2016 - 2017 Recap: Year One!

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After an incredibly busy (and fun) inaugural year, it's definitely a good idea to take a quick look back and recap some of the highlights of Impact's first year at Indio High School.

In addition to developing new curriculum and furnishing studios with new equipment, Impact closed out the year as an Arts, Media, and Entertainment leader in DSUSD, collaborating with a variety of schools, students, and district personnel. Here are a few more vital stats:

  • More than 200 students enrolled in Impact
  • More than 20 community events and field trips
  • More than 400 experience and service hours
  • Student work recognized and featured at 3 DSUSD Board of Education meetings
  • Student work featured at Digicom X High School Film Festival

First-year Impact students gained experience producing short films, documentaries, animations, graphic designs, and more. 30 students played integral roles in launching a SkillsUSA chapter and competing in Skill and Leadership competitions at the Regional and State levels. 

Multiple industry professionals dedicated their time and talents to speaking and workshops in a variety of areas, and the KIHS Broadcasting moved into a new studio and began live streaming daily broadcasts in high definition via YouTube.

Even as summer break began, students volunteered their time to participate in a week-long Digicom Screenwriting Workshop and helped to build a new broadcast set from scratch.

It's almost a shame to take a break from all the fun, but the 2017 - 2018 promises to be filled with even more excitement and opportunity. Stay tuned!