C.R.E.W. News Crew
C.R.E.W. NEWS TEAM
The news team consists of two teams of seven fifth
graders. Each team is one air every other week changing on Fridays.
The news broadcast is now on YouTube for the world to watch at 7:40
AM. Broadcasts happen every school day except for the first day of
school, the last day of school, and" Strut" days.
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Jobs (1 on each team):
Greeter - sets the tone for the morning and welcomes
LWH - reports the lunch, weather and history for the
Announcer - reports any important happenings and
birthdays for the day
Camera person - responsible for the videotaping of the
Teleprompter - responsible for coaching on air
Audio/slide show - runs the power point program for
the display behind the broadcast
Student director - responsible for the smooth running
of the program and steps in any job if needed
The news team is like a real world experience. The
fourth grade students need to apply for the job (in April), get
references (their teacher), interview, and get permission (from
parents). They are expected to be on time, eat their breakfast
before going on air, gather the information they need and practice
their lines before the broadcast.
News team members are expected to be on their best behavior and
act as a good role models for the younger students all the time.
Flagrant misbehavior will result in a warning. A second warning
will mean dismissal from the team.
The skills used for the news broadcast production may, at first,
seem unrelated to the classroom. There are many overlaps, however.
The technology used will help the teams to become more confident
users. They learn to use the camera, power point, a teleprompter,
and some editing equipment. Each of these skills is the basis of
what modern day news broadcasters use to produce professional
Part of the fifth grade standards refers to being comfortable
speaking publically. For the past three years, the winners of our
school speech competition - who also went on to represent our
school county-wide - have been members of the news team. The
confidence that using these skills gives the students is something
many people do not have the opportunity to perfect.