Pine Crest School's broadcast and print student media outlets offer students hands-on experience with researching stories, finding sources, conducting interviews, editing, reporting, and evaluating an end product. The educational value of working on deadline with an editorial or production team, condensing a complex concept into 60 seconds, and/or working within a specific word count is immeasurable.
BROADCAST STUDENT MEDIA
Pine Crest Lower, Middle, and Upper School students have access to fully-equipped television studios staffed by faculty who have experience in digital media production, film, and/or television news.
Our students are exposed to digital media production beginning in Lower School by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or reading birthdays or news during daily broadcasts. Throughout the year, teachers may integrate broadcast projects into curriculum plans, giving our youngest students an opportunity to plan and produce stories. For example, first graders produced a Chicken News Network segment as part of their unit on chicken egg incubation.
Beginning in Middle School and continuing through Upper School, students have an opportunity to participate in Student Television Network competitions at the regional and national level. Click here to read about Pine Crest students' participation in the 2016 Student Television Network Convention
Student broadcast productions include:
PRINT STUDENT MEDIA
Under the guidance of a teacher, Middle and Upper School students have several opportunities to express their creativity through writing and photography for publication.
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is Pine Crest Upper School's official weekly student newspaper, which is managed and produced by teams of student editors, reporters, and photographers.The Scribbler
is Pine Crest Upper School's student-run annual literary magazine. Entries - poems, essays, short stories, artwork, and photographs - are solicited from the Upper School student body and selected for inclusion in the publication.
Yearbooks are created for each campus and include Lower, Middle, and Upper School students and faculty. Each Pine Crest student receives a yearbook at the end of the school year - our lifetime attendees (grades pre-kindergarten through twelve) collect 14 books full of memories by the time they graduate!
On our Fort Lauderdale campus, Lower School faculty members and Lower School Family Association volunteers work together to produce a yearbook for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students, highlighting each class' school pictures and special events that took place throughout the year. Parents of fifth graders are invited to submit tributes to their children. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students who choose Yearbook as an elective choose the theme for the Fort Lauderdale Middle School yearbook. They coordinate photography and use software to layout and design the book. As a special touch, parents are invited to submit special tributes to their students, and parents of eighth graders submit their baby photos for the back of the book.
Created by a staff of Middle School students, Views is a collection of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students, faculty, student groups, events, and memories for our entire Boca Raton campus. Students in the yearbook elective choose the theme, design the cover and divider pages, and create the pages of the book using design software.
The Crestian is Pine Crest Upper School's yearbook, which is managed and produced by a student staff of editors, photographers, and contributors. Each year's book is designed around a theme and includes photos of all students, teachers, clubs, athletic highlights, teams and staff. An emphasis is placed on the senior class, and parents of the seniors create special pages in the back of the book congratulating the graduates.