We are the Advanced Media Productions Class at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue, Hawaii. Our class is made up of 23 students in grade 6-8. This is our advanced media class but we also have another 30 students in a beginning media class. We actively participate in the Student Television Network or STN for short. They are a national student broadcasting organization based in San Diego, California. We are also proud members of PBS Hawaii’s Hiki No program, the nation’s first statewide student news network.
Our students produce a daily live morning announcement show shown on our school’s closed-circuit television system, are heard weekly on the “Inside Scoop” on FM97 Radio and produce various video projects.
The Inside Scoop on FM97
Our students are heard every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:50 am, 12:50 pm, and 5:50 pm on FM97, providing the "Inside Scoop" on what's happening in all of our Kauai schools each week! Listen to past Inside Scoops here!
The CKTV Crew will be participating in a number of events coming up. If you're in the area, stop on by and support our class and help get us to San Diego in 2015!
Our annual CKTV Family Night is set for Tuesday, June 2nd, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Main dishes and drinks will be provided and we're asking all families to bring a small dessert, salad, or side dish to share. We'll celebrate our accomplishments over the past year and students will present their videos!
CKTV Summer Media Camp
Our summer media camp for all students, returning and new, is set for June 17-20 at Kapaa Middle School. Keep those dates open as all are expected to attend!
Lawai International Center Cleanup
We'll be again helping the Lawai International Center cleanup, break down, and transport their items from their annual fundraiser, back to their facility in Lihue on Sunday, July 26th, 2015.
Olelo Youth XChange Awards Competition
Three videos from CKTV were selected as finalists in this year's Olelo Community TV's Youth XChange Awards Competition. Congratulations to the following students who will be traveling to the awards ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on May 4th, 2015. Good luck to our finalists!
News - Home is Where the Heart Is - Ben Brady, Micah Matsunaga, Brandon Marcos, and Kelli Okayama
PSA - Get Up, Get Out, Get Active! - Nicole Matsushige
Jr. Expert - Brandon Marcos and Jonathan Tejada
2015 Student Television Network National Convention
CKTV just returned from the 12th annual STN Convention held in San Diego, California this year and were able to win a few awards! Both the Broadcast and Film teams scored Honorable Mention nods while our PSA team placed 3rd. For the third year in a row, our Spot Feature team came home with the 1st Place award! Congratulations to all of our students for a job well done!
Beach Cleanup Community Service
On Saturday, November 1st, the CKTV Crew participated in a beach cleanup at Lydgate Beach Park. Students and their families spent 3 hours helping to pull weeds, pick up trash, and helping to get clean sand out to the large pond. The weather was beautiful and it was the perfect day to give back to our community who have supported us in so many ways!