18 Mar
Henry Greve Speech Contest Results

Henry Greve Speech Contest Results

Thirteen Kern County 7th and 8th graders answered the question “What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in a Global Society?” during the 65th annual Henry Greve Speech Contest, which was held on March 14 in downtown Bakersfield. Each of the competing students had between four-and-a-half and seven minutes to convince the judges with […]

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13 Mar
2019 Science Fair Results Announced  

2019 Science Fair Results Announced  

Approximately 630 4th through 12th grade students took part in Kern County’s 31st annual Regional Science Fair on March 12 at the Rabobank Convention Center. There were over 561 projects in all. The annual event is the culmination of months of hard work for students who rose through their school and district ranks for a […]

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11 Mar
Kern County History Day Results  

Kern County History Day Results  

Dozens of students from schools across Kern County competed in the 36th annual Kern County History Day held at the Larry E. Reider Educational Center. Individuals or groups with the highest scores in each category are now eligible to participate in California History Day, May 10-12 in Rocklin, Calif. State winners advance to National History […]

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28 Feb
Leaders in Life Youth Conference  

Leaders in Life Youth Conference  

For two decades, Kern County middle and high school students, along with adult mentors, have annually organized one of California’s largest youth leadership conferences. Leaders in Life was the brainchild of local businessman, Morgan Clayton, who in 1998, attended the Bakersfield Business Conference. The annual conference featuring nationally and internationally recognized speakers for adults on […]

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21 Feb
Camp KEEP Celebrates 50 Years  

Camp KEEP Celebrates 50 Years  

For the past 50 years, a visit to the Kern Environmental Education Program, or Camp KEEP, has marked the signature field trip during the final year of elementary school. It has become a rite of passage for so many students in dour community — in fact, it’s estimated that more than a quarter million youngsters […]

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03 Feb
Academic Decathlon results announced  

Academic Decathlon results announced  

Stockdale High School received the Claude W. Richardson perpetual trophy as the overall team winner of the 38th annual Kern County Academic Decathlon on Feb. 2 at Mira Monte High School. Nearly 200 students from 18 high schools participated. Stockdale will represent Kern County in the California Academic Decathlon scheduled for next month in Sacramento. […]

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01 Feb
Prospective teacher info session, May. 8  

Prospective teacher info session, May. 8  

KCSOS’s next informational session for prospective schoolteachers to be held Feb. 8 The Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ Teacher Development Program will host an information session for prospective teachers on May 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at City Centre Room 1B, 1300 17th St. The event is intended to provide information to people […]

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30 Jan
KCSOS employees making a difference

KCSOS employees making a difference

Every year, KCSOS solicits nominations for its annual You Make a Difference Awards, which recognize employees in three categories — Outstanding Service to Education, Innovation in Education and Distinguished Service. Final selections are made by a committee consisting of office employees who judge nominees on their “dedication and contributions to the success of the overall […]

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28 Jan
Oral Language Festival winners announced  

Oral Language Festival winners announced  

More than 250 students who rose through their school, district and regional competitions presented their interpretations of a published literary work during the 48th annual Kern County Oral Language Festival held Saturday, January 26 at Stonecreek Jr. High School. Presentations were 3-5 minutes in length with grades 4-6 and grades 7-8 competing separately. Categories of […]

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23 Jan
Centennial High School Wins Mock Trials  

Centennial High School Wins Mock Trials  

Centennial High School claimed victory in a close showdown round to win the 2019 Kern County Mock Trial Super Saturday held on January 19 in Bakersfield’s Kern County Superior Courts of California. Nineteen high school teams, and one junior high team, argued the fictitious case of People v. Klein. Centennial High will represent Kern County at the California Mock Trial in […]

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