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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31 Jan
Centennial High School Named Mock Trial Champs

Centennial High School Named Mock Trial Champs

Eleven high school teams argued the fictitious case of People v. Cobey during the 2022 Kern County Mock Trial finals held on January 29 in Bakersfield’s Kern County Superior Courts of California. In the end, Centennial High School claimed victory and will go on to represent Kern County in the California Mock Trial in March. […]

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19 Jan
Virtual Education Fair Scheduled for Feb. 5

Virtual Education Fair Scheduled for Feb. 5

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools will host a Virtual Education Fair on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This virtual fair is exclusive to Kern County School Districts. Individuals who are fully credentialed, intern-eligible and holders of bachelor’s degrees or higher are invited to attend. The event is Kern County’s largest […]

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19 Jan
KCSOS Employee Lends a Hand After Tornado

KCSOS Employee Lends a Hand After Tornado

A memorial was erected in front of the City Hall in Mayfield, Kentucky. On the evening of December 10, a tornado dubbed the “Quad-State Tornado” ripped across four states in four hours (Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky), slamming many communities in its destructive path. While surveys are still being conducted by the National Weather Service, […]

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06 Jan
Specially Yours Conference Slated for May 20

Specially Yours Conference Slated for May 20

An upcoming conference hosted by the Kern County Consortium SELPA focuses on providing parents of children with special needs the education, resources, and tools needed to help empower parents to make the best decisions for their children. The fourth bi-annual conference, titled “Specially Yours,” will focus on behavior, academic, and social regression and how to […]

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15 Dec
You Make a Difference Award Recipients

You Make a Difference Award Recipients

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

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10 Dec
SPIN Launches Pilot with Dream Center

SPIN Launches Pilot with Dream Center

William Darden, left, and Brandon Parker are two of the participants in the Dream Center’s mobility study in partnership with SPIN, Golden Empire Transit and UC Davis. The Dream Center of Kern County is in the beginning stages of an exciting pilot program to expand transportation opportunities for vulnerable youth ages 18 to 25. SPIN […]

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06 Dec
We the People Congressional Hearings

We the People Congressional Hearings

Nearly 250 students from nine local high schools put their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to the test over the weekend during the annual We the People Congressional Hearings held at Golden Valley High School. Centennial High School won the regional competition and will move on to represent Kern County in the state championships to […]

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