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Corcoran Unified School District recently named its top employees for the 2016-2017 school year. The district selects an administrator, a teacher, a classified employee and also selects a volunteer of the year. The winners were selected from a list of nominees. Corcoran’s selections will be submitted to the Kings County Office of Education as consideration for employees of the year for the county. Following are the local winners as submitted by Donnetta Murray:

Corcoran High School has fully embraced Career Technology Education (CTE) programs, with students learning valuable life skills. CTE, formerly known as vocational education, currently has seven state-approved curriculum and training programs in place at CHS. The Journal has been spotlighting those “pathways,” and this week focuses on careers in education.
As of this past November, Corcoran High School’s Careers in Education Pathway students have been busy assisting Fremont Elementary School teachers with kids. The current schedule has the CHS juniors and seniors at Fremont Elementary four days per week.

Corcoran High School students are learning to build the video games they spend so much time playing. With the video game business being a multi-billion dollar industry, it goes without saying that video games are no longer simply hobby. Today at CHS, students are being taught how to design, code and review video games.

Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:30

Luna named top student

Ms. Braden has chosen John Luna as this week’s Wildcat of the Week at John Muir Middle School. Luna was selected from a pool of nominees who met one or more of the pillars of the Character Counts program.

Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:10

Poor Performing Schools Named

Schools in districts in Kings, Tulare and Fresno counties recently got the good news and the bad news: more than a dozen sites have been placed on a preliminary list by the State of California as some of the state’s persistently low-achieving schools.
The California Department of Education identified 188 public schools it put on the preliminary list; once the list is finalized by the state board of education, those still on the list will be forced to adopt one of four reform models. Waukena is the closest school to Corcoran that was put on the preliminary list.

Thursday, 18 March 2010 14:49

Teen killers seminar held

Ever looked into the mind of a teenage killer? Phil Chalmers has, and he was in Corcoran last week to talk to law enforcement and school officials about teen violence.

Chalmers was the presenter at a special full-day seminar hosted in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) by the Corcoran Police Department. Chalmers is one of the nation’s leading authorities on juvenile homicide.

Thursday, 18 March 2010 14:38

District seeks school bond

Corcoran Unified School District has approved moving ahead with a bond proposal, which should be placed on the June ballot. The district is planning to request funding to improve local school sites and address safety issues.

Thursday, 18 March 2010 14:31

COS to host open forum

Local residents interested in helping the College of the Sequoias shape its five-year strategic plan are encouraged to attend an open forum at the Technology Learning Center (TLC) on Tuesday, April 6, beginning at 5 p.m.

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