footballThis fall is the 27th season of NNPS-TV high school football television coverage. NNPS-TV will air four Friday-night games live on Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17.

Secondary STAR awardsEvery 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, Salute to Success, Support Staff of the Year, and the NNPS Retirement Banquet.

production truckOne of the best things about the NNPS Telecom program is all the high-tech equipment available for the students to use. They work in NNPS-TV's large studio using lights, sets, and TV cameras to create their videos. In the control room, they use recording, switching, and audio systems. When they record the School Board meetings each month, they operate remote-controlled cameras. And they have a classroom full of Mac's with the latest editing software for video, music, photos, and graphics. But without a doubt, their coolest tool is the one on wheels: the remote video production truck.

video shoot at airport

The NNPS-TV production team created another fun and informative Elementary Engineering Design Challenge intro video, which was made for the EDC held June 9. 


graduation capThe NNPS high school graduations were held June 8, 10 and 11. NNPS-TV video-recorded the commencement ceremonies for replay on NNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17 and on our Roku channel. DVDs will be available for purchase. The live webstream was recorded and is available on YouTube.

NNPS logoThe next School Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17) and re-played at later dates.

Camera OperatorNNPS Telecom students worked hard over graduation weekend, video-recording the five high school graduations Saturday and Sunday, as well as An Achievable Dream High School's on Thursday evening.


student with hand held camera For the tenth consecutive year, the Telecom crew video-recorded the Christopher Newport University graduation ceremony for production to DVD.


Nelson groupStudents from Nelson Elementary School took a trip to Telecom earlier this month, to learn about careers in television production and see a working TV station up close.

Every 15 Minutes truck towerEvery spring, Telecom students assist with video-recording "Every 15 Minutes," a national program that warns of the dangers of driving while distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Salute to Success logoNNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17 will air the 2017 "Salute to Success" through the month of June.

announcersWhen people think of Channel 47 or NNPS-TV (Newport News Public Schools Television), often the first thing they think of is high school football. That's because NNPS-TV has been broadcasting football games - live or taped - for over 25 years.

Telecom students at HU JSchoolTelecom students were recognized for the work they have done with NASA for the past year: helping produce educational videos called "Spotlite videos" and "SME2's," which are part of NASA's eClips™ web series.

USS MonitorThe NNPS-TV production team completed another Elementary Engineering Design Challenge intro video, which was part of the EDC held at the end of March. The Engineering Design Challenge is a day-long STEM exercise held four times a year. Four-person teams from each NNPS elementary school compete in the challenge.