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February 2017

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 visit us at Check out our videos at If you haven't already, please add us to your e-mail address book!

30 years of TV at NNPS: TV classes

Farah Brown recording in Telecom studioIn the 30 years since Newport New Public Schools' Telecommunications program got its start, a lot has changed in the realm of video and television production, the most obvious things being the advent of digital media and the availability of audio and video "production" for the masses. Still, proper education in TV/video production has not been replaced by instructional videos on YouTube. Read more.

Telecom student live streams robotics competition

Gabe O.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. Read more.

NNPS-TV is now on Roku

NNPS-TV and Roku logosNNPS-TV is now available on Roku®, which is an OTT (over-the-top) streaming device -- or a television specially configured as a Roku TV. It allows you to watch shows using the Internet instead of cable. Read more.

NNPS-TV airs, streams wrestling, basketball live

Camera Operator - basketballThe Telecom team went live with two different high school sports in January, doing a "soft launch" of its Internet capabilities that proved to be very successful. Wrestling matches held January 17 and the Denbigh at Warwick basketball games held January 27 were aired live on NNPS-TV Cox Channel 47/FiOS Channel 17 and on the web.

NNPS-TV wins awards for video productions

NNPS-TV teamThe 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 NNPS. Read more.

Student News

Telecom logoTelecom students once again served as part of the local crew for the digital recording of the Nutcracker Suite performances at the Ferguson Center in late December. They worked with a production team from New York City. Currently, the students are working on NASA "SME2"s, which are science videos featuring a subject-matter expert. The students add graphics and video to explain the concept. Additionally, some of the students competed in the SkillsUSA District competition, in categories such as job interview, essay, and Quiz Bowl. The students in TVII are starting work on their TV directing shows.

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

What's 'just in'?

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

This week: All City Science Fair, Gildersleeve Science Fair, Crittenden STEM Engineering Fair, Washington Science & Engineering Fair, Canon Design Challenge Video, Middle School Engineering Design Challenge, Teacher Expo Date, MegaGenesis

See the video, or watch it on TV -- it shows every day at 6 and 8 a.m., noon, and 3 and 6 p.m. See this week's and archived shows on NNPS-TV's video site or on YouTube.

What's showing

In February, tune in to NNPS-TV so you can be wild, famous, great, and even outrageous! "Wild Venezuela," "Famous Americans," "Great American Speeches," and "Outrageous Math" are some of the interesting and educational shows you can watch. Also, high school basketball will be airing this month.

The February episode of "Sports Highlights" has interviews with Walt Ruff, Director of Communications for the Norfolk Admirals and Tony White, Head Wrestling Coach at Warwick High School. Also check out the January episode if you haven't already. It features Dr. Camden Wood Selig, Athletic Director at Old Dominion University. Watch the show on NNPS-TV (Cox 47/FiOS 17) on Mondays at 7 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., and weekends at 9 a.m. Online, visit during the TV broadcast to see it on the live webstream.

Fuzion FitnessCheck out episode #38 of "Fuzion Fitness with Alexis." It was recorded at Buckroe Beach and features a great, upbeat workout and awesome local music. Always watch the credits at the end for the names of the musical artists. Watch Fuzion on NNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17 at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. And on Mondays, you can try a different Fuzion Fitness episode at 7:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Watch the live web stream at those times, too, or watch it on demand on the NNPS-TV video site or YouTube or now on Roku!

The next School Board Meeting (Operating Budget) is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.  It will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox 47/FiOS 17) and re-played at later dates. The meeting can also be seen on the live webstream during the live TV broadcast and the re-plays.

More about the meetings and the broadcast schedule | Watch the meetings on or YouTube

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