Last Week @ Westlane students used their new grant-funded media equipment to create a video thanking The Advancement Center and all of our donors who make these grants possible.

New Gear Means New Opportunities for Westlane Students

Last Week @ Westlane (LW@WL) is a student-run video news program that provides Westlane Middle School students the opportunity to grow their creative and collaborative skills while building positive school culture and promoting student voices. LW@WL teaches students new media communication skills and encourages them to share things they care about with others. Each episode contains a thoughtful mix of segments (entertainment and news) that students plan, record, and edit themselves.

This year LW@WL staff advisor, Nathanael Urban, applied for a grant to provide new equipment and software for the program, allowing students to create higher quality, more professional-level content.

Your donations enabled this grant to be funded, helping the students of LW@WL grow in an area they are passionate about while increasing their technical skills to meet the higher-level standards required for production in a professional telecommunications setting.

LW@WL is a benefit to Washington Township Schools as it allows students, staff, and community stakeholders to come together positively. Episodes stream in advisories/homeroom classes bi-weekly and celebrate the different parts of school culture, including athletic updates and highlights, introducing new teachers, and hearing positive shoutout interviews from students and staff.

I believe in LW@WL because it makes our community stronger and more connected. One of my favorite things… is when a student pursues an idea that they are personally passionate about… Seeing a student self-driven to create something that blesses others is priceless. – Mr. Urban

Make sure to check out the Last Week @ Westlane youtube channel to watch new and past episodes. And thank you for helping Mr. Urban and the students of Westlane Middle School!

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