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.
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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.
More than 200 Kern County educators gathered for the first-ever CTE Summit hosted by KCSOS to kick-off National CTE Month. The event focused on a variety of CTE topics including curriculum development, the key components of a CTE program, work-based learning, instructional strategies, best practices, and assessment methods.
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.
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.
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).
In February of 2023, CALM had the privilege of hosting Joel Sartore, an internationally celebrated photographer and conservationist, to take photos of some of CALM’s animals for his decades-long project with National Geographic.
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.
KCSOS has purchased the iconic Bell Tower building in downtown Bakersfield. The complex will become a center for KCSOS’s professional learning opportunities.
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.
KCSOS’s Alternative Education program has teamed up with Kern County’s Aging and Adult Services on a unique partnership for the benefit of students and aging adults alike.
Every year, KCSOS solicits nominations for its annual You Make a Difference Awards, which recognize employees in three categories: Overall Excellence, Innovation in Education, and Distinguished Service.
Happy Thanksgiving from KCSOS! As schools gear up for their well-deserved Thanksgiving break, the Richardson Child Development Center at KCSOS hosted its annual Turkey Trot Parade this Friday morning.
More than $1.8M has been awarded to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office to help build California’s cradle-to-career program.
Every November, KCSOS’s Foster and Homeless Youth Education Program, the Kern County Network for Children’s Dream Center, Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC), and many other local organizations pool their resources to bring awareness to youth homelessness. For KCSOS Peer Support Specialist Gennessa Fisher, this month is also a time to advocate for more compassion for all people experiencing homelessness.