BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although the school itself has been closed for more than a month, Bridgewater-Raritan High School's Television Team has moved full steam ahead with Bridgewater-Raritan Remote Television.

The team posted its first three completely remote shows to YouTube during the pandemic, April 3, April 17 and April 24. The next show is planned for May 1.

The student members of BRTV worked hard to plan, collect video clips and edit the segments in the shows.

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On April 3, the show focused on the BRHS Yearbook, and an interview with a student filmmaker who won the Audience Choice Award at the Count Basie Film Festival.

On April 17, the show looked at the BRHS PE Partners program in honor of Autism Awareness Month; how to make masks and where to donate them; and the BRHS Girls Golf Team practicing at home.

The third show on April 24 includes the School to Employment & Career & Community Exploration classes; a thank you to frontline and essential workers; and the BRHS softball team showing at-home drills and what they miss most about the season.

In addition, two of the three weeks had a featured artist, a featured musician for all three weeks and a spring sports senior spotlight for one of the weeks.

The district wanted to thank a number of staff members who collaborated with the staff to make it happen, including:

  • Mary Lynn Hawkinson and Joann Pellegrino - featured artist segments
  • Sherry Griggs, Tom Bourgault, Nick Mossa and John Wilson – featured musician segments
  • Spring Sports Coaches - Spring Sports Senior Spotlight segment
  • Pat Cahill and Mike Bittner – yearbook segment
  • Brian Smith – PE Partners segment
  • Lori Santos – masks segment
  • Steve Kline – girls golf segment
  • Jan Carr-Jones and Brenda Hockstein – STEP and CCE programs segment
  • Sandy Baranowski, Kristin Cacchio and Michele Kussmaul – softball segment
  • Laura Craig, Alice Hadley, Cherie Pieroni, Farrah Walters, Andy Clark and Charles Ezell – thank you segment

"One of the most enjoyable parts of co-advising BRTV is being able to collaborate with so many great staff and students in the district," co-advisor Christopher Black said. "It is awesome to see that collaboration continue in these difficult times."