04 Apr
Don’t Miss the Boat — KEEP CALM Jamboree April 22

Don’t Miss the Boat — KEEP CALM Jamboree April 22

You would be hard-pressed to find a local resident who has not been positively impacted by Camp KEEP or CALM. KCSOS’s two beloved outdoor education programs are embraced by thousands of Kern County children and their families year after year. As a result, the community has long been supportive of these programs through volunteer efforts, […]

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28 Mar
2022 Henry Greve Speech Contest Results

2022 Henry Greve Speech Contest Results

Kern County 7th and 8th graders competed in the 67th annual Henry Greve Speech Contest, which was held virtually on March 24. Each of the competing students had between four-and-a-half and seven minutes to convince the judges with their persuasive speeches, answering the prompt: “What was the biggest impact the pandemic had on society?” The […]

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22 Mar
Kern Students Win at the State Academic Decathlon Competition

Kern Students Win at the State Academic Decathlon Competition

Over the weekend, Kern County students from Frontier, Stockdale, and Arvin High Schools battled against the best and brightest students in California at the 43rd California Academic Decathlon competition. In nine out of ten categories, Kern County students placed in the top three – a tremendous feat that students have worked toward over the last […]

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18 Mar
Reflecting on two-plus school years amid a pandemic

Reflecting on two-plus school years amid a pandemic

Two years ago this week, I stood alongside colleagues from Kern County school districts and our partners at Kern County Public Health to issue a joint statement that made the inevitable official. All schools in Kern County would physically close no later than March 18, 2020, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We believed the […]

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17 Mar
Kern County Science Fair 2022 Results

Kern County Science Fair 2022 Results

Approximately 360 4th through 12th grade students took part in Kern County’s 34th annual Regional Science Fair, which took place virtually on March 14-16. There were over 330 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 chance […]

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08 Mar
Mask mandate FAQs from CDPH

Mask mandate FAQs from CDPH

What’s the latest with mask requirements in schools? A: Beginning March 12, the state strongly recommends that masks be worn indoors on school campuses but will no longer require them to be worn. County public health departments and local educational agencies (districts, charters, and private schools) can require masks if they choose. Will the Kern […]

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07 Mar
39th Annual Kern County History Day

39th Annual Kern County History Day

Students from schools across Kern County competed on Saturday in the 39th 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 6 & 7 in Rocklin, Calif. State winners advance to […]

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10 Feb
Frontier High School Wins Academic Decathlon

Frontier High School Wins Academic Decathlon

Frontier High School received the Claude W. Richardson perpetual trophy as the overall team winner of the 41st annual Kern County Academic Decathlon during a virtual award ceremony held on Wednesday night. Nearly 200 students from 12 high schools participated. Frontier High School will represent Kern County in the California Academic Decathlon scheduled for next […]

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07 Feb
CALM Breaks Ground on New Veterinary Clinic

CALM Breaks Ground on New Veterinary Clinic

CALM’s new Veterinary Clinic that is under construction To ring in the new year, the California Living Museum is celebrating by making some much-needed improvements to its Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Since its founding in 1983, CALM has treated and released thousands of injured, orphaned, and abandoned animals back into the wild. With the increase in […]

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03 Feb
Jayme Stuart Honored with Wendy Wayne Award

Jayme Stuart Honored with Wendy Wayne Award

The Kegley Institute of Ethics at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) recently announced the recipients of its 2022 Wendy Wayne Ethics Award. One of these recipients is KCSOS’s very own Jayme Stuart, a Child & Family Services Coordinator with over 27 years of service at KCSOS. Her work as a dedicated advocate for Kern County’s […]

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