On November 13, 2013, seven Mark Hopkins Elementary fifth grade students journeyed down to KRMA, Channel 6, to be a part of the Rocky Mountain Public Service TV Super School News program. The Hopkins student news team produced a two-minute segment featuring two news stories about their school. The Hopkins team covered the School Time Capsule and the Pizza Garden.
The Time Capsule Story team included Clara Pierce as anchor and Ben Connolly and Hailey Tharpe as reporters. This team reported on the school district time capsule, sealed in 1989 and scheduled to be opened in 2039. This time capsule contains documents and items representative of Littleton schools at that time in history. The Pizza Garden team included Bella Torres as anchor and Jamey Brehmer and Zane Smith as reporters. This team covered the school’s new gardens which students will tend in order to grow various pizza topics. Student Garrett Goemans served as the production technician for these teams.
These news teams picked and researched the stories, wrote the scripts, and chose graphics to best tell their stories. They were supervised and guided in their efforts by volunteers Marilyn and Edward Miller. The Mark Hopkins Super School News segment will be aired on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:55 a.m., Thursday, December 19 at 2:55 p.m., Saturday, December 21 at 10:55 a.m.