to record summer graduation

graduates in rowsTelecom staff and students will video record the 2018 NNPS Summer Graduation Tuesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. at Heritage High School.



Upgrades made to TV truck

TV truckNNPS-TV Broadcast Engineer Greg Lesko has been making improvements to the remote TV production truck this summer, getting it ready for football season and beyond. A new computer has been installed for on-screen score graphics, the computer used for live broadcasts and Internet streaming has been upgraded, and the intercom system has been rewired for better communication. Telecom students will be coming for remote broadcast training soon, so they will find the truck in tip-top shape!

Awards shows continue on NNPS-TV

STAR AwardsNNPS-TV is airing the Newport News Public Schools awards ceremonies that took place at the end of the year. Ceremonies include:  Salute to Success, Exemplary Support Staff of the Year, STAR Awards (Elementary and Secondary), Teachers of the Year, and the NNPS Retirement Banquet. Tune in to Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17, Roku, or Apple TV to see our outstanding students and staff shine!

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Summer hours

NNPS-TV/Telecom is operating on summer hours. NNPS school and administration buildings will be closed on Fridays during the summer. From now through Friday, August 17, the Telecommunications Center will be closed on Fridays. Please keep this in mind if you are stopping by to purchase a graduation DVD!

Student news

Telecom logo Telecom staff and students will video record the 2018 NNPS Summer Graduation August 7. It will be broadcast on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17, Roku and Apple TV) in the fall.

Telecom students interested in working on the remote crew will be attending Remote TV Production training at the end of the month.

FAQ about Telecom | See the Students page | Student YouTube channel


What's 'just in'?

This Just In logo"This Just In" is a quick look at exciting happenings in our school division.

This week: Deer Park Mariners' Museum Activity, Woodside JRA Canoe Trip, Jefferson Lab Teacher Night

See the video on or watch it on TV -- it shows every day at 6 and 8 a.m., noon, and 3 and 6 p.m. Or, watch it on YouTube.

What's showing

NNPS Awards shows continue on NNPS-TV, so tune in to see our stars shine: students, staff and retirees! "Economics USA" is showing this month so you can learn about our economy, and "Famous Americans" and "Democracy in America" continue. For something really amazing, check out "Ocean Vet."

Lionsbridge FC Co-Founder Mike VestSports Highlights jumped on the World Cup soccer bandwagon this summer and interviewed local soccer start-up Lionsbridge FC personnel. The Premier Development League team plays at Pomoco Stadium on CNU's campus. Appearing on the August show are Co-Founder Mike Vest, Game Day Volunteer and Host Elyse Devereux, Player Jalon Brown, and Head Coach Chris Whalley. The show airs on NNPS-TV (Cox 47/Verizon FiOS 17) on Mondays at 7 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., and weekends at 9 a.m. Visit during the TV broadcast to watch it online. You can also go to the NNPS-TV Roku or Apple TV channel, or the NNPS-TV Video site, to watch it on the live stream during the broadcast. For "on demand," go to the above YouTube link, the NNPS-TV Video site, or the NNPS-TV Roku or Apple TV channel.

The next School Board Meeting, with new school superintendent Dr. George Parker, III , will be on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.  It will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17 ), and it will be re-played at later dates. School Board meetings can also be seen on the live web stream of the channel during the live broadcast or the replays. Our NNPS-TV Roku and Apple TV channels also have a live stream you can watch during the TV broadcasts, or you can find it on demand there afterward.

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More about the meetings and the broadcast schedule

Check out our Program Guide for dates and times of all our programming.

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