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WVTV Students Honored as IP Scholars

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WVTV teacher Brent Bloem celebrates with WVTV students Kaylee Thompson and Rian Sondag.

Waubonsie Valley held its Indian Prairie Scholar Awards Ceremony on Wednesday night. 224 students were awarded the honor of IP Scholar, which is attained by maintaining a 3.6 or higher cumulative grade point average over their 7 semesters at WV.

Of the 224 IP scholars,  20 of those students are currently part of WVTV’s media program. Alyssa Pappas, Kellie Regan, Joey Napolitano, Arnuv Aurora, Kiki Moussetis, Caleigh Beckett, Kailee Santoro, Kaylee Thompson, Rian Sondag, Kevin Horan, Mariah Mayo, Aarush Gupta, Sophie Cornwell, Caroline Cordes, Max Mika, Emma Dublin, Jacob Furman, Suraj Patel, Maddie Vuksinic, and Minoo Vasudevan.

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Students honored parents and teachers with a candle lighting ceremony.

The senior Class of 2016 consists of an enrollment of 641 students. It was the second highest percentage of IP Scholars of any senior class at Waubonsie.

 

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Pre-Order your 2015 WVHS Graduation DVDs

Graduation1AURORA, IL — WVTV students will be video recording WVHS’ 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 24, at the NIU Convocation Center. The public can purchase DVDs of the event for $20 apiece. All proceeds from DVD sales will go toward WVTV for media equipment for students.

The DVDs make a great gift or keepsake for graduates or family and friends who either are unable to attend the event, or would like to relive the memory.

People may pre-order DVDs by clicking here. Print and fill out the form, and follow the mailing instructions on the form. Customers may also purchase DVDs at one of several WVTV tables in the lobby of the NIU Convocation Center on Graduation Day.

For more information on purchasing 2015 WVHS Graduation DVDs, call 630-375-3248 or e-mail wvtv@ipsd.org.

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Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, wvtv@ipsd.org

 

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WV Offers Media Communication & Production for 2015-2016

QZ2AURORA, IL — Students of all grade levels have the opportunity to learn about the world of media in Waubonsie Valley’s Media Communication and Production course.

Students who register for the year-long class will get the chance to use professional grade cameras and computer editors to create a wide variety of projects, such as commercials, short films, news stories and music videos.

This dual-credit course, in conjunction with the College of DuPage, is a survey of Mass Media designed to provide students an introduction to the various forms of electronic media, such as radio, television, film and online media. Students will also develop media literacy and the skills necessary to create productions in a changing media environment.

Classroom work is exhibited on the school’s Web site, YouTube Channel and its weekly video news magazine, Warrior Update.Skrypek

Students who are interested in registering can sign up for course number TEE 1014 on their course selection sheet.

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For more information:

Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, brian_wiencek@ipsd.org, wvtv@ipsd.org

 

 

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WVTV Announces 2014 Football Broadcast Schedule

AURORA, IL — Waubonsie Valley High School Media Production will once again broadcast Warrior football on the internet this year. In conjunction with High School Cube, WVTV will cover all five home games in 2014 with opponents including Naperville Central, East Aurora, West Aurora, Metea Valley and South Elgin.

WVTV broadcasts are operated by students in production roles, such as director, producer, play-by-play announcer and camera operator. WVTV has been broadcasting high school events online since 2012, including football, volleyball, basketball and musical concerts. Football broadcasts averaged over 2,000 viewers per game in 2013.

To view games online or for more information, visit warriorsportsnet.org.

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Carvallo Named WVTV Student of the Month

AURORA, IL — Waubonsie Valley High School junior Natalie Carvallo has been selected as WVTV’s Student of the Month for February 2014.

Carvallo is in her second year with WVTV and is also involved with the school’s Orchesis dance program. Carvallo produced two music videos, one for Palma Violets’ “Best of Friends” and another for “Some Time Alone, Alone” by Melody’s Echo Chamber. In addtion, Carvallo produced a one-minute advertisement for the Brandy Melville clothing line.

Last year, as a sophomore, Carvallo won third place at the Chicagoland Television Educators Council Film Festival for a group-produced commercial for H&M stores. Carvallo is again representing Waubonsie Valley this year with two projects in the 2014 CTEC Film Festival on April 25 at Neuqua Valley High School.

Media production genes run in the family. Natalie’s brother, Christian, who was a three-year WVTV student, graduated in 2013, and now attends Loyola Marymount University in California.

Students of the Month this school year include:

September – Tyler Klimcak

October – Steven Harrison

November – Kate Sonricker, Sarah Giffin,

Rachel Minarick, Liz McPherson

December – Ty Seaton

January – Jack Kochman

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For more information:

Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, wvtv@ipsd.org

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WVHS Offers Media Communication and Production for 2014-2015 School Year

AURORA, IL – Students of all grade levels have the opportunity to learn about the world of media in Waubonsie Valley’s Media Communication and Production course.

Students who register for the year-long class will get the chance to use professional grade cameras and computer editors to create a wide variety of projects, such as commercials, short films, news stories and music videos.

This dual-credit course, in conjunction with the College of DuPage, is a survey of Mass Media designed to provide students an introduction to the various forms of electronic media, such as radio, television, film and online media. Students will also develop media literacy and the skills necessary to create productions in a changing media environment.

Classroom work is exhibited on the school’s Web site, YouTube Channel and its weekly video news magazine, Warrior Update.

 

Students who are interested in registering can sign up for course number TEE 1014 on their course selection sheet.

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For more information:

Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, brian_wiencek@ipsd.org, wvtv@ipsd.org

 For more information on Warrior Update and WVTV:

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warriormedia.org

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Twitter @wvtv

Instagram @wvtv

 

Four Selected as WVTV Students of the Month

AURORA, IL — Waubonsie Valley High School seniors Sarah Giffin, Liz McPherson, Rachel Minarick, and Kate Sonricker have been named WVTV’s Students of the Month for November 2013.

McPherson, Minarick, and Sonricker worked together to produce a feature story about Waubonsie’s Veterans Day Assembly in early November. The students drew appreciative and emotional responses from veterans, both current and retired, from all branches of the military.

Giffin helped to produce a feature story on WV Marketing’s trip to DisneyWorld. Giffin interviewed theme park staff, along with students and staff who organized and took part in the educational field trip, which gave a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney operates.

Both stories appeared on Episode 7 of Warrior Update, which tallied over 1,000 views on YouTube and Vimeo.

Sonricker, McPherson and Giffin have all been in the WVTV program for three years. After graduation, Sonricker will attend Ohio State University to pursue Psychology, McPherson will attend Western Illinois University to major in Special Education, and Giffin will attend College of DuPage to major in Education. Minarick has been in the program for two years and will be headed to Michigan State University to major in Kinesiology.

Students of the Month this year include:

September – Tyler Klimcak

October – Steven Harrison

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For more information:

Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, wvtv@ipsd.org

 

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wvtvmedia.org

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