Casa Roble High School in the San Juan Unified School District may have one of the newer SEVA Studios, but students have already shown what amazing things they can create. Led by teacher Rebecca Batzianis, the program lets students be creative while communicating important information to their school community. Students have done an outstanding job representing their school community while sharing their vision. Along with the broadcast, students were able to create creative expression videos that really showcased their talent. The future looks bright for the SEVA Studio at Casa Roble High School!
Notable SEVA Videos:
School News 9-12: High School Arts Show (Finalist)
Documentary 9-12: Project Pronouns (Finalist)
Creative Expression 9-12: Living Brought Me Home (SEVA Award)
Creative Expression 9-12: Life of Art (Honorable Mention)
SEVA Teacher Rebecca Batzianis
Rebecca Batzianis from Casa Roble High School in the San Juan Unified School District is new to the world of teaching media, but she is no stranger to the classroom. Ms. Batzianis taught English for 18 years, while never forgetting her first love: journalism. Having experienced the world of journalism and communications in high school in college, she jumped at the chance to take over the media program at Casa Roble. Once she landed the position, she realized just how much work was needed to really get it going. She regularly attend meetings of SEVA Teachers and learned what was truly possible in the world of high school media. She rolled up her sleeves and put in countless hours to make sure their equipment was upgraded and the students had opportunities she didn’t have when she was in school. Her spirit of dedication inspired her students to give each video their best. Likewise, the creativity her students brought forward inspired her right back. Unsurprisingly, Ms. Batzianis says that the Creative Expression SEVA category is her favorite, and she is delighted that her students took home an Honorable Mention in that category at their very first SEVAs.