South Elementary


South Elementary News

South Elementary News is a elementary video production program established by EDTV.  The curriculum was written and created by the Elementary TV Specialist because of the need of the rapidly evolving field of video in today’s society.  Students will explore advanced elements of television news broadcasting. This course will include all the mechanics of video production including scriptwriting, reporting, camera techniques, and digital video editing.  Those enrolled will videotape school activities, learn techniques in audio and video recording, and will become proficient in video editing using today’s most advanced editing software.  Students in this class will help in pre-production, taping and post-production of several stories about their school and also create a full television newscast for South Elementary.  Students will get experience on camera and behind the scenes for South Elementary News as it is broadcast to the school community and to the entire town of Plymouth.

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Each student will act as a director, visualizing the script while controlling the artistic aspect of the piece.


The students are taught the many roles of a producer in regard to the pre-production planning process.


The students are taught the importance of visual composition when framing their shots.


The students are taught the importance of audio in video and how to use a number of microphones.


The students are taught the video editing process of piecing together a news segment.


The students are taught how to deliver compelling questions in interviews to further craft their news segment.


Each student is tasked with writing intros, outros, questions, and voice overs for their news pieces.


Each student is given the opportunity to practice their on camera skills by hosting news segments.

Video Production Process


The students take the necessary steps to prepare for a TV production prior to the beginning of shooting. These tasks include storyboarding, scheduling, location scouting, scriptwriting.


The students capture the project assets which include interviews, broll, voiceover, stand-ups, and hosting. During this phase, students will learn the importance of exposure, frame composition, interviewing, and audio recording.


The final phase of production is where all the pieces are put together into a cohesive story. During this phase the students develop skills in the areas of video editing, audio editing, and graphics creation.

South Elementary Videos

Elementary Welcome Back to School – EDTV Kids

Our elementary school Principals come together to welcome families and share information on the upcoming school year Produced by EDTV Kids 2019/2020 #

Cub Coins – South Elementary School

South Elementary recently adopted Cub Coins as a whole school behavior model. See how it has helped students and teachers. Produced by South Elementary School 2019/2020 #

Field Trips – South Elementary School

Teachers and students share their feelings about field trips at South Elementary. Produced by South Elementary News 2019/2020 #

Fun Run – South Elementary School

South Elementary students participated in an amazing fun run. Produced by South Elementary News 2018/2019 #

Get Up & Go – South Elementary School

Learn more on how the “get up and go” program is helping students get active. Produced by South Elementary news (2018) #

Mr. Albert – South Elementary School

SES reporters find out how beloved teacher Mr. Albert is enjoying being the school’s technology teacher. Produced by South Elementary News 2017/2018 #

Project 351 – Plymouth

Donations can be made at, or in person at, South High School South Middle School PCIS Manomet Elementary Federal Furnace Elementary South [...]

Dot and Dash – South Elementary School

Learn how students are feeling about their newest classmates- the Dash and Dot robots! Produced by South Elementary News 2018 #

New Field – South Elementary School

Check out how the students and teachers at South Elementary School are enjoying their new field! Created by EDTV November 2017

Genius Hour | South Elementary School

Learn how Mr. Albert’s class is working on Genius Hour projects throughout the year. Created by EDTV December 2016

Ms. Dobbins | South Elementary School

Students at South Elementary School wanted to learn more about their new vice principal, Ms. Dobbins! Created by EDTV December 2016

PVLEGS | District Wide (Elementary)

Learn how PVLEGS is helping students across Plymouth learn to be great public speakers! Created by EDTV December 2016

Leader in Me- South Elementary School

Learn how South Elementary (and especially Ms. Bunnell’s class!) does an awesome job with the Leader in Me Program. Created by EDTV October 2016

Project 351

Julianne Morse, a Student Ambassador for Project 351, informs the Plymouth Public School community about an upcoming fundraiser for Cradles to Crayons.

Robotics Rally Intro

Plymouth Public Schools Robotics Rally held on March 23, 2016.

Extreme Animals – South Elementary News

Students at South Elementary were treated to seeing, learning about, and even touching extreme animals from around the world! Created by EDTV December 2015

EDTV Kids – Show 1

On this episode, Faith shares stories on: -Teal Pumpkins at Nathaniel Morton -Diabetes Awareness at Hedge -Storia at Cold Spring -Mt. Pleasant turns 110 years old -Ice Bucket Challenge gets [...]

South Elementary – Open House

Video highlighting information shared at South Elementary School’s open house. Created by EDTV September 2015

Isabelle Maggelet

Isabelle Maggelet of South Elementary School receives an Inspiration Award at Opening Day 2015.