Top spellers from area schools competed in the Stanislaus County Junior High Spelling Championship on December 7 & 8, 2021. The Junior High Spelling Championship, sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, is for students in grades 7-8. The contestants competed in the Qualifying Round on December 7, 2021, virtually. The top spellers advanced to the Competition Round, which was held the following night at the Martin G.
Top spellers from area schools competed in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship on November 30 and December 1, 2021. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, the Elementary Spelling Championship for children in grades 4-6 took place virtually on November 30, 2021. The top spellers advanced to the Competition Round held the following night at the Martin G. Petersen Event Center in Modesto. Chris Dempsey, La Loma Junior High School educator, served as the Spelling Master and volunteers from each school site served as proctors.
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 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.
Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will award high school diplomas to qualifying U.S.
Due to COVID-19, the Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon was a virtual event. Speech presentations were conducted by Zoom, while essay and objective testing were completed online. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, the Pentathlon is modeled after the United States Academic Decathlon curriculum.
The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) announced the selection of four local educators as 2020-21 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year at a Hybrid Rotary luncheon on May 4 held at the Modesto Centre Plaza, the Petersen Event Center, and via Zoom. In addition, a Jane Johnston Civility Award was presented to one of the 12 finalists for exemplifying the principles of civility. “Last year, before COVID took us all by surprise, SCOE rece
For the 16th consecutive year, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Stanislaus Charter, and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will honor students who have succeeded despite challenges through the “Every Student Succeeding Program.” The Award Celebration video is available for viewing online at https://www.stancoe.org/scoe/admin/ESS beginning on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Today the California Department of Public Health and Governor Newsom announced new guidance for outdoor and indoor youth and recreational sports. The new guidelines now state that outdoor high-contact sports (which were formerly permitted only in the orange tier) can be played in the purple or red tier with an adjusted case rate of less than 14 cases per 100,000, with certain safety precautions. As of today, Stanislaus County’s current case rate is 25.9 cases per 100,000 per day.
Student teams from local high schools had their day in court. The annual Stanislaus County Mock Trials was virtual this year due to COVID-19. Virtual trials, via Zoom, took place on January 26, February 2, 9, and 11. The top two teams competed in the Championship Round on February 18.
Ten Stanislaus County high schools participated: Beyer, Davis, Downey, Enochs, Gregori, Hughson, Johansen, Modesto, Patterson, and Turlock.