NNPS awards ceremonies
NNPS Awards Ceremonies

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

As the events are held and the television productions completed, the shows will start airing on NNPS-TV.

See the Program Guide for more broadcast dates and times.

Salute to Success

The Salute to Success Student Recognition Banquet honors the valedictorians and salutatorians from each high school; students in grades 9 through 11 who earned the top grade point average in their respective classes; and juniors recognized by the National Merit® Scholarship Program, the National Achievement® Scholarship Program, and the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) for top scores on the PSAT/NMSQT and outstanding academic scholarship.

The event is sponsored by the Newport News Education Foundation, which supports the public school division in its efforts to prepare students for work. The first banquet was held in 1993.

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Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Fridays starting May 26 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 and 9 p.m., throughout the month of June.

NNPS Retirement Banquet

The NNPS Retirement Banquet honors administrators, teachers, and staff who have served the school division and the community in many ways during their careers. A banquet recognizing them for their dedicated service to education was held May 31.

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Wednesdays starting June 21 at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 10 p.m., through the month of July.

Watch on the Web

You can watch our TV programming on the web. Just click on the Live Webstream to see the show that is currently airing on our channel. This is a great way for people outside our viewing area to see their loved ones receive awards, play sports, or get their diplomas!

NNPS Support Staff of the Year Awards Banquet

The NNPS Support Staff of the Year Awards honor team members who dedicate themselves to advancing the mission by ensuring that students graduate college, career and citizen-ready.

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Tuesdays now through July at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m.

More about the Support Staff of the Year Awards

Teachers of the Year Banquet

The Teachers of the Year Banquet honors the top teachers as selected by their colleagues. Teachers of the Year will hold that title for the entire following year (2017-18). Each school selects a Teacher of the Year, and from that group, three teachers are selected as the Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year. One of those three is then chosen as the Division Teacher of the Year.

More about the 2017-18 Teachers of the Year

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Now through August, Teachers of the Year will air Thursdays at 7 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

STAR Awards

The STAR Awards cover Elementary, Middle and High school, and those students were honored at two awards ceremonies: one for Middle and High school students and one for Elementary students. STAR stands for "Students Taking Action and Responsibility" and the award honors students for their leadership, initiative, citizenship, and good works. It is sponsored by the Department of Youth Development.

More about the Elementary STAR awards

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Watch the Secondary School STAR Awards on NNPS-TV:

Wednesdays throughout July at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The Elementary School STAR Awards will be aired on NNPS-TV later this summer.