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.
NNPS logoThe next School Board Meeting is the Organizational Meeting, which will be held Thursday, July 6 at 9 a.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.


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.


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.
Programming scheduleWhen Newport News Public Schools first acquired a local cable television station and started broadcasting in 1987, it was on Channel 36 on Newport News Cablevision, and the offering was a community bulletin board. The bulletin board showed informational screens from the school division's Public Information department.

student camera operatorNNPS-TV recently hosted students from McIntosh Elementary School. The students are part of their school's TV broadcast club, which produces the Morning Show each day. NNPS-TV's production team provided them with a tour of the station and hands-on learning in the studio, the editing bay, and outdoors flying the drone.


Wilks speaking to classTelecom grad Steven Wilks wakes up at 5:15 a.m. each workday and the first thing he does is call the police.