Longest-running show on DPS TV is
September 20, 2012
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
“Math Homework Hotline,” a favorite with students, has returned to the air for its 28th season and can be seen at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday on DPS-TV (Time Warner Cable Channel 21).
The live call-in show is designed for DPS students, who phone in each week to get homework help and receive giveaways.
Teacher and co-host Adre Daniels (Stivers) works problems along with callers, illustrating each step of the problem-solving process.
“Math Homework Hotline” is a joint production. Ken Kreitzer, team leader for DPS TV and WDPS FM, hosts; Sharon Miller (Horace Mann) does sign language translation; and Ponitz staff members (Deb Pitstick, Jennifer Bryant, Jarrod Williams and Pat Battle) handle production and coordinate the show’s student crew.
The show has received local and national recognition for excellence, including Hometown USA, regional Philo Awards and three Telly Awards.
Students who operate the cameras on the set are part of the arts and communications pathway (one of four career pathways) at Ponitz Career Technology Center, where DPS TV studio is located. In keeping with the district’s strategic goal of high-quality education, Ponitz CTC prepares students to be college and career ready.