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Studio Scene: July 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 Apple TV, 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!

Telecom crew shines at NNPS graduations

Camera Operator and graduatesNNPS 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.

'Speed and Innovation' part of NNPS-TV's latest EDC video

NNPS-TV crew on location at Mariners' MuseumJust like Oracle Team USA's AC72 racing yacht, the NNPS-TV production team is a technological wonder: modern, sleek, fast, exciting, always pushing the envelope, riding on the edge, outperforming the competition by sheer will, determination, and guts...


Telecom students learn media coverage at Mars Ice Challenge

Telecom students view engineering designsTelecom students were lucky enough to go on an end-of-the year field trip to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, where they could learn about media coverage of a special event -- and also enjoy experiencing the event.


Awards shows

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:  Salute to Success, Exemplary Support Staff of the Year, STAR Awards (Elementary and Secondary), Teachers of the Year, and the NNPS Retirement Banquet.


2018 graduation: TV & online broadcast schedule

graduation cap Watch the NNPS graduation ceremonies on NNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17 the week of July 23. Find out the different ways you can see the ceremonies.

Don't forget you can still order a DVD of any of the ceremonies for $25.

Patriotic playlist

homecoming hugSee special homecomings and other ways NNPS connects with our local military members:

NNPS Military Connections


Summer hours

NNPS-TV/Telecom is operating on summer hours. NNPS school and administration buildings will be closed on Fridays during the summer. From now through Friday, August 17, the Telecommunications Center will be closed on Fridays. Please keep this in mind if you are stopping by to purchase a graduation DVD!

Student news

Telecom logoThe TV Production students are enjoying their summer break, but many of their projects from the last semester are now online and/or showing on our channel. These projects include interview shows, NNPS awards shows, short movies, and more.

Students work on live broadcastThe students and graduates also work on the live broadcasts of School Board meetings (pictured left) during the summer.

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: Nelson Glow Run, Middle School Basketball Tournament, Discovery STEM Academy Bike to School Day

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

This month, NNPS staff and students at their best can be seen on NNPS-TV. NNPS Awards shows like the NNPS Retirement Banquet, the Teacher of the Year Banquet, and the STAR Awards will be airing as they are produced. NNPS Graduations will air twice daily during the week of July 23. Celebrate America this month, too, with educational programming like "Famous Americans" and "Democracy in America."

Sports HighlightsSports Highlights takes a break in July, so check back next month for a new episode. In the meantime, you can watch an earlier episode from the spring. The show airs on NNPS-TV (Cox 47/Verizon FiOS 17) on Mondays at 7 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., and weekends at 9 a.m. Visit during the TV broadcast to watch it online. You can also go to the NNPS-TV Roku or Apple TV channel, or the NNPS-TV Video site, to watch it on the live stream during the broadcast. For "on demand," go to the above YouTube link, the NNPS-TV Video site, or the NNPS-TV Roku or Apple TV channel.

The School Board Organizational Meeting was held July 2 and is available on YouTube and on The next regular meeting of the school board, with new superintendent Dr. George Parker, III , will be on Tuesday, August 14 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. Our NNPS-TV Roku and Apple TV channels also have a live stream you can watch during the TV broadcasts, or you can find it on demand there afterward.

Watch meetings on | Watch on YouTube

More about the meetings and the broadcast schedule

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

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