KCSOS Spotlight

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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08 May
Teachers of the Year Announced  

Teachers of the Year Announced  

6th grade teacher Germaine “Gigi” Maurer from Juliet Thorner Elementary School in Bakersfield and 3rd grade teacher Valerie Perez from Browning Road STEAM Academy in McFarland were honored this evening as the 2018-19 Kern County Teachers of the Year. The finalists are now eligible to apply to move on to the California State Teachers of […]

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01 May
Settlement of Lawsuit Reached  

Settlement of Lawsuit Reached  

May 1, 2019 — A coalition of Latino and Black students, their parents, community groups and the Kern County Office of Education (KCOE) have reached a settlement of a lawsuit involving a dispute over the enrollment of students in KCOE-operated schools. The lawsuit was filed in 2014 against the Kern High School District, the KCOE […]

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29 Apr
Mathematics Field Day Results  

Mathematics Field Day Results  

Nearly 900 middle school students from 40 schools put their math skills to the test Saturday, April 27 during the 50th annual Kern County Middle School Mathematics Field Day held at Liberty High School. Sixth, seventh and eighth-graders competed in a variety of events testing their math talents both individually and in teams, mostly by […]

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15 Apr
Kern County Classified Employees Of The Year Named

Kern County Classified Employees Of The Year Named

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office has officially announced the names of the six Kern County Classified Employees of the Year. These employees will move on to represent Kern in the  State Classified School Employees of the Year competition. State winners will be announced in late April and will be recognized at a special […]

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11 Apr
BPD Hosts Audible Easter Egg Hunt  

BPD Hosts Audible Easter Egg Hunt  

On Thursday, April 11, the Bakersfield Police Department hosted its 4th annual Audible Easter Egg Hunt for blind and visually impaired students enrolled in KCSOS programs. Plastic eggs with audible beepers were constructed, making it possible for students to locate the eggs. The eggs were then  traded for eggs filled with candy and individualized Easter […]

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10 Apr
Kern Early Stars Program Launched  

Kern Early Stars Program Launched  

In celebration of the Week of the Young Child, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office and First 5 Kern officially launched the Kern Early Stars program during a special event held on April 10 at the Oaks Children’s Center in Southwest Bakersfield. Kern Early Stars assesses and awards stars to child development centers and […]

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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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