Media Activities - Wheaton Academy
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Media

Live Video & Television Production

Sponsor: Matthew Hockett

Participants: Unlimited

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: August-June

Weekly Schedule: Lunch meeting once a month for training and to discuss details of schedule; opportunities throughout the week to produce events (chapels, TV reports, sporting and fine arts events)

Cost: Shirt (optional)

Special Factors: There are a variety of positions available: Camera Operator, Commentators and Play-by-Play Announcers, Audio Engineer, Assistant Director, Director, Graphic Designer, Production Assistant

Parent Participation: None

Known Conflicts: None; open participation

Yearbook

Sponsor: Katie Swider & Jim Holtrop

Participants: Unlimited

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: August-June

Weekly Schedule: Weekly meeting (before or after school) and work online as needed

Cost: None

Special Factors: Members are responsible for designing, creating, and formatting Wheaton Academy’s yearbook. In doing this, students will be exposed to the publishing process and will mimic the function of a small business. Meeting deadlines, managing costs and budgets, selling ads, and working independently and on a team are essential elements to our individual and collective success. Students will learn and sharpen basic journalism skills, such as interviewing and caption writing; design and layout skills, such as photography and page design.

Parent Participation: None

Known Conflicts: None; open participation; Seasonal participation is also an option