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Studio Scene: December 2017/January 2018

Welcome to "Studio Scene," the monthly newsletter for NNPS-TV and The Telecommunications Center! Watch us on Cox Channel 47 or Verizon FiOS Channel 17, on Roku, or visit us at Check out our videos at or on YouTube. If you haven't already, please add us to your e-mail address book!

New NNPS-TV camera is a smooth operator

Osmo cameraTrying out new gadgets that improve production quality and help tell the NNPS story is something the NNPS-TV production team loves to do. These devices and other equipment help bring out the team's creativity and improve their final product by allowing them to get shots that otherwise would not be possible. Read more.

Telecom students cover VSBA convention

Once again, Telecom students covered the VSBA (Virginia School Boards Association) Annual Convention, which was held in Williamsburg November 15-17. The event attracts over 1,000 school board members, superintendents, and school division employees from all over Virginia. Read more.

Woodside students get Telecom tour

A group of special education students from Woodside High School visited NNPS-TV at the end of November. Telecom Supervisor Ray Price took the students on a tour of the station and showed them the remote video production truck. They learned about TV production and the various jobs and job skills involved in TV/video careers.

DVDs of NNPS sports, awards & more available for purchase

DVDDid you know that DVDs of NNPS awards ceremonies, sporting events like football and basketball (and a number of other sports), and school performances are available for purchase? NNPS-TV has been video-recording the happenings of the school system since the TV station came to be in 1987. The high school graduations are of course the most popular DVD requests, but there are many other recorded events that can be ordered.

Purchase DVD request form - Use this form to request a DVD copy of a sporting or other event.

Graduation DVD Purchase Request Form - Use this form to request DVD copies of NNPS High School Graduations from 1998 to 2017.

Student news

Telecom logoThe TV-I students are working on commercials and PSAs during December.  Next semester, they will begin working on an episode of "What's Newsz?," which is their news package show. The students will choose topics for their segments, and one student will serve as the director.  Students will rotate through various TV studio crew positions to practice for recording the actual show, which will be produced in January.

The TV-II students will complete their commercial/promo project in December as well.  They will also have television studio rotations using the "What's Newsz?" show to keep up their skills in television production.  They will get a chance to direct a show in preparation for the spring semester, when they will produce and direct their own show, which is one of the requirements to receive college credit.

FAQ about Telecom | See the Students page | Student YouTube channel

What's 'just in'?

This Just In logo"This Just In" is a quick look at exciting happenings in our school division.

This week: SPARK and SPARK Camps

See the video on or watch it on TV -- it shows every day at 6 and 8 a.m., noon, and 3 and 6 p.m. Or, watch it on YouTube.

What's showing

Miracle on 34th Street"Holiday Classics" like "Miracle on 34th Street," along with fun stuff like "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (considered to be one of the worst movies ever made), The Beverly Hillbillies, Ozzie & Harriet and more, will air during December and throughout the day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Bah humbug? Check out the math series, "Prime Radicals," or "My Blog," which is a show for middle school kids about how to solve problems and navigate life.

Also in December, football games from the fall season will be shown at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Check the Program Guide for dates and times -- search for "football."

The December episode of Sports Highlights features Gideon Mooring, Head Boys' Basketball Coach at Warwick High School, and Brandon Duvall, Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Hampton University. Watch the show on NNPS-TV (Cox 47/FiOS 17) on Mondays at 7 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., and weekends at 9 a.m. Visit or tune to the NNPS-TV Roku channel during the TV broadcast to see it on NNPS-TV's live webstream. The NNPS-TV Video site is another way to watch on demand.

The next School Board Meeting will be Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17 ), and it will be re-played at later dates. School Board meetings can also be seen on the live web stream of the channel during the live broadcast or the replays. Also watch on the NNPS-TV Roku channel's live stream, during the live TV broadcast and the re-plays.

More about the meetings and the broadcast schedule | Watch the meetings on or YouTube

Check out our Program Guide for dates and times of all our programming.

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