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April 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: Programming

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. Read more.

NNPS-TV hosts McIntosh students

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. Read more.

NNPS-TV makes new Design Challenge intro video

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. Read more.

2017 graduation TV & online broadcast schedule

graduation capGet the schedule for the NNPS high school graduations coming up this spring! NNPS-TV will video-record the commencement ceremonies for replay on NNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17. Find out the different ways you can see the ceremonies. Stay tuned to see if a live broadcast or webcast will be available. Don't forget that DVDs of the ceremony can be ordered for $20.

Student News

Telecom logoTV-I students are completing packages to be used in their news magazine shows.  They are working on a short movie, too. Four of the TV-I students will be working on NASA SME2 videos to be completed for their e-Clips series.

The TV-II classes finished producing and directing their first show and will begin working on their second show. Soon the TV-II students will start putting together their "résumé reels," which they can take with them to apply for a job or an internship, or use for networking.

Lateef GibsonLateef Gibson, Telecom alumnus and videographer at Norfolk State University, spoke with Telecom students about preparing for the real world and working in the media industry. Students had the opportunity to ask him questions and network with him about future projects.

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: Lee Hall Guest Readers and Guest Author, Saunders Hallway Read-In, Riverside Read Across America Week, Greenwood Family Reading Night, Wake Up And Read, Freshman Welcome Night Reminder

See the video, or watch it on TV -- it shows every day at 6 and 8 a.m., noon, and 3 and 6 p.m. See this week's and archived shows on NNPS-TV's video site or on YouTube.

What's showing

ancient ruinsApril showers bring May flowers...and April also brings these great shows on NNPS-TV: "Out of the Past" shows how archaeologists and anthropologists connect past civilizations and modern societies, and "The Forests" explores the tension between the environment and man. "My Blog," a show for middle school kids, continues this month, as well as "Barney’s Barrier Reef," a fun and educational adventure under the sea.

Jaime Cox, Peninsula Track ClubThe April episode of "Sports Highlights" features Jaime Cox, Volunteer Coordinator for the Peninsula Track Club and Kraig Cole, Vice Chairman of the Hampton Cup Racing Club, which presents the Hampton Cup Regatta. 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. 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.

Fuzion Fitness with AlexisCheck out episode #40 of "Fuzion Fitness with Alexis"!  It was recorded at City Center and features music to get you moving! Check out the credits at the end for the names of the musical artists. You can watch Fuzion on NNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17 at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. And on Mondays, you can try a different Fuzion Fitness episode at 7:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Watch the live web stream online or on Roku at those times, too, or watch it on demand on the NNPS-TV video site or YouTube or Roku!

The next School Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.  It will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox 47/FiOS 17). School Board meetings can also be seen on the live web stream online or on the NNPS-TV Roku channel 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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