Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent Dr. April Moore has partnered with Bakersfield Assemblyman Vince Fong to author Assembly Bill 2019. The bill would amend California law to allow for more flexibility for school districts wanting to expand their dual enrollment offerings.
Seventh and eighth graders from several small, rural Kern County School Districts came together today to test their knowledge in math, science, history, and writing during the annual Whiz Kids competition, Academic Decathlon-style event.Read Full Story
Parents of students in the Fairfax School District (FSD) are becoming United States citizens and learning English thanks to special courses offered at the district’s Parent Education & Resource Center.
Buttonwillow Union School District broke ground this week on a new early childhood education and resource center. When it’s finished, the building will be home to a preschool classroom, a transitional kindergarten (TK) classroom, and the district’s community resource center.
Lamont Elementary School District (LESD) is making sure the health needs of all of its students are met by utilizing the latest technology. Myrtle Avenue School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to open the first-of-its-kind Telehealth School Wellness Center.
Community Schools are a nationwide initiative to bring education together with whole communities. They not only focus on academics, but also on providing students and families with wraparound support services such as social emotional support, healthcare, transportation and much more.
The annual MathCounts competition brought together some of the brightest young minds in mathematics as sixth through eighth graders students from across Kern County gathered on Friday, Feb. 2 to showcase their exceptional problem-solving skills.
Kids from across Kern County were taken on a musical journey this week at the Young People’s Concerts, courtesy of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.
Families in rural Weedpatch are getting their basic needs met thanks to the Vineland School District. The district established a food pantry, open every day, to allow the community to come and pick up food and other necessities free of charge.
Frontier High School received the Claude W. Richardson perpetual trophy as the overall team winner of the 43rd annual Kern County Academic Decathlon. Nearly 100 students from 12 high schools participated. Frontier High will represent Kern County in the California Academic Decathlon scheduled for next month.
A local junior high school is making sure students have all the gear they need for the classroom, and you can help.
The powerhouse Mock Trial team from Centennial High School claimed victory again, its fifth year in a row and nine out of the past ten years. Centennial earned a spot to move on to the California tournament in March.
Blake School District is a far cry from your typical Kern County school system. The single-school district is the perfect embodiment of a classic one-room schoolhouse with just 21 students ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade.
Students across Kern County are embracing and embodying kindness this week for the Great Kindness Challenge (GKC), a worldwide movement, which encourages students to find ways to be kind to others.
The Kern High School District (KHSD) teamed up with Virtual Enterprise International (VEI) to host the 25th annual Virtual Enterprise California Conference and Trade Exhibition on Jan. 17 & 18, 2024.
Five local schools are being recognized and honored for making a positive impact on their students. The Innovative and Impactful Schools (I2S) recognition program identified the schools across all 46 districts in Kern County that use verified systems to increase student success.
Last week’s Kern High Board of Trustees meeting was the first meeting of the year and the final meeting for Superintendent Dr. Bryon Schaefer. Schaefer announced his retirement in September after working in the district for 39 years. Trustees recognized Dr. Schaefer and shared well wishes with him.
The voices of students matter. But, what does it mean to truly take students’ opinions and experiences into account, and how do leaders use those voices to make lasting change? That is what students and educational leaders set out to answer during the inaugural Student Voice Matters Day held today at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB).
The Arvin Union School District is making the most of its three-week winter holiday break to provide an enriching STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) camp for kids.
The Lamont Elementary School District was one of just three in the state to be awarded a state grant to help construct eight new classrooms to house pre-K and K students.
A new program has local middle school students thinking ahead to their adult lives and future careers. KCSOS is piloting a new “I have a Plan” Career Exploration Curriculum that introduces students to a variety of career options that they can explore and learn about before they reach high school.
The Bakersfield City School District’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department has been selected as one of 60 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award.
Art students at Valley Oaks Charter School (VOCS) are expressing their own transitions through an art show titled “Metamorphosis.” About 15 students with VOCS’s Career Technical Education Visual & Commercial Arts Program are displaying their art pieces in the school’s student art gallery and invited the public for a fundraising show.
Employees of the highly classified Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake partnered with neighboring Burroughs High School for a STEM Day to introduce students to career opportunities on the base.
One of the biggest challenges facing schools and districts following the COVID-19 pandemic has been getting kids consistently back into the classroom. As schools opened following the lockdown, California’s Chronic Absenteeism Rate skyrocketed.
In the vast landscape of Kern County’s public education system, 29 student standouts scored perfectly on the English Language Arts (ELA) and math portions of the annual standardized state assessments they took last spring. Another 300 students scored perfect on one of the assessments.
Student academic competition season kicked off today with the annual We the People Congressional Hearings where students tested their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.
Students and parents came together for a reading picnic Wednesday at San Lauren Elementary School (Beardsley School District). This is part of a new Literacy Lunch Club program that helps encourage reading among families.
The Los Angeles Football Club, the LAFC Foundation, and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron) celebrated the official unveiling of a new futsal court at Chipman Junior High School (Bakersfield City School District)
The school of rock is now in session at Freedom Middle School (Rosedale Union School District). Students are participating in Rock Band, an after-school program where they learn to play various instruments, read music and perform contemporary rock songs.
The Kern High School District Police Department is welcoming its newest recruit – a K9 Officer.
Local families in need are getting all the staples they need for a Thanksgiving feast thanks to the Standard School District and Bakersfield North Rotary.
McKinley Elementary School has become Bakersfield’s first ever Blue Zones Project Approved™ school. The Blue Zones Project is a community wellness initiative that inspires healthy lifestyles by making positive changes to a city’s environment and policy.
Teaching The Next Generation of Scientists: Lamont Partnership Provides Specialized Training Courses
The Lamont Elementary School District (LESD) and the California Science Center Foundation announced a new partnership that will bring hands-on and interactive science lessons to elementary school children in Lamont.
Dignitaries and members of the Greenfield School District came together to dedicate the district’s newest campus on November 15 — Crescent Elementary School, home of the Wolves.
Three Kern high school seniors are being recognized for their achievements in community service. The students, Noami Garcia, Natalie Poon, and Justyn Shoemake, recently received the California State Seal of Civic Engagement.
Over the past 20 years, Lorrie Roberts has been a staple at Bakersfield’s Valley Oaks Charter School (VOCS) Campus. Read on to get find out how she is bringing ag education to students all over Kern.
Middle school and high school students from seven Kern County School attended to learn about potential careers in East Kern County.