Each day at Providence Catholic School begins with prayer and a live broadcast of morning school announcements, weather and news.
Written, produced and directed by the young ladies in the Broadcast Journalism class, it is upbeat and informative.
“Three minutes!” Darrell Martin, class teacher and Technology Director, reminds the crew. The students busily perform a sound check, rehearse with the prompter one more time, and then… it’s show time!
“What’s fun is we each take turns at the different jobs so we can learn the entire production process,” Sophomore Gabby Alvarado said. “Although, my favorite job is as the broadcaster.”
“This is the 7th year we’ve made the class available,” said Martin. “It has developed from simply reading the announcements in front of a camera to a full blown production using professional broadcast and editing equipment.”
After the announcements, Martin works with the students to edit the video, add titles and music. It is then uploaded to the Provet TV Channel on YouTube. The class also produces videos for other school projects.
“Providence is pleased to offer innovative electives such as Broadcast Journalism,” said Principal Alicia Garcia. “The students learn how to work with deadlines, accept responsibility, and project manage; as well as how to use up-to-date technology and editing software.
They also gain confidence which prepares them for college and whichever career they choose.” Many of the students are interested in continuing in the fields of broadcasting or filmmaking. Whatever their choice, everything they’ve learned in the Broadcast Journalism class will give these students an advantage.
If you are interested in learning more about how the curriculum at Providence Catholic School prepares diverse young women for the world of tomorrow, contact Stephanie Takas-Mercer, Admissions Director, at 210.224.6651x210