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Ventura County Teachers Honored for Innovation in the Classroom

Ventura County Teachers Honored for Innovation in the Classroom

  • 5/23/2024 4:51:00 PM
 Teachers from throughout Ventura County are being honored with grants for developing innovative lessons for their students. At a ceremony last night in Camarillo, the Ventura County Office of Education presented IMPACT II grants worth $1,000 each to seven teachers. The winning entries cover a variety of subject matters, including history and science. Detailed lesson plans prepared by each of the grant winners are available here for use by other teachers in Ventura County and...
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2024 Teacher of the Year for VCOE-Operated Schools is Announced

2024 Teacher of the Year for VCOE-Operated Schools is Announced

  • 4/23/2024 8:22:00 AM
Chris Geist, who has dedicated her career to teaching students incarcerated at the Ventura County Juvenile Facility, has been named the 2024 Teacher of the Year for schools operated by the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). Ms. Geist will now have the opportunity to compete for the Ventura County Teacher of the Year award, which is open to all teachers countywide. Ms. Geist found out she was being honored during a surprise announcement on Monday at the County Juvenile Facility. She ...
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Focus on Education - April 2024

Focus on Education - April 2024

  • 4/19/2024 9:27:00 AM
Budding Scientists Shine at Science Fair • Local Team Wins State Mock Trial • Middle School Mock Trial Picks Up Steam • Sandy Hook Survivor Shares Message of Hope in Ventura County • Westlake Wins Academic Decathlon • Equity Conference Has Record Attendance • Migrant Students Compete in Speech and Debate Tournament • Affordable Housing for School Employees
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Migrant Students Compete in Speech and Debate

Migrant Students Compete in Speech and Debate

  • 3/28/2024 12:00:00 PM
Middle and high school students in the Ventura County Office of Education’s Migrant Education Program had an opportunity to show their skills during the 21st annual Regional Speech and Debate Tournament that was held Saturday at Ventura College. This year’s tournament drew about 70 students, which was approximately double the number from last year. The student competitors came from the following school districts: Briggs Elementary School District Fillmore Unified School District Huen...
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2024 Ventura County Science Fair Winners

2024 Ventura County Science Fair Winners

  • 3/25/2024 4:08:00 PM
The winners of the 69th annual Ventura County Science Fair were announced at an awards ceremony this evening at the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) in Camarillo. Awards were presented in a variety of scientific categories including microbiology, engineering, and chemistry. The winning entries were chosen by 130 local science, engineering, and education professionals who volunteered their time to serve as judges. The Science Fair was held on March 22 at the VCOE conference cen...
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Ventura County Team Wins State Mock Trial Competition

Ventura County Team Wins State Mock Trial Competition

  • 3/25/2024 9:35:00 AM
The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce that a Ventura County team won first place in the 2024 California Mock Trial Finals that were held over the weekend in Los Angeles. Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks was named the 2024 California Mock Trial Finals Champions after the competition that included schools from throughout the state.  This is the second time in three years that Trinity Pacific has come in first at the state level. They last won the state...
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Fillmore High School Makes History with State Honor

Fillmore High School Makes History with State Honor

  • 3/5/2024 7:57:00 AM
For the first time ever, Fillmore High School in the Fillmore Unified School District (FUSD) is being honored with the prestigious California Distinguished Schools Award. The California Department of Education announced last week that Fillmore High School is one of only 293 schools out of thousands statewide to receive the honor in 2024.  Fillmore High School was selected as a Distinguished School following its exemplary efforts to increase student achievement in the aftermath of the COVID-...
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Middle School Winners of Ventura County Mock Trial

Middle School Winners of Ventura County Mock Trial

  • 2/27/2024 5:07:00 PM
Trinity Pacific Christian School is the winner of the middle school division of the 2024 Ventura County Mock Trial competition after earning the highest score in the final round this afternoon. Valley View Middle School in the Simi Valley Unified School District came in second place and Mesa Union School took third. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony this evening at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.  Ventura County Mock Trial expanded to include middle schools just last year ...
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2024 Ventura County Mock Trial Winners – High School Division

2024 Ventura County Mock Trial Winners – High School Division

  • 2/26/2024 12:35:00 PM
Trinity Pacific Christian School and Royal High School took the top two spots in the high school division of the 2024 Ventura County Mock Trial competition, which was held over two weekends at the Ventura County Hall of Justice. Twenty-one high schools from throughout Ventura County participated in Mock Trial this year. The winning teams were announced at an awards ceremony this evening at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Here’s how the eight highest-scoring high school teams ranked:&nbs...
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2024 Ventura County Mock Trial Semifinalists Announced

2024 Ventura County Mock Trial Semifinalists Announced

  • 2/6/2024 3:05:00 PM
The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce the eight high school teams that will move on to the semifinal round of the 2024 Ventura County Mock Trial competition. Twenty-one local high schools fielded teams in the initial Mock Trial rounds that were held last weekend at the County Courthouse in Ventura. The following eight teams had the highest scores and will advance to the semifinals: Oak Park High School (Team 1) Oak Park High School (Team 2) Royal High School Santa Susana...
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