KCSOS Spotlight

06 Dec
California launches updated school dashboard website

California launches updated school dashboard website

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) have launched the second version of the California School Dashboard, a website that gives parents, students, and educators access to valuable school and district data. The 2018 Dashboard includes two new metrics for evaluating school and district performance and a new, user-friendly […]

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05 Dec
Students get taste of culinary arts  

Students get taste of culinary arts  

Students in Becky Williams’ after school cooking class at KCSOS’s North Kern Community School have been learning the basics of culinary arts this fall. The sounds of chopping and teenage camaraderie were ample on a recent Monday afternoon, while the wonderful makings of pasta with meat sauce, salad and garlic bread filled the air. Now […]

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15 Nov
Richardson Center students help kick off holidays  

Richardson Center students help kick off holidays  

KCSOS’s Richardson Child Development Center held its annual Turkey Trot Parade on November 15. Students and staff from each classroom dressed up in unique themes — trolls, Twister, a marching band and everything in between — and paraded around campus to the delight of dozens of visitors who were in attendance. There was an ample […]

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13 Nov
Donations being accepted for schools  

Donations being accepted for schools  

The Camp Fire, currently burning in the heart of Butte County, is the largest and most destructive fire in California history. The fire has permanently or temporarily displaced more than 50,000 people, burned 6,500 homes, and claimed the lives of many residents. The Butte County Office of Education created the Schools Fire Relief Fund to […]

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09 Nov
Camp KEEP benefits from generous donation  

Camp KEEP benefits from generous donation  

Sparkling Image Car Washes of Bakersfield has been a longtime support of Camp KEEP. Every September for the past 9 years, the business has held a day-long car wash fundraiser, donating 50 percent of the day’s proceeds to the KEEP Foundation. “We’re excited to partner with Camp KEEP year after year,” said Joe Solis, Marketing […]

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08 Nov
HolidayLights at CALM runs through January 5  

HolidayLights at CALM runs through January 5  

A holiday tradition and voted Bakersfield’s Best Annual Event, HolidayLights features a dazzling musical tree show and creative, animated displays with more than 3 million colorful, energy-efficient LED lights. Designed and installed by Josh Barnett and his company Lightasmic!, the event runs nightly Friday, November 30, 2018 through Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. […]

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05 Nov
Volunteers needed for HolidayLights event

Volunteers needed for HolidayLights event

The California Living Museum is recruiting volunteers for HolidayLights at CALM. Approximately 30 volunteers are needed each night, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., November 30 through January 5, (closed Christmas) to act as hosts directing our guests through three million lights! Minimum age to volunteer is 17 years. Businesses or organizations that sponsor a night […]

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24 Oct
Great American Smokeout Inspires Students  

Great American Smokeout Inspires Students  

Great American Smokeout Mock News Conference speaker Darren Gholston, left, shows off a sketch by North High student Calvin Isaac. Calvin was inspired by Darren and wanted to pay tribute to him through his art. Local musician, Darren Gholston, was the keynote speaker during the annual Kern County Great American Smokeout Mock News Conference, which […]

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19 Oct
Teacher info session set for November 7  

Teacher info session set for November 7  

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ Teacher Development Program will host an information session for prospective teachers on Wednesday, Nov. 7 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 who are contemplating entering the teaching profession. Advance registration is not […]

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25 Sep
School Attendance Awareness Month  

School Attendance Awareness Month  

In a concerted effort to raise awareness about chronic absenteeism and the value of regular school attendance, the Truancy Reduction & Attendance Coalition of Kern (TRACK) — which is made up of partners from local school districts, law enforcement and concerned citizens — officially kicked off School Attendance Awareness Month 2018 on Sept. 7 at […]

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