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KWN Kids Witness News – Go Vote

Great colleagues make district meetings fun. It’s not the stuff on the agenda that helps you bind more closely, it’s great colleagues.. Sam Frey is one such educator you should have sitting in your meeting sometime. Sam inspires his students every year to create videos for the 2008 New Vision Awards contest for Kid Witness News. His teams have won kudos for the past 3 years. This year’s entry is a video spoof of all those pharmacy commercials with READING as the drug of choice. I encourage you to go and check out the videos. Sam is gracious to all as he sent the email below to our district educators. Notice how he encourages you to use your own judgment in voting for your favorite? What a great teacher!


Greetings from Jere Baxter Middle School!


This year we have won two awards, the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Award and the Technical Award for Sound, for our video “Reading: The Prescription for Communication.” This video is a light-hearted parody of all of the drug commercials that you see on TV, but promotes the many benefits of Reading.


Here is where you can help. Panasonic has set up space on their website where you can vote for your favorite video. Now I am not going to ask you to vote for us, but I would appreciate it if you would watch the videos and vote for your favorite. If that happens to be our video, GREAT!


Click on the link below; then click on the various videos listed. Voting is available after you watch a video. (Our JBMS video is on the far right.)


 I know this may take some time, so on behalf of my students, I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to support this program. Please feel free to forward this email out to any of your friends who you feel might be interested in supporting this program also.


Thank you once again!


Sam Frey

Title I/ Technology Coordinator

Jere Baxter Middle School


Kid Witness News, a hands-on video education program developed and supported by Panasonic, is structured to develop student’s self-confidence, creativity, communication skills and teamwork through the use of digital video technology.