KCSOS Spotlight

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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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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22 Jan
Drug Trend Symposium Scheduled  

Drug Trend Symposium Scheduled  

KCSOS, in partnership with the California School Resource Officers Association, will host the Drug Trend Symposium on February 8, 2019 at the Larry E. Reider Education Center located at 2000 K St in Bakersfield. While much attention has been paid to active shooter and emergency readiness efforts, narcotics trafficking, use and addiction has continued to […]

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16 Jan
Save the date for 2019 ’70s fun run  

Save the date for 2019 ’70s fun run  

KCSOS’s Bridges Career Development Academy will hosts its 5th annual Super 70s 5k and 10k Fun Run on Saturday, March 23 at CALM. Participants are encouraged to don 70s attire and come out for a groovy time to help raise funds forBridges’ cross county team, an enrichment program that fosters character-building attributes like teamwork, discipline, […]

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11 Dec
County leaders launch Kern Education Pledge  

County leaders launch Kern Education Pledge  

Kern County leaders, spanning K-16 education, along with community partners, formally launched a first-of-its-kind local alliance called the Kern Education Pledge during a special event held today at CSU Bakersfield. The Pledge will begin the work of transforming Kern County’s educational system to ensure a seamless pathway that prepares students for college and career. Kern […]

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10 Dec
Congressional Hearing results announced  

Congressional Hearing results announced  

Nearly 200 local high school students put their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to the test on Dec. 8 during the annual “We the People” Congressional Hearings competition at Golden Valley High School. In the end, it was Arvin High School that took home the victory in the regional competition. Arvin High will go on […]

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