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.
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.Read Full Story
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.
February is Safely Surrendered Awareness month in Kern County. First signed into law in January 2001, the Safely Surrender Baby Law became permanent in 2006. Since its inception, Kern has seen 98 babies safely surrendered, including Nathan Davis in 2013.
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.
All eyes were on Cinnamon today — or Cid for short — one of CALM’s black bears who has become distinctly accurate in predicting the outcome of the Super Bowl in recent years. His pick? The 49ers!
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.
The Kern County Consortium SELPA will host its bi-annual conference on March 15. This year’s focus will be on providing strategies for parents and educators related to a variety of communications topics to benefit children with special needs. Registration is just $10 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
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.
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.
Nearly 800 high school band, choir and orchestra members filled the stage at the Mechanics Bank Theater and Convention Center at the “It’s a Grand Night for Music” celebration Tuesday night.
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).