Longview students are dropping the intercom mic and moving into the broadcasting booth for morning announcements.

Students take charge of morning announcements

Mon Apr 25, 2016
Johnston-McQueen Elementary's students are working both in front of and behind the camera. Fifth grade students are featured in the news program, a vision that began with Principal Denise Frederick and continues to expand under campus curriculum specialist Dara Brazile.

During the announcements the students recite the pledge, mention birthdays and share trivia among other things.

"The idea behind it is to foster a sense of school community, reinforce high academic standards and encourage positive behavior," Frederick said.

Student staffers have recently created a new set for the program, which includes more technology, a new anchor desk and backdrop to incorporate the school’s "superhero" theme.

"There are plans to expand the program in the future which will allow it to be a great resource for teachers and students," Frederick said.