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As a part of culminating activities for the Journalism & Media Academy’s Junior class, Connecticut Public Broadcast Network is hosting the 2016 Student Showcase Project Awards, on Friday May 13, 2016 from 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m at the CPBN Learning Lab, 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford.
 
This event will feature various multimedia projects produced by JMA students to acknowledge and celebrate all their hard work.   We are giving awards to those students who have completed outstanding work in writing, editing, video/visual, audio and original work based on our project rubric.
 
If you are intersted in attending please contact  Shayna Chomko, Magnet Theme Coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
JMA’s Teachers’ Stories Project  is complete! This project is a documentary of interviews of Hartford Public School teachers conducted by senior students at Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School was recently presented  at their satellite campus at CPBN’s Learning Lab.  You can visit the page at www.hartfordschools.org/TeachersStories.

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JMA Principal Leonard Epps, JMA Senior Shyiann Johnson,                                                                                 Assistant Superintendent Dr.Carol Birks, VP of Education
HPS teacher Kelli Wagner                                                                                                                                    CPBN Donna Sodipo, JMA teacher Jim Moffett      
 
 
 
 
 
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All the award-winning films are now uploaded to YouTube with links at the bottom of the homepage of http://www.reelyouthhartford.org

 

(April 27,2015)- JMA student Nicole Ellis earned the first-ever Social Justice Award for a short film focused on racial justice in education. The 2015 Third Annual Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival took place on Saturday, April 25th at Cinestudio, 300 Summit St, Hartford. The Sheff Movement was proud to partner with the Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival this year by sponsoring the festival’s first-ever Social Justice Award.

The Festival was open to middle or high school-aged youth who live in or attend school in the Greater Hartford area. Students had the task of telling a story—in eight minutes or less—that addresses the theme of “Racial Justice in Education.” Some guided questions were suggested: How has Sheff v. O’Neill—the local civil rights struggle for quality integrated schools—affected you, or your family, friends, and community in the city or suburban region of Hartford, Connecticut. What has been achieved? What challenges remain?

Moreover, JMA Seniors Bishnu Khatiwada, Samur Hewitt-Hendley, Shyiann Johnson, Shannon Thomas won in for Best Cinematography for their short film titled "Cafetorium Twins" The Best Screenplay awaard for- "Leslie Finch & The Whitmore Case" was presented to seniors Tenia Franklin, ViQuan Herring, Odane Campbell, Adrien Sanchez, Luis Mejias-Diaz, Keyanna Tucker-Williams, Samur Hewitt-Hendley, Shyiann Johnson, Shannon Thomas.

The festival hosted a red carpet event on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Cinestudio. Films were screened from 6 to 8 pm, followed by a reception for all student film makers and audience members with food, beverages, a raffle, and live DJ. Awards for the various prize categories were announced at the end of the reception. Nicole Ellis was awarded a$250 cash prize from the Sheff Movement coalition.

 

All the award-winning films are now uploaded to YouTube with links at the bottom of the homepage of http://www.reelyouthhartford.org

 

 

Tracy Kane, the Director of Arts in the Office of Academics in Hartford Public Schools has announced JMA art teacher Donna Frustere and senior art students Joseph Pouncey and Shamoya Hanson, will be recognized at the upcoming Award Ceremony & Reception for the Hartford Youth Art Renaissance. The awards will be revealed to all winners at the a formal ceremony held at the Wadsworth Atheneum at 11:30 on Saturday, May 16.

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (April 23, 2015) – Two student videos produced through the partnership between the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) Education Department and Hartford Public Schools’ Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School (JMA) received three nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter for the 2015 High School Awards for Excellence.
 
“ThinkTwice: Stop Child Abuse” was honored in two categories: High School Short Form, Non-fiction and High School Writing. “Design Your Future” was nominated in the Animation/Graphics/Special Effects category. This year, there were 309 entries from 29 schools in the competition.
 
“The Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School recognized projects, created at the JMA satellite campus at the CPBN Learning Lab, are prime examples of the curriculum-based projects and student-centered learning that take place here at the Learning Lab,” said Donna Sodipo, CPBN Vice President of Education. “We’re so pleased that our model, which features creative autonomy for the students, aided by professional mentoring, was recognized by NATAS.”
 
“Woodlyn Joachim’s capstone project, ‘ThinkTwice: Stop Child Abuse,’ demonstrated important aspects of the assignment,” said Paul Pfeffer, CPBN Director of Education. “Being recognized for excellence in both the Short Form, Non-fiction category and as an individual craft award for writing is a testament to the assignment’s rigor. Plus, Julyanna Schreider-Passos’ and Solimar Aponte’s ‘Design Your Future’ showcases the skill and ability that students can achieve in the technical fields of animation and special effects.”
 
“It has been a pleasure to work with such a professional team at CPBN. JMA seniors are benefiting from the use of the resources and are applying the knowledge that they have acquired over the past four years,” said JMA Principal Leonard Epps. “I look forward to seeing additional products and hearing the voice of our students represented in local, national and international competitions.”
 
Ms. Joachim, in addition to writing and researching her topic, created all the digital art, conducted the interviews and edited the video, fulfilling the capstone requirement to demonstrate technical and storytelling mastery. Ms. Joachim, last year's salutatorian at JMA, is enrolled in the pre-med program at the University of Connecticut. The video is currently available on YouTube.
 
Ms. Schreider-Passos’ and Ms. Aponte’s project for Donna Frustere’s and Sam Hockaday’s digital storytelling class visualizes the JMA mission statement, “Master Your Message, Design Your Future.” Ms. Schreider-Passos is a senior at JMA and has been accepted to Central Connecticut State University, UConn, Marymount Manhattan College and the New York Institute of Technology. She is looking to study business and marketing. The video is also currently available on YouTube.
 
The complete list of awards and nominations are as follows:
2015 NATAS HIGH SCHOOL NOMINEES
 
HIGH SCHOOL – ANIMATION/GRAPHICS/SPECIAL EFFECTS
Nominated:
“Design Your Future”
CPBN Learning Lab & JMA
Julyanna Schreider-Passos, Producer/Photographer/Animator/Editor
Solimar Aponte, Producer
Donna Frustere, Teacher
Sam Hockaday, Learning Lab Fellow
Joshua Gaestel, Senior Learning Lab Fellow
Frank Wallace, Learning Lab Fellow
Shayna Chomko, Theme Coach
Leonard Epps, Principal
Paul Pfeffer, Director of Education
Donna Sodipo, Vice President of Education
 
HIGH SCHOOL – SHORT FORM - NON-FICTION
Nominated:
“ThinkTwice: Stop Child Abuse”
CPBN Learning Lab & JMA
Woodlyn Joachim, Director/Editor
Tirrique Clarke, Interviewee
Keron Johnson, Interviewee
Ahmad Mitchell, Interviewee
Donna Frustere, Teacher
Frank Wallace, Learning Lab Fellow
Joshua Gaestel, Senior Learning Lab Fellow
Sam Hockaday, Learning Lab Fellow
James Moffett, Teacher
Leonard Epps, Principal
Paul Pfeffer, Director of Education
Donna Sodipo, Vice President of Education
 
INDIVIDUAL CRAFT – HIGH SCHOOL - WRITING
Nominated:
“ThinkTwice: Stop Child Abuse”
CPBN Learning Lab & JMA
Woodlyn Joachim, Writer
Ahmad Mitchell, Interviewee
Keron Johnson, Interviewee
Tirrique Clarke, Interviewee
Donna Frustere, Teacher
Sam Hockaday, Learning Lab Fellow
Frank Wallace, Learning Lab Fellow
Joshua Gaestel, Senior Learning Lab Fellow
Paul Pfeffer, Director of Education
Donna Sodipo, Vice President of Education
 
About The Hartford Public Schools
The Hartford Public Schools exist to provide all students with access to participation in a global economy through attainment of the academic standards set by the State of Connecticut and readiness for post-secondary education. It serves approximately 22,000 students in 48 schools. Additional information is available at www.hartfordschools.org.
 
About the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) has been Connecticut’s largest classroom for 50 years, bringing high-quality programs to thousands of people every day. In 2013, CPBN created the Learning Lab, a state-of-the-art teaching facility that serves as the satellite campus of the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School (a partnership with Hartford Public Schools) and as the location of the Institute for Advanced Media (IAM), providing digital arts and media skills instruction to adult learners. IAM is also the home of the Veterans Vocational Training Program, a unique program that offers free training in digital media skills to U.S. veterans and their families and caregivers. CPBN also hosts the Media Lab, an educational production unit for college students that creates 21st-century journalists and trains instructors to pass that gift forward. CBPN also includes CPTV and WNPR. CPTV, a media service of CPBN, is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. In addition, CBPN includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. For more information, visit cpbn.org.
 
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