SCOE Receives State and National Recognition for Marketing Efforts

             The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) recently received statewide and national recognition for several marketing projects from the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA) and the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).  Each of these organizations works to create a climate for better public understanding, commitment and support of public education.

Julie Betschart Assumes Role of Stanislaus County Office of Education Deputy Superintendent

Julie Betschart has taken the position of Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) Deputy Superintendent in the Business Services Division following the retirement of former Deputy Superintendent Don Gatti. This change was effective July 1, 2021.  Betschart has a 28-year history in education beginning at Oakdale Joint Unified in 1993 and spanning to present-day.  She worked with Modesto City Schools for 11 years before moving to SCOE in 2017, where she most recently served as Business Services Senior Director.

Enochs Takes First Place in 41st Annual Stanislaus County Virtual Academic Decathlon

Due to COVID-19, the Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon was a virtual event.  Hailed as the biggest academic event for local high schools, the decathlon is a series of tests, speeches and interviews featuring this year’s theme, “The Cold War.”  Speech and Interview presentations were conducted by Zoom, while essay and objective testing were completed online.  Students continued their late-night study sessions and team practices remotely. 

Local High School Students Prepare for Mock Trials

Student teams from local high schools will have their day in court soon.  The annual Stanislaus County Mock Trials event is set to take place at 5:15 PM on February 6, 11 & 13 at the Stanislaus County Courthouse, 800 11th Street, Modesto.  The championship round between the top two teams will be held on February 18 at 4:00 PM at the Martin G. Petersen Event Center, 720 12th Street, Modesto.

Students Compete at 40th Annual Academic Decathlon

Weathering late-night study sessions, team practices, and hours of reading, Stanislaus County high school students are pulling out all the stops as they head into the home stretch of preparations for the 2020 Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon.  Hailed as the biggest academic event for local high schools, the decathlon is a two-day series of tests, speeches and interviews featuring this year’s theme, “In Sickness And In Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.”  The public is invited to attend the culminating event, the Super Quiz and Awards Presen

“Employees Making a Difference” Program Recognizes Outstanding Classified School Employees

For the 13th year running, the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region VII will partner to honor outstanding classified (non-supervisory) education employees in Stanislaus County. Called “Employees Making a Difference,” school districts throughout the county selected their own honorees and forwarded nominations to SCOE.  Twenty-eight outstanding classified staff will be honored at a special reception at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22nd, at the Martin G.

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