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Every year, NNPS-TV records the Newport News Public Schools awards ceremonies to air on Cox Channel 47/Verizon Fios Channel 17, and on Roku and Apple TV. 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.

See the Program Guide for more broadcast dates and times.

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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 (2019-20). 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.

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The Teachers of the Year Awards Banquet was held May 2 in the Grand Ballroom at the Newport News Marriott at City Center.

More about the 2019-20 Teachers of the Year

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Fridays starting June 28 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 and 10 p.m.


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 will be held May 23.

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Wednesdays starting June 19 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.


NNPS Exemplary Support Staff of the Year Awards Banquet

woman shaking hands in  receiving lineThe 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 16.

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Tuesdays starting June 4 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

More about the Support Staff of the Year Awards


Salute to Success

The Salute to Success Student Recognition Banquet honors the valedictorians and salutatorians from each high school; seniors who have earned four or more Industry Certifications, students ranked number one academically in grades nine through 11; and those recognized by the National Merit® Scholarship Program.

The Salute to Success banquet was held April 18 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:

Thursdays starting June 6 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. 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 are 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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