The Mustang Morning News program at Will Rogers Middle School plays a very important role in keeping students and staff engaged in their school community. Students who participate in the Mustang Morning News are responsible for creating videos that, no matter the subject matter, reinforce the goals that every student in the school is expected to meet. In this way, these media students are directly responsible for creating the positive school community that can be felt at Will Rogers. With one of the smallest SEVA Studios, the Mustang Morning News team utilizes their small space and their equipment including lighting, microphones, camera, tripod and a teleprompter to learn as well as teach others on a daily basis.
The middle school students who participate in the media program at Will Rogers understand the impact media has at their school, and can see a path to continue that work in the future. Many students join the program each year in hopes of building on what students have been able to accomplish before them. The passion and creativity of these students is truly inspiring.
Documentary 7-8: Free School Lunch (Finalist)
PSA 7-8: Don’t Text and Drive (Finalist)
School News 7-8: Integrating Visual Arts (Finalist)
School News 7-8: Mustang Morning News (Finalist)
PSA 7-8: When In Drought (Honorable Mention)
SEVA Teacher Wendy Esquivel
Wendy Esquivel has experienced a lot in her 19 years of teaching and has a unique ability to connect with the middle school students that she teaches. One of the greatest lessons Ms. Esquivel has shared with her students is to put their heart into everything they do and to let their creativity shine. Ms. Esquivel takes her own personal time to help her students and is always working to push them to get their projects done, which is why Will Rogers had an impressive 23 videos submitted to the 2018 SEVAs.
Ms. Esquivel is proud to be part of the SEVA program which she feels provides lifelong memories for her students and motivation for them to continue to work harder and improve year after year. Every year Ms. Esquivel has new group of enthusiastic students and we can’t wait to see what they are able to create! Ms. Esquivel keeps the enthusiasm going and for shows the future of media all the great wonders they can accomplish every year.