STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Richfield Springs students learn responsibility at a young age

Elementary age students at Richfield Springs Central School District produce, write, edit, and present their own newscasts everyday.

Posted: Mar 8, 2019 10:43 PM

RICH FIELD SPRINGS- Elementary age students at Richfield Springs Central School District produce, write, edit, and present their own newscasts everyday.

Every classroom in the elementary school shows a recorded newscast called Tribal Talk that includes the pledge of allegience, the weather, lunch menu, and several other events happening throughout the school.

Camdon Seamon and Abby Hosford are both anchors for Tribal Talk and they say they love their job. "I like to present the be kind, and be responsible, be safe, be considerate and show respect," said Hosford. Seamon said, "I like all of it, I like all of it."

The newscast is put together by five or six students everyday. Staff at the school describe what they do. “We have people who work on creating a script everyday, we have anchors that sit and read the script in front of a camera, we have students that edit the video afterwards and add all the special effects for the background and the green screen and the images that go along with the lunch menu and the weather," said Heather Shaffer, the Technology Integrations Specialist at the school.

Once everything is edited and put together, it's sent out through email to all the faculty and staff.

Shaffer says the students learn responsibilty and several other skills. "From preparing a google doc and collaborating with their classmates on it, to actually being professional on camera, the speaking and listening skills involved, and all of the technology skills they need no matter what job they choose.”

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 402263

Reported Deaths: 32395
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21930123323
Nassau423542190
Suffolk421121993
Westchester353271435
Rockland13719670
Orange10841484
Erie7766646
Dutchess4280152
Monroe4200277
Onondaga3142191
Albany2225121
Ulster186288
Oneida1830104
Sullivan146548
Putnam136563
Niagara134294
Schenectady86837
Broome82760
Rensselaer61730
Saratoga61017
Columbia48737
Madison37517
Ontario30233
Orleans28754
Warren28033
Steuben27641
Greene26618
Fulton26524
Genesee2505
Washington24914
St. Lawrence2312
Oswego2223
Wayne2093
Herkimer1934
Tompkins1860
Chautauqua1717
Chenango1696
Tioga16124
Chemung1482
Livingston1478
Cattaraugus1386
Montgomery1334
Cayuga1262
Clinton1094
Wyoming1025
Jefferson990
Delaware924
Otsego895
Seneca740
Allegany661
Schoharie620
Cortland590
Essex510
Yates486
Franklin360
Lewis310
Schuyler150
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 61°
Oneonta
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 60°
Herkimer
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 61°
Thendara
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 61°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left