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Student Media Services

Peer Mentoring
Students facilitate explorations, empowering peers to explore their passions.
Authentic Learning
Student production teams manage projects for clients within our community.
Media Streaming

Students produce and direct livestreaming to support Concordia events, extending our global community.

SMS is driven by students, fueled by passion and directed by curiosity. It is definitely not a traditional Co-Curricular Activity (CCA). The leaders of the Student Interest Groups (SIGs) organize the majority of the activities and projects. Collaboration times are before school, during study halls, at lunch, after school or on weekends.

SMS Celebration

With over 25% of the high school student body involved in Student Media Services, this celebration video gives us only a glimpse into the immense creativity that is expressed at Concordia.

A Graphics Sampler

Produced by Principia, the SMS Motion Graphics SIG, this short presentation conveys some of the student-driven work that embodies the principles of Student Media Services.

Student Interest Groups (SIGs)

SMS is the umbrella organization for many Student Interest Groups (SIGs). These SIGs offer organization, structure and support as students work on explorations or productions of their own design. The work is all student-directed and student-led with Mr. Lavender, peers and community experts coaching them through their inquiry or design-based activities.

Experimenting and Mentorship

Students learn, take creative risks and explore their areas of interest. SMS Filmmaking exemplifies these ideals.

Connecting Lives Through Livestream

The phenomenon of “live” TV lives on through livestreaming. Meet the students who bring Concordia events to the world.

"Finding Kuliang"

Kuliang is a town near Fuzhou in Fujian Province with an interesting history which brought together the Chinese and American/European families and cultures in a spirit of peace and friendship. A documentary was produced by Mr. Johnston's students for the community in collaboration with the Kuliang government. This project was celebrated with public displays both in Shanghai and in Kuliang. These are some selected images celebrating the project.

Digital Maker Space

At the heart of Student Media Services (SMS), the Digital Maker Space augments personal computing equipment with workstations equipped software used by leaders in the industry. Students manage the school’s inventory of high-quality cameras, lighting, microphones and livestreaming technology. An audio studio, a video studio, a virtual-reality studio and a multi-purpose space are all available to digital makers in the Concordia community.