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Harlem Globetrotter Visits Downtown School

February 15, 2018 - Downtown School welcomed guest speaker and Harlem Globetrotter, Orlando “El Gato” Melendez, to their campus to talk about bully prevention and to showcase some of his basketball skills.  El Gato talked about his journey from playing basketball in Puerto Rico as a young boy to becoming the first Puerto-Rican born member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
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BCSD’s KUTR Program Awarded Grant

February 8, 2018 – The Kern Urban Teacher Residency (KUTR) program at Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) has been awarded a grant from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to support its mentoring program for new teachers.
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BCSD Hosts Annual Henry Greve Speech Contest

February 5, 2018 – Sixteen Junior High/Middle School students from six different BCSD schools were invited to compete in the annual Henry Greve Speech Contest. The event took place February 1st in the Board Room at the Education Center of BCSD.
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BPD and BCSD Announce Partnership to Boost Attendance

February 2, 2018 – In an effort to support a positive school climate across the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD), the District has partnered up with the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) to have two Resource Officers exclusively serve BCSD schools. The announcement was made during a press conference at Emerson Middle School. The purposes of this partnership are to help in addressing chronic absenteeism and truancy, and to support safety for target areas within the District and City.
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BCSD Hosts Annual Spelling Bee

January 22, 2018 - The Bakersfield City School District hosted its annual Spelling Bee in the Education Center on Baker St.  Students and parents gathered in the auditorium as competitors showcased their spelling talents during two separate regional events.
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