Regional
4:39 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

Las Cruces To Air High School Graduations On Cable TV And The Internet

Las Cruces – For the first time in the history of the Las Cruces Public Schools, the graduation ceremonies for the district's three largest high schools will be webcast over the Internet and televised on the City's cable access channel.

Las Cruces High, O ate High, and Mayfield High will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday (May 22) at NMSU's Pan American Center at the following times: LCHS - 9:00 a.m.; OHS - 1:00 p.m.; and MHS - 5:00 p.m. All three ceremonies will be webcast and telecast, said District Communications Director Jo Galv n.

The graduations will be available on the Internet at www.lcps.tv and on CLC-TV, Comcast cable channel 20. San Andres High School's graduation is set for tomorrow (Friday, May 21) at 7:00 p.m. at the O ate High Performing Arts Center. It will not be webcast this year, she said.

"Having the large ceremonies online and on TV will let a lot more people watch from the comfort of their living rooms," Galv n said. "We also know there are many military families that will now be able to see these important events from wherever they are in the world graduations are now global."

This is the first year LCPS will use the school district's television station, LCPS-TV, the district's website, www.lcps.tv, and the City of Las Cruces access channel, CLC-TV, to webcast and telecast the event that draws thousands of parents and families to the Pan Am Center each May.

"Another benefit to this first-time effort is the hands-on experience for the students who will be helping to make the webcast and telecast possible," Galv n said. "Media students from Mayfield, O ate and San Andres will man the cameras and take a role in this live production."