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Important Information regarding
TCOE Student Events and the Coronavirus

August 2021

While some student events will remain virtual for the 2021-22 school year, others are planned to take place in person, subject to changing public health restrictions. Teachers interested in participating in any in-person events are encouraged to contact the coordinator to confirm all details prior to the event.

TCOE Student Events and the California State Standards

The California State Standards (CSS) were adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010. These focused and rigorous standards define the 21st Century knowledge and skills students need for success in college and career. The CSS call for an integrated curriculum that challenges students to think in complex ways and to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired. Evidence of such learning can be demonstrated through the completion of a variety of assigned tasks, including TCOE Student Event activities.

TCOE has always promoted student event participation as an avenue to providing a well-rounded educational experience. Now, we are able to further emphasize the importance of student events by directly aligning them to our 21st century standards.

When applicable, TCOE Student Events are coded in one or both of the following manners:

  • Alignment to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards, Mathematical Practices (MP), Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and/or Artistic Processes in the California Arts Standards (CAS). CCR Anchor Standards, Mathematical Practices, Science and Engineering Practices, and Artistic Processes are listed in their entirety at this link.
  • Identification of the type of task associated with the event:

    • Presentation: information is orally conveyed
    • Performance: a dramatic interpretation is included
    • Project: a product is produced prior to the day of the event
    • Problem Solving: a recommendation or solution is provided

Download the printed version of the 2021-2022 Student Events brochure.



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Young People's Concerts

Dates and live/virtual location TBA
(Grades 3-8)

For over 60 years, the Young People's Concerts have provided an opportunity for Tulare County students to attend a live orchestra performance, courtesy of the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra.

Additional information:
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/young-peoples-concerts

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 4;
CAS: Connecting, Responding


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Theatre Company's Workshops and OnStage Program

Dates and live/virtual location TBA
(Grades K-8)

This year, the Theatre Company will offer a variety of workshop and performance opportunities throughout the county, including the programs traveling OnStage production. OnStage provides elementary and middle schools the directors and all the resources needed – including costumes, props and backdrops – to produce a 35-minute musical involving up to 50 students.

For more information, contact Bethany Rader at bethany.rader@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-1482.

CAS: Performing, Connecting, Responding


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Anti-Bullying Symposium

August 25, 2021
(Grades 6-12)
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave.

Open to students in middle and high school, this symposium is designed to empower attendees to develop safe, inclusive, and supportive schools. The conference features a keynote speaker and breakout sessions on topics of diversity, building resiliency, creating cultures of kindness, teamwork, making healthy choices, leadership, and self-advocacy.

Contact:
Stephen Amundson at (559) 651-0155 or stephen.amundson@tcoe.org

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Writing 1;
Speaking and Listening 4;
Project,
Problem Solving,
Presentation


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Step Up Youth Challenge

September 2021 through April 2022
(Grades 6-8 and 9-12)

The Step Up Youth Challenge takes place over the course of the school year, providing an opportunity for middle and high school teams to complete a project that will have a positive impact on their school and community.

Challenge Advisor Training (mandatory), September 9, 2021,
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. TCOE Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia
Registration required

Youth Summit (training for student teams) September 21 & 22,
Tuesday, September 21 (middle school) & Wednesday, September 22 (high school)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TCOE Administration Building, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia

Red Carpet Awards Ceremony, April 7, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Fox Theater, 300 W. Main St., Visalia

For more information, contact Kelley Petty at kelleyp@tcoe.org or call (559) 740-4303.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Writing 1;
Speaking and Listening 4;
Project, Problem Solving, Presentation


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College Night

September 9, 2021
(Grades 9-12)
Online location: at www.streamglobal.org/upcoming-events. Preregistration required.

College Night logo In early September each year, the Tulare County Office of Education hosts Tulare County College Night. Hundreds of high school students from throughout Tulare and surrounding counties attend to meet college and university representatives from around the country, including representatives from national trade, art and specialty institutions.

Register by September 7

Additional information:
tcoe.org/CollegeNight
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/college-night

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1, 3, 5, 6


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Circle J Family Astronomy Night (Jupiter & Saturn)

September 10, 2021
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Circle J-Norris Ranch, 41893 Yokohl Valley Dr., Springville

Enjoy an evening under Circle J's dark skies viewing planets, constellations, and star clusters. Under the direction of amateur astronomers, navigate to keep sky objects using our five telescopes. No cost; donation box available. Program limited to 20 participants.

Pre-registration required.

For more information, contact Amanda Driver at circlej@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2263.


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SCICON Open House - CANCELLED

September 19, 2021
(Grade 6)
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., SCICON Campus, 41569 Bear Creek Road, Springville

SCICON staff hosts an open house each year so that parents of sixth-grade students preparing for a trip to the outdoor education campus can tour the program. Families are welcome to bring picnic lunches. SCICON staff is on-hand to answer questions.

For more information, contact Dianne Shew at dshew@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2642.


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Cardboard Challenge

October 2021
(All Grades)
throughout the county

The Global Cardboard Challenge was inspired by the short film Caine's Arcade and is a worldwide celebration of childhood creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. TCOE encourages Tulare County students to participate in the Challenge by spending creative time at home or in the classroom engineering their own cardboard creations, then sharing pictures with TCOE to possible be shared on the Cardboard Challenge website. This Cardboard Challenge engages students in the 4Cs of 21st century learning: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.

Additional information:
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/cardboard-challenge

Contact:
Juliana Davidian at juliana.davidian@tcoe.org or (559) 651-3003

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1, 4;
CSS Mathematics Practices: 4, 5, 6;
CAS: Creating, Presenting


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CHARACTER COUNTS! Week

October 18 - 23, 2021
(All Grades)

In partnership with the Visalia Times-Delta / Tulare Advance-Register, this event is a week-long celebration of the principles of CHARACTER COUNTS!. Tulare County schools and communities participate by nominating students of good character. Top honorees will be featured throughout the week in the newspapers.

Nominations accepted August 27 through September 24 online at tcoe.org/KidsofCharacter.

October 27, Provident-Salierno Family Foundation Awards Reception
6:00 p.m., TCOE Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia

For more information, contact Kelley Petty at kelleyp@tcoe.org or call (559) 740-4303.


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Tulare County Red Ribbon Celebration

October 28, 2021
(All Grades)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Outdoor Event, TCOE Administration Building, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia

Through a partnership between the Tulare County Office of Education, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and a myriad of other county and city resources, the Red Ribbon Celebration event allows students and families to participate in safe, educational, and fun activities without the use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. In addition, the event will be a showcase of positive choices and opportunities for the youth of the Valley.

For more information, contact Frank Silveira at frank.silveira@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155, ext. 3611.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1, 2, 3


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Circle J Family Astronomy Night (Venus, Jupiter & Saturn)

November 5, 2021
6:00 - 8:15 p.m., Circle J-Norris Ranch, 41893 Yokohl Valley Dr., Springville

Enjoy an evening under Circle J's dark skies viewing planets, constellations, and star clusters. Under the direction of amateur astronomers, navigate to keep sky objects using our five telescopes. No cost; donation box available. Program limited to 20 participants.

Pre-registration required.

For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Amanda Driver at circlej@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2263.


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Expanding Your Horizons

November 6, 2021
(Grades 4-10)
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., TCOE Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney, Visalia

Expanding Your Horizons logo This hands-on student event is for 4th- through 10th-grade young women. Its focus is to enlighten and spark an interest in STEM field careers: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This conference will help young women discover how interesting and fun math and science can be, form personal contacts with women working in traditionally male occupations, and help them meet other young women interested in math and science.

Additional information:
tcoe.org/EYH
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/expanding-your-horizons

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1, 2, 3;
CSS SEP Standards: 1, 2, 6, 7


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CHOICES Leadership Training

November 18, 2021
(Grades 6-8)
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wyndham Visalia, 9000 W. Airport Dr.

This event is a training session for middle school students identified as campus leaders. Selected students learn how to engage fellow classmates in activities that encourage healthy choices and how to implement their training at school.

For more information, contact Tony Cavanagh at tcavanag@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155, ext. 3614.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1;
Writing 4, 8;
Project, Problem Solving


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Theatre Company Fall Musical

November 18 - 20, 2021, Lion King, Jr!
(Grades 1-12)
7:00pm shows, Tickets prices and sales TBA
Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center Amphitheater
31191 Rd 180, Visalia

The TCOE Theatre Company offers classes and performance opportunities to all Tulare County youth. Fall semester workshops culminate in a full-scale production. There are minimal course fees for classes and productions.

For more information, contact Bethany Rader at bethany.rader@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-1482 ext. 3645.

CAS: Performing, Responding, Connecting;


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Student Art Exhibitions

December 2021 - March 2022
(All Grades)
Online location: tcoe.org/ArtGallery
Online registration due October 1
Artwork Submission and forms due November 1
Virtual Exhibition December 1 - February 28, displaying all districts
Best of Show Exhibition March 1 - 31, live/virtual exhibition location TBA

The annual Student Art Exhibitions showcase the county's talented young artists. From December through March, student artwork is typically displayed at the Tulare County Office of Education administration building, and the public is invited to view the show. However, during these uncertain times, artwork will be submitted in a digital format and will be displayed in a public online gallery. Entries are judged by local artists and those pieces receiving a Best of Show award will be highlighted in March during Arts Education Month.

Additional information:
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/tcoe-student-art-exhibitions

Contact:
Juliana Davidian at juliana.davidian@tcoe.org or (559) 651-3003

CSS VAPA Standards: a, b, c, d, e;
Project

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SCICON and Circle J Christmas Bird Count

December 18, 2021
8:00 a.m. - noon at SCICON and/or 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Circle J-Norris Ranch, Springville

Join us for this worldwide annual tradition of counting all the birds we can see as we hike the trails at the SCICON and Circle J-Norris Ranch campuses.

Pre-registration required.

For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Amanda Driver at circlej@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2263.


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Mock Trial

January 25 & 27, February 1 & 3, 2022, February 11 & 17
(Grades 9-12)

January 25 & February 1
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tulare County Courthouse, Visalia
January 27 & February 3
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tulare County Courthouse, Porterville
February 10, Semi-Final Rounds
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tulare County Courthouse, Visalia
February 11, Final Round
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Granite Hills High School Justice Center, 1700 E. Putnam Ave., Porterville

Mock Trial logo High school students throughout Tulare County learn about the content and processes of the law during Mock Trial competition. Through role-playing, studying a case, and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students increase skills in public speaking, analytic ability, and team cooperation. Local attorneys serve as judges and advisors. Winners advance to the State Mock Trial Finals.

October 19, Coaches Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., online via Zoom

Additional information:
tcoe.org/MockTrial
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/mock-trial

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Reading 1;
Writing 1;
Speaking and Listening 4;
Performance, Problem Solving


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Academic Decathlon

January 25, 29, 31 & February 1, 2, 5, 2022
(Grades 9-12)

January 25, Online Essay Competition
January 29, Online Speech & Interview Competition
January, 31, February 1 & 2, 3:30 5:30 p.m., Online Objective Testing
February 5, SuperQuiz and Awards Ceremony
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., TCOE Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney, Visalia

Academic Decathlon is a countywide student event for grades 9 through 12. It is part of the National Academic Decathlon competition. Schools field teams of up to nine members divided by thirds into Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity. Students compete in a series of 10 academic tests and demonstrations, including art, economics, a written essay, an interview, language and literature, math, music, social science, speech and a Super Quiz. Students compete in teams or as individuals. The winner in Tulare County competes at the state level; the state winner competes at the national level.

Additional information:
tcoe.org/AcademicDecathlon
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/acadec

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Reading 1;
Writing 2, 9;
Speaking and Listening 5;
Problem Solving, Performance;
CSS Mathematics Practices: 1


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Poetry Out Loud

February 4, 2022
(Grades 9-12)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Location TBA

Poetry Out Loud inspires high school students to discover and appreciate poetry through a combination of memorization, performance, and competition. Students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and improve English fluency and comprehension. The Poetry Out Loud program begins with classroom and school-wide competitions, with winners advancing to county, state, and national competitions.

Additional information:
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/poetry-out-loud

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Reading 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6;
Speaking and Listening 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6;
Language 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6;
CAS: Performing, Responding, Connecting


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National History Day - Tulare County

February 22, 2022
(Grades 4-12)
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., TCOE Administration Building & Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney, Visalia

History Day Logo For over 15 years, the Tulare County Office of Education has hosted National History Day - Tulare County. The event is an exciting, history-based competition. Fourth through twelfth grade students learn about issues, ideas, people and events in history, and then illustrate what they have learned with creative and original productions.

National History Day - Tulare County is coordinated with the National and California State History Days. Each year, a broad theme is selected at the national level to encompass local, state, American and world history entries. The theme gives a central focus to the work of all participants and provides a common "yardstick" by which the quality of research and understanding may be judged. Locally, over 200 students participate in the History Day competition held in March. The top competitors from each event and division advance to the National History Day - California.

September 17, Coaches Meeting
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., online via Zoom

February 25, 2022, Feedback Day
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 7000 Doe Ave., Visalia

Additional information:
tcoe.org/HistoryDay
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/nhd

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Writing 3, 4, 5;
Speaking and Listening 3;
CAS: Creating, Performing, Presenting, Producing, Responding, Connecting


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Anti-Tobacco/Marijuana Challenge Bowl

February 23, 2022
(Grade 6)
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave.

Students participate in a game show-style competition, answering questions on topics including the tobacco industry and the health effects of smoking. The event gives students valuable information about the dangers of tobacco and marijuana – before they enter middle school and are presented with the temptation to smoke.

For more information, contact Tony Cavanagh at tcavanag@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155, ext. 3614.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1;
Reading 1, 4;
CSS SEP Standards: 1, 3, 6, 8


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Community Biodiversity Festival

February 26 - 27, 2022
(Grades 4 - 12)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Circle J-Norris Ranch, 41893 Yokohl Valley Dr., Springville

Join us for two days of nature exploration with activities for the whole family: BioBlitz, wildlife habitat planting, guided nature walks, birding, hiking, and much more. This event is bilingual and co-sponsored with Alianza Ecologista. Registration required.

For more information, contact Amanda Driver at circlej@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2263.

CSS SEP Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


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Tulare County Spelling Championship

March 1, 2022
(Grades 4-8)
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia

Students in grades 4-8 face off in a public, oral spelling competition. Schools hold their own spelling bees and select students to attend the county-wide championship. The county champion has the opportunity to go on to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Nancy Bellin at nancyb@tcoe.org or call (559) 733-6734.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 2, 4


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Science Olympiad - Division B/C

March 5, 2022
(Grades 6-12)
Division B (grades 6-9) / Division C (grades 9 - 12)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mission Oak High School, 3442 E. Bardsley Ave., Tulare

Science Olympiad Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events for which students prepare throughout the year. These events are balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. There is also a balance between science facts, process, skills and applications. The Science Olympiad is divided up into three divisions: Division A (grades 3 - 6), Division B (grades 6 - 9), and Division C (grades 9 - 12).

Individual and team awards are presented with the top four teams in the B and C divisions advancing to the NorCal State Science competition.

September 13, 2021, Coaches Meeting
3:30 - 5:30 p.m., online via Zoom

Additional information:
tcoe.org/ScienceOlympiad
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/science-olympiad

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Reading 1, 2, 10;
Writing 2, 7;
Project, Problem Solving;
CSS SEP Standards: 1-8


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STEAM Expo

March 12, 2022
(all grades)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., TCOE Planetarium & Science Center, 11535 Avenue 264, Visalia

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Expo allows students, families, and community members to participate in a variety of STEAM-related activities. Students in grades 3-12 may participate in the Science and Engineering Fair portion of the event. To align with the California State Science and Engineering Fair, the Tulare County Science and Engineering Fair will be held online this year. The top winners in the Tulare County competition (grades 6-12) qualify for the California Science and Engineering Fair. Featured speakers, informational booths, and hands-on activities will be available throughout the day.

Additional information:
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/steam-expo

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565, or
Juliana Davidian at juliana.davidian@tcoe.org or (559) 651-3003

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Reading 1, 2, 4, 7-10;
Speaking & Listening 1-6;
Writing 1, 2, 4-10;
Problem Solving, Project, Presentation;
CSS SEP Standards: 1-8
CAS
: Creating, Connecting


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Math Super Bowl

March 22, 2022
(Grades 7-8)
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave.

Math Super Bowl logo Middle school students participate in the day-long series of mathematics challenges. Students work with members of other schools to solve one open-ended problem in the Pro Bowl test, which is evaluated against a rubric. They also work with members of their own team to solve 15 free-answer questions in the Team Bowl. The Power Bowl challenges students individually with 35 enhanced multiple-choice questions. Awards are given to students in both large and small school categories. Ribbons, medallions and trophies are awarded for excellent mathematical performances.

Additional information:
tcoe.org/MathSuperBowl
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/msb

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS Mathematics Practices: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7;
Problem Solving


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Circle J Health and Wellness in the Wild

March 26, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Circle J-Norris Ranch, 41893 Yokohl Valley Dr., Springville

Connect your mind and body in nature with gentle yoga stretches, meditation, and mindful walks in the wild.

Pre-registration required.

For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Amanda Driver at circlej@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2263.


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Poetry and Prose

March 29 - 31 & April 1, April 5 - 8, 2022
(Grades K-8)
9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., & 11:30 a.m., TCOE Administration Building & Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney, Visalia

Students present poetry to an audience and judges at this county-wide oral interpretation event. Oral and written assessments are offered to each student, along with personalized certificates denoting their rank of Superior, Excellent, Very Good, and Good.

Register to participate at pnp.tcoe.org.

For more information, contact Nancy Bellin at nancyb@tcoe.org or call (559) 733-6734.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Reading 4, 5;
Speaking and Listening 6;
CAS
: Performing, Responding, Connecting


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Young Authors' Faire

April 2022
(Grades K-8)
Virtual exhibition during the month of April

Online Registration due February 21, 2022.
Books due March 21, 2022.

For the entire month of April, the work of young student authors will be featured in an online gallery. Students, parents, teachers, and members of the community are invited to read and comment on the submitted work.

Additional information:
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/young-authors-faire

Contact:
Juliana Davidian at juliana.davidian@tcoe.org or (559) 651-3003

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Writing 3;
Language 1, 2;
CAS
: Creating, Performing, Presenting, Responding, Connecting


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Tulare-Kings College and Career EXPO

April 1, 2022
(Grades 9-12)
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., College of the Sequoias Visalia and Tulare campuses

The Tulare-Kings College and Career EXPO provides students the opportunity to compete in college- and career-oriented competitions and spend time on a college campus. College and Career EXPO builds upon the momentum that students and schools are creating in college and career awareness, exploration, and preparation. The event is open to all students in academies or pathways.

For more information, contact Shelsy Hutchison at shelsy.hutchison@tcoe.org or call (559) 733-6101, ext. 1123.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking & Listening 1, 2, 4, 5, 6;
Writing 1-9;
Problem Solving, Project, Presentation;
Various Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards specific to Industry Sector


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Friday Night Live Lip Sync Contest

April 1, 2022
(Grades 6-8)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia

Dozens of middle and high school performers annually vie for awards in four categories: dance, lip sync, novelty, and showcase. Friday Night Live provides youth with fun, life-affirming activities promoting abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gang participation, and violence.

For more information, contact Stephen Amundson at stephen.amundson@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155 , ext. 3618.

CAS: Creating, Performing, Responding, Connecting


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Science Olympiad - Division A

April 9, 2022
(Grades 3-6)
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Mission Oak High School, 3442 E. Bardsley Ave., Tulare

Science Olympiad Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events for which students prepare throughout the year. These events are balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. There is also a balance between science facts, process, skills and applications. Locally, over 550 students from more than 25 schools compete in the annual regional competition. The Science Olympiad is divided up into three divisions: Division A (grades 3 - 6), Division B (grades 6 - 9), and Division C (grades 9 - 12).

Additional information:
tcoe.org/ScienceOlympiad
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/science-olympiad

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Reading 1, 2, 4, 7-10;
Writing 1, 2, 4-10;
Speaking & Listening 1-6;
Project, Problem Solving;
CSS SEP Standards: 1-8


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SCICON Barbecue & Wildflower Festival

April 10, 2022
(All ages)
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., SCICON campus, Springville

Each spring, SCICON opens its beautiful campus in the Sierra foothills above Springville to the public for a day of free tours, activities, and entertainment. The program also sells tickets for a delicious barbecue luncheon. Proceeds benefit the SCICON program. All ages are welcome.

For more information, contact Dianne Shew at dshew@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2642.


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Reading Revolution - Elementary School

May 5, 2022
(Grades 4-6)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., TCOE Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia

To promote literacy and the joy of reading, Reading Revolution is open to teams of upper elementary school students. The teams will answer questions drawn from a limited list of titles released in the fall. Following school-wide competitions, schools send their top team to participate at the county event.

Additional information:
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/reading-revolution

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards: Reading 1, 2, 6, 10
CAS: Creating, Performing, Presenting, Responding, Connecting


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Physics Day

May 11, 2022
(Grade 8)
Porterville Fairgrounds, 2700 W. Teapot Dome Ave., Porterville

Tulare and Kings County eighth-grade students head to the Porterville Fair armed with worksheets, calculators, and accelerometers for lessons in physics.

View a video of the 2007 event [.wmv] [.mov]

For more information, contact Juliana Davidian at juliana.davidian@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-3003.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1;
Language 1 & 6;
CSS SEP Standards: 1-8


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Reading Revolution - Middle School

May 13, 2022
(Grades 7-8)
online event 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., TCOE Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney, Visalia

To promote literacy and the joy of reading, Reading Revolution is open to teams of middle school students. The teams will answer questions drawn from a limited list of titles released in the fall. Following school-wide competitions, schools send their top team to participate at the county event.

Additional information:
commoncore.tcoe.org/student-events/reading-revolution

Contact:
Paula Terrill at paula.terrill@tcoe.org or (559) 651-0565

CSS CCR Anchor Standards: Reading 1, 2, 6, 10
CAS: Creating, Performing, Presenting, Responding, Connecting


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Slick Rock Student Film Festival

May 13, 2022
(Grades 7 - 12)
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Visalia Fox Theater, 300 W. Main St., Visalia

The Slick Rock competition provides the opportunity for middle and high school students to submit videos they have created. The best videos will receive an award and be presented to the public at the film festival. Some videos may also be aired on television.

For more information, For more information, contact Kathleen Green-Martins at kgreen@tcoe.org or call (559) 737-6350.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 4, 5;
Writing 5;
CAS: Creating, Performing/Producing, Responding, Connecting


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Theatre Company Summer Camp

June 6 - 24, 2022, Production TBA
(Grades 1-6)

Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., 7000 Doe Ave., Visalia
June 25 Performance, 7:00 p.m.

The Theatre Company offers a summer camp to Tulare County youth grades 1-6. The summer camp helps young performers develop their stage skills through three weeks of performance training. Directors work with participants on refining their voice, dance, and acting skills. The camp culminates in a performance on the evening of the final day of camp.

For more information, contact Bethany Rader at bethany.rader@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-1482 ext.3645.

CAS: Performing, Responding, Connecting


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Oak Forest Research & Restoration Internship @ UC Merced/SCICON Field Station

June 6 - 9, 2022
(Grades 9-12 and recent graduates)
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., UC Merced/SCICON Field Station @ Circle J-Norris Ranch
41893 Yokohl Valley Dr., Springville

Circle J-Norris Ranch is seeking technicians to set up oak forest research plots and assist with our oak forest restoration project. This intern experience is perfect for high school students who enjoy nature and are interested in science and ecology. Interns will increase scientific and outdoor leadership skills in navigation, safety, teamwork, map reading, record keeping, and troubleshooting problems. High school students and recent graduates may apply. Must attend all four days.

Contact:
Amanda Driver at circlej@tcoe.org or (559) 539-2263

NGSS Ecosystems:
Interactions, Energy and Dynamics HS-L2.4, LS2.C, LS4.D;
SEP Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking;
CA Environmental Principles and Concepts 2, 4, 5


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Theatre Company Summer Musical

Summer 2022, Production TBA
(Grades 1-12, including graduating seniors)

July 22 - 23, July 28 - 30, 7:30 p.m.; July 23, 30, 2:00 p.m.
L.J. Williams Theater, 1001 W. Main St., Visalia

The Theatre Company offers classes and performance opportunities to all Tulare County youth. Fall and Spring semester workshops culminate in a full-scale production. There are minimal course fees for classes and productions.

For more information, contact Bethany Rader at bethany.rader@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-1482 ext. 3645.

CSS VAPA Standards: a, b, c, d, e;
Performance




Ongoing Programs


Circle J - Norris Ranch

(Grades K- 14)

An outdoor campus located near SCICON, Circle J provides a wide range of field study options for grades K-12, as well as community college students. Programs are designed to expand appreciation of the environmental and aesthetic values of the outdoors and to increase understanding of the relationship between humans and nature.

Reservations required.

For more information, contact Amanda Driver at circlej@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2263.


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Planetarium and Science Center

(Grades K- 8)

A multimedia facility designed to provide unique and exciting learning experiences which supplement and reinforce the classroom curriculum, the Sam B. Peña Planetarium and Science Center offers a variety of programs throughout the school year at no cost to Tulare County students. Out-of-county schools may visit for a small fee.

Reservations required.

For a listing of programs and shows, including evening public shows, call (559) 737-6334 or visit tcoe.org/planetarium.


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SCICON

(Grades 5- 6)

SCICON is the nationally-recognized outdoor science and conservation school located above Springville. Fifth- and sixth-grade students visit for one-day or week-long experiences in natural science and conservation. Students also experience SCICON's natural history museum, raptor center, planetarium and observatory, and tree nursery.

Reservations required.

For more information, visit tcoe.org/SCICON or contact Dianne Shew at dshew@tcoe.org or call (559) 539-2642.


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Theatre Company's On Stage Program

(Grades K- 8)

The Theatre Company provides the directors and all the resources a school needs – including costumes, props and backdrops – to produce a 35-minute musical involving up to 50 students. The well-known children's musicals offered are ideal for after-school programs, fundraisers and more.

For more information, contact Bethany Rader at bethany.rader@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-1482.


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Tulare County History of Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum

(Grades K-12)

Located within the Tulare County History of Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum in Visalia's Mooney Grove Park, this 60-seat theater offers a variety of TCOE-produced videos on the various ethnic groups that settled in Tulare County to farm and ranch. Featured ethnic and immigrant groups include Armenian, African American, Dust Bowl Migrants, Mexican, Native American, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Croation, Italian, Dutch, and others. The museum also offers an orientation video, which gives an overview of Tulare County history. One version of the video is suited for students K-6, while another was developed for grades 7-12 and adult groups. Teachers are encouraged to contact museum staff to schedule visits.

For more information, contact Amy King at aking1@co.tulare.ca.us or call (559) 733-6616.


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