Once the first bell rings and students at Webster Middle School in Cedarburg students are in their seats, they listen to the media club's daily "live" broadcast.
Rather than a boring bulletin board, students get to listen to school announcement from their own classmates.
Currently there are about 75 students in the media club and participation keeps growing each year. Webster’s principal Tony DeRosa said the school is hoping to raise $33,000 to expand the program. They have a bigger vision of the school being the seed to a digital program that will span from K-12 and teach students valuable skills.
The school has already applied for the Cedarburg Education Foundation Grant and is also hoping for private donations.
There is even a green screen for the weather forecast.
“On our regional satellite you can see that it is cloudy over Wisconsin,” says Tara Stumpf as she gives the forecast.
Everyone learns every single aspect of the broadcast production. Students get to be in front of and behind of cameras - rotating each week.
“Everyone needs to know what's going on and sometimes it's not the easiest to get that across,” said Naomi Poss.