The SEVA Studio at Wilson C. Riles Middle School truly belongs to the students in the program. Students see it as their opportunity to show the skills they have and share information with the entire school. Advanced media tools such as the Tricaster, teleprompter and sound board are easily mastered by students who take pride in their work. Students are able to collaborate in groups where everyone knows their role, and has the knowledge and ability to help out classmates where needed. The teamwork skills students gain while producing the daily broadcast is easily transferred to other areas of the academic career.
The Riles Middle School media program is a key element in the media pathway set in place by the Center Joint Unified School District that stretches from elementary to high school. Students come to Riles with previous knowledge in media production, are able to strengthen their skills, and continue advancing their training at Center High School.
Jennifer Law of Wilson C. Riles Middle School in the Center Joint Unified School District has made an impact in the lives of her students for the past 24 years. She continues to grow her media program and encourage her students to express themselves through video. The SEVA program inspired Ms. Law to start an after-school media program at Wilson C. Riles Middle School. It has created a space for students to work together, discuss their ideas, and bring those ideas to life. Through her program, Ms. Law has been able to instill in her students the importance of timelines as well as share in their joy when they have been through the process and complete projects that are truly theirs. Her media program remains an amazing outlet for her students to express themselves as Ms. Law continues to inspire them to push their creativity further and expand their abilities through media. We have no doubt that Ms. Law’s program will continue to be an incredible resource for her students and truly influence their skills in media and within their community. Thank you, Ms. Law for continuing to work hard on this program for your students. We appreciate you and all that you do!