Strake Jesuit Educational Television, SJET, is actually two things:
A closed circuit television system that extends to every building and classroom on campus providing video support for faculty and a student service organization, an extracurricular activity in which student members learn all basic aspects of Television Production.
SJET has been in operation since 1970. SJET’s production studio is equipped for special effects and computer editing of footage and graphics. The distribution side provides television multiple channels for the classrooms. Every day, SJET reporters and announcers, together with technical crews, broadcast the SJ Morning Show live via classroom projector or digital streaming media. This program features daily announcements about school events, editorials, interviews, and even game shows.
SJET is a student organization that provides services to the entire school community. Camera and film crews record and report on athletic events; shoot stories for the SJ Morning show; help students produce and edit projects for other classes; record school plays, concerts, and other major functions such as the Junior Cross and Ring Ceremony, the Baccalaureate Mass, and Graduation.
A well-stocked library of videotapes is maintained in the distribution center of SJET. From this central point on campus, television programs can be broadcast directly to the classrooms and/or iPads on multiple simultaneous channels.
Any student may enter SJET by way of enrolling SJET-related classes or trying out to be an anchor. Most of our activities are before school, during community time and after school. Each member is trained on technical levels from a simple knowledge of the studio to being a full director. The most important requirement is a genuine interest in television production. Students must be willing to dedicate time and energy to help SJET work! When it is functioning smoothly, SJET is one of the most exciting, fast-paced and professional-style environments Strake Jesuit has to offer. It is truly an opportunity that sets SJ apart.