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July 2017

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 If you haven't already, please add us to your e-mail address book!

30 years of TV at NNPS: Remote video production truck

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. Read more.

NNPS-TV flies high with new Design Challenge video

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

Telecom wins Telly Award

Telecom Supervisor Ray Price x 3 Telecom has won another Telly Award, this time for a video produced for the school division celebrating employees who have more than 25 years of service to NNPS. The NNPS Service Awards video won a Bronze Telly in the Non-Broadcast category (General-Employee Communications). It was created by Telecom Supervisor Ray Price and features NNPS teachers, staff, administrators and students. Look for Price and his "special friends" toward the end of the video! See the video on YouTube.

Telecom video-records, streams NNPS graduations

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. Read more.

Watch NNPS awards ceremonies

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. Read more.

2017 graduation: How to watch it

graduation capNNPS-TV video-recorded the graduation ceremonies for replay on NNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17. Find out the different ways you can see the ceremonies.

Don't forget that DVDs of the ceremony can be ordered for $25. You can order any graduation from 1998 to present.

Summer hours

NNPS-TV/Telecom is operating on summer hours. NNPS school and administration buildings are closed on Fridays during the summer. The last Friday closure will be the week of August 14 (closed on Friday, August 18).

Please keep this in mind if you are stopping by to purchase a graduation DVD!

Student News

Telecom logoTelecom students are off for the summer, though a few help with video support for professional development and other needs during the break.

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: Discovery STEM Academy Dedication Ceremony, Marshall Early Learning Center Celebration of Learning, Denbigh ECC Garden & Outdoor Classroom, Elementary STAR Awards, Summer Meals Program, NNPS Summer Opportunities: Movies

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

The high school graduations will play again on NNPS-TV in July, during the week of July 24. NNPS awards ceremonies like STAR Awards and Teachers of the Year will be added to the schedule as soon as they are edited. Salute to Success, Support Staff of the Year, the NNPS Retirement Banquet, and other ceremonies will continue to air. Educational programs like "World Destination" and "Outrageous Math" will also be shown.

Sports HighlightsSports Highlights takes a break in July. You can watch an earlier episode, though, 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. Online, visit or the NNPS-TV Roku channel during the TV broadcast to see it on the live webstream. The NNPS-TV Video site is another way to watch.

The School Board Organizational Meeting was held this morning (July 6) and broadcast live on NNPS-TV.  It will be re-played at later dates. Tune in to Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17) to see it and all our programming. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. School Board meetings can also be seen on the live web stream of the channel, or on the NNPS-TV Roku channel's live stream during the live TV broadcast and the re-plays. For the upcoming school year, only the meetings will be broadcast, not the work sessions.

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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