KCSOS Spotlight

09 Dec
2019 ‘We the People’ results  

2019 ‘We the People’ results  

Nearly 200 local high school students put their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to the test on Saturday, Dec. 7 during the annual “We the People” Congressional Hearings competition at Golden Valley High School. In the end, it was Centennial High School that took home the victory in the regional competition. Centennial High will go […]

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04 Dec
KCSOS Mini Grants Awarded  

KCSOS Mini Grants Awarded  

Congratulations to the teachers from KCSOS’s Special Education and Alternative Education programs who received mini grants from Dr. Mary Barlow to fund unique education projects for their classrooms. This year, more than $20,000 was awarded to 27 projects. The 2019 recipients are as follows: Alternative Education Carol Bennett Carolina Castro Larry Elman Brianna Hughes Amanda […]

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03 Dec
KCSOS Holiday Party 2019 held at CALM  

KCSOS Holiday Party 2019 held at CALM  

  A big THANK YOU is in order to KCSOS’s Division of Instructional Services for putting on a wonderful holiday party at the California Living Museum on Dec. 2. Hundreds of KCSOS staff and their families enjoyed great entertainment, refreshments, visits with Santa and fun activities for children before taking to the zoo grounds to […]

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13 Nov
Vince Rojas Honored for 22 Years of Service  

Vince Rojas Honored for 22 Years of Service  

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the Kern County Board of Education and Mary C. Barlow presented Vince Rojas with a resolution honoring him for 22 years of service to the KCSOS Personnel Commission. This important Commission ensures that KCSOS employs the best candidates and helps ensure a culture of excellence that is the hallmark of […]

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16 Oct
School Attendance Awareness Month Art Contest

School Attendance Awareness Month Art Contest

As part of its annual School Attendance Awareness Month campaign, KCSOS hosted a student art contest. Students in grades K-6 were invited to create a poster to help promote good school attendance and explain through imagery and words why going to school all day, every day is so important. Winners in each grade level will […]

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14 Oct
Statewide Standardized Test Results  

Statewide Standardized Test Results  

Kern County is making significant progress in closing the achievement gap as evidenced by Kern outpacing the state average in growth over the past four years in both ELA and Math. Click here for Kern’s data The following story was written by Ema Sasic at The Bakersfield Californian and is being re-published here with permission. […]

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03 Oct
Power of Equity in Education Symposium

Power of Equity in Education Symposium

More than 350 local educators and community partners convened at the Bakersfield Marriott in downtown Bakersfield on October 3 for the inaugural Power of Equity in Education Symposium.  The important event was hosted by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office and presented by Dignity Health. This first-of-its-kind local event was developed to inspire and […]

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22 Aug
Attendance Awareness Kick Off  

Attendance Awareness Kick Off  

2019 PSA Educators and community partners came together this morning at North High School to kick off School Attendance Awareness Month and call attention to a local effort to raise awareness about chronic absenteeism and the value of regular school attendance. In Kern County, more than 12 percent of all students in grades K through […]

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14 Aug
“Do the Math” to begin 18th season  

“Do the Math” to begin 18th season  

The Kern County Superintendent of School’s award-winning “Do the Math” live TV broadcast and free tutoring program is set to return for its 18th season on Sept. 10. For the past 17 years, the live interactive program has helped students strengthen their math awareness as credentialed teachers help them work out math problems on live […]

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13 May
Speech Competition Winners Announced  

Speech Competition Winners Announced  

Thirty-one  fourth, fifth and sixth graders competed on May 9 in the annual Bank of America Speech Competition at the Larry Reider Education Center in downtown Bakersfield. Each of the participants delivered a three to five minutes speech based on an essay they had previously written on the topic of “How Much Screen Time is […]

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