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Every 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: Salute to Success, Exemplary Support Staff of the Year, STAR Awards (Elementary and Secondary), Teachers 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. All programming is available on NNPS-TV's Roku and Apple TV channels as well.

See the Program Guide for more broadcast dates and times.

Teachers of the Year Awards Banquet

The Teachers of the Year Awards Banquet honors the top teachers as selected by their colleagues. Teachers of the Year will hold that title for the entire following year (2018-19). 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.

The Teachers of the Year Awards Banquet was held May 8 in the Grand Ballroom at the Newport News Marriott at City Center.

More about the 2018-19 Teachers of the Year

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Now through September, 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

More about Youth Development

Watch the STAR Awards on NNPS-TV:

The Elementary and Secondary School STAR Awards will show on Fridays at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 and 9 p.m. throughout August and September.


Salute to Success

The Salute to Success Student Recognition Banquet honors the valedictorians and salutatorians from each high school; students in grades nine 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 Salute to Success banquet was held April 19 at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. 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 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 and 9 p.m., starting May 18 and continuing throughout the month of June.


Watch on the Web

You can watch all of 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 receive their diplomas!

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 30.

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Thursdays starting June 14 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 10 p.m., throughout the month of June. Check the Program Guide for dates and times in July.


NNPS Exemplary Support Staff of the Year Awards Banquet

The NNPS Exemplary 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. A banquet recognizing them for their efforts was held May 2.

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Tuesdays at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m; Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. throughout June and July.

More about the Support Staff of the Year Awards