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Now Showing on CETV - Channel 21

Release Date: 1/22/2009 3:33:29 PM

A summary of new programming on CETV – Channel 21 is provided below. For broadcast times and dates, please check the online schedule by clicking the CETV – Channel 21 link on the CCPS homepage.


CETV Newsmakers: On the Positive Side – On the latest episode of CETV Newsmakers: On the Positive Side, co-host Courtney Bullock tells us about more interesting stories taking place in Carroll County Public Schools. Every Friday for the past ten years, WMUNK, Sandymount Elementary’s morning news program, has been going out live to the students.  Our first story celebrates all that media specialist Karen Boggs, her staff and WMUNK students have accomplished over the years. The second story highlights a hands-on learning experience offered to some East Middle students through a partnership with Provident Bank. Students were able to purchase stock in different companies and will follow their choices in the stock market throughout their school careers. In the Photo Ops segment, we see some of Carroll County’s newest teachers at a special in-service, preparing for their first year in our schools. Our third story showcases a local teen artist who came to a Carroll County Student Government Association meeting to share her amazing talent. And finally, in the R.S.V.P. segment, we head back to the WMUNK news team and share with you Ms. Boggs’ favorite opening segment from the past ten years. You can watch this episode every day at 8 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.


A Conversation with Dr. Ecker – On the latest episode of A Conversation with Dr. Ecker, the Superintendent talks about all things involved in the decision to delay or close schools because of inclement weather. Who decides to close schools? Why not just call off school the night before? Dr. Ecker explains how all these choices are made.  Do you have a question you would like Dr. Ecker to answer?  Tune in to the show to find out how you can get your questions answered on the air. You can catch Dr. Ecker’s program every evening at 7:30 p.m. 


Instructionally Speaking with Steve Johnson – Tune in to the latest edition of Instructionally Speaking with Steve Johnson to find out about the important things going on in the school system.  The Assistant Superintendent of Instruction details and explains the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) initiative and the different ways schools are implementing it. He also updates parents on important issues such as safety precaution trainings and interim reports. He discusses many other topics, including winter activities in the schools – from concerts and plays to High School Assessments and class selections.  You can see his program every day at 8:30 a.m. 


Speak Out: 3rd Annual Student Town Hall – High school students have an opportunity to speak their minds in the 3rd annual Speak Out: Student Town Hall. Hosts Moira Thompson and Assistant Superintendent Steve Johnson lead the students in discussing topics that affect CCPS students. Students voiced their opinions about the recent elections and how they felt about politics in our country.  They tackled tough topics such as sex education in schools and whether or not teenagers are responsible enough to be driving at the age of sixteen. Listen in as these bright minds debate!

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