Margaret Raymond Driscoll is a nine-year Melrose School Committee member who is passionate about excellent teaching and learning for all public school students, and considers it a privilege to collaborate with others who share that passion. You can also follow her on Twitter at @MargaretDrisc. Just to be clear - opinions expressed here do not represent those of the Melrose Public Schools, the Melrose School Committee, or the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials - they are hers alone.

Monday, April 6, 2015

What is MHS TV and what do they do?

Last week, Mr. Anthony DiBenedetto, MHS teacher in the Science, Business, and Technology Department, provided a summary sheet with some interesting information on his programming to members of the Board of Aldermen who had the opportunity to tour the Resource Center and surrounding classrooms. He noted, “The students who are involved in video production at Melrose High School continuously produce creative and innovative video projects. They are also responsible for capturing the life of the school community by recording events like graduation, sports, concerts, assemblies, and community service." He added "Currently the video production program at Melrose High School only covers “field production.” This is where cameras are used to record outside of a studio, and the footage is edited later. The proposed renovation would make it possible to cover the other major type of video production, “studio production.” This would allow students to produce live programs including news broadcasts, talk shows, morning announcements and more.”

Mr. DiBenedetto listed recent awards as:
-       1st Place: 2014 Mass DOT Safe Streets, Smart Trips
-       Honorable Mention: 2014 Mass DOT Safe Streets, Smart Trips
-       1st Place: 2013-2014 High School Burn Awareness YouTube Contest
-       Honorable Mentions (x3): 2013-2014 High School Burn Awareness
-       Finalist: 2013-2014 Middlesex District Attorney PSA Contest
-       Finalist: 2012-2013 Middlesex District Attorney PSA Contest

He noted these statistics for the time period September 2012 – March 2015:
-       758 Videos
-       396 Subscribers
-       227,315+ Views
-       499,938+ Minutes Watched

      For more information or to see what you are missing at MHS-TV (school events, public service announcements, short films, and more), check out YouTube.com/MelroseHighTV. If you have questions about classes or the work they are doing, contact Mr. DiBenedetto at adibenedetto@melroseschools.com or 781-462-3232.