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KHSD board approves new principals at BHS, West High School  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District board has named new principals at Bakersfield and West high schools.

West High counselor is first-ever Kern County recipient of prestigious award  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School counselor Meagan Holmes did not understand why she was kept out of an assembly Wednesday morning.

Former West High School coach, Will Smith, Jr., dies at age 53  KGET 17

Students are mourning the death of Will Smith Jr. -- a former athlete and head coach at West High School.

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at West High, no gun found  The Bakersfield Californian

UPDATE: The Bakersfield Police Department said it has learned the report came from a student who thought he saw another student with a gun.

New West High food-sharing program aims to reduce waste, food insecurity  The Bakersfield Californian

Trash bins in the West High School cafeteria have historically been the destination for students' uneaten food, but now the school is doing something to change ...

Court documents: West High School student sexually assaulted on campus  The Bakersfield Californian

A West High School student was sexually assaulted on campus last month, according to court documents.

Former West High student-athlete stabbed in Southwest Bakersfield  KERO 23ABC News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A former West High School student-athlete was stabbed during a fight in a parking lot in Southwest Bakersfield. According to BPD, on ...

Fourth person arrested in death of former West High student-athlete  KERO 23ABC News

A fourth person has been arrested in the death of a former West High School student-athlete.

KHSD announces death of Vista West High School student  KERO 23ABC News

The Kern High School District announced the death of a Vista West High School student on Monday.

Smith remembered as former prep standout, all-around loving man  The Bakersfield Californian

It was Will Smith's heart that took him to new heights as an athlete.

Vista West High helps students in need with Gator Pantry  The Bakersfield Californian

Most students leave school with an expanded knowledge and deeper understanding of the world around them. Many also go home with food items that will keep ...

New high school principals appointed at BHS and West High School  KGET 17

Kern High School District approved two new principals set to take over for the incoming school year.

Thousands of KHSD students hit the books this summer  The Bakersfield Californian

Just because school is out for the regular academic year does not mean students are not hitting the books this summer.

West High announces new members of its hall of fame  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School's Hall of Fame board has announced that nine people and three teams will be inducted into its Hall of Fame in March as members of its 2018.

KHSD forum highlights mixed results regarding student discipline  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District has made some significant strides in the past couple years when it comes to student discipline, but data shows there's plenty of ...

Two KHSD principals set to retire this year  KGET 17

David Reese, principal at Bakersfield High School, and Terrie Bernardin, principal at West High School, will both retire at the end of the school year.

Slew of high school graduations kick off Wednesday  The Bakersfield Californian

A slew of high school commencements will be transforming students into graduates beginning Wednesday.

ICYMI: See hundreds of high school graduation photos from across greater Bakersfield  The Bakersfield Californian

It's a grand time for celebration as high school seniors become graduates. Check out our extensive photo galleries — you may just find your friends and loved ...

Coaches grieve over 'protector' athlete killed in Feb. 2 stabbing  The Bakersfield Californian

Former West High School football player Aaran Porter has died, the Bakersfield Police Department announced Tuesday.

Five fights in 72 hours at West High School  23ABC News

Cell phone video captures three of five fights on the West high campus in the last 72 hours.

Bakersfield teenager identified as body found in Polo Park  The Bakersfield Californian

The body of a Bakersfield teenager found in Polo Community Park on Saturday has been identified as Anthony Tyler Spence, 18, according to the Kern County ...

Thespians, athletes, scholars honored at annual PEAAK Awards  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District's annual PEAAK Awards were the hottest ticket in town Wednesday, giving some of Hollywood's most prestigious award shows a ...

ROBERT PRICE: Once a Viking: These West grads won't forget the ones who'll follow  The Bakersfield Californian

This is the story of two high schools, separated only by time and local politics, and of how one reached across three decades to befriend the other.

Local high schools to hold graduation ceremonies  KGET 17

Local high schoolers will begin the next phases of their lives when they graduate beginning this week. Seniors from Garces Memorial High School will be first ...

PHOTO GALLERY: North High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

North High school graduated 376 students on May 30 at Rabobank Arena. This was the first North High graduation ceremony to be held at the arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Highland High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Highland High School graduated some 440 students on Thursday at Rabobank Theater in downtown Bakersfield. The theater was packed, the audience ...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: A fight caught on camera near West High School is under investigation  KERO 23ABC News

A fight caught on camera near West High School on Tuesday is under investigation, Kern High School District officials said. The video obtained by 23ABC News ...

Family grieves Bakersfield teen's death: 'They just left him there to die'  Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A young man who had just turned 18 was found dead at a northwest Bakersfield park. Anthony Spence, a student at Vista ...

Ann Cierley made a career in education, had a passion for wine  The Bakersfield Californian

She was the kind of person who liked to see others do well. As a teacher at Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest, and a teacher and principal at West High in ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Liberty High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Liberty High School held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Thursday at its football stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ridgeview High School graduation 2019 | Multimedia  The Bakersfield Californian

Ridgeview High School graduated 623 students on Wednesday at the school's football field. It is one of the school's largest graduating classes, according to ...

Three schools on lockdown as BPD searches for possible robbery suspects  KERO 23ABC News

(UPDATE: September 20, 2018 11:11 a.m.) Four suspects have been detained for a store robber that lead to three schools being placed on lockdown.

PHOTO GALLERY: Shafter High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Shafter High School graduated 367 students on Wednesday at the school's football stadium. The students, families and teachers celebrated 91 years of "pride ...

Community Voices: ‘I know how victims feel’: West High steps up to combat bullying  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School has a bullying problem. Walk around West High any school day and you can find somebody on campus who has been personally affected by ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Wasco High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Wasco High School graduated 335 students on Thursday at the high school's football stadium. Proud parents and family showed up in force and wearing their ...

McCarthy to present Kern County students with 2019 Merit Award  The Bakersfield Californian

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will present Kern County students with the 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award at 4 p.m. Friday at the ...

Community Voices: Hold the KHSD accountable  The Bakersfield Californian

It's been one year since the Kern High School District (KHSD) settled a historic lawsuit that showed KHSD disproportionately expelled and suspended ...

JJ's Legacy teaches high school students power of the pink dot  The Bakersfield Californian

Ten years ago, Jeffrey Johns was in an automobile accident and died from a brain injury. After his passing, doctors came up to his parents, Lori Malkin and Tom ...

Ridgeview High School announces new head football coach  KGET 17

A longtime football coach in the Kern High School District was just named Ridgeview High School's new head coach.

KHSD students ask for community support to get to national competition  Bakersfield Now

Sixteen students from Kern High School District are heading to Louisville, Kentucky in a few weeks. They will use their entrepreneurial, app development, and ...

Centennial High School mock trial team wins local competition, heads to state  The Bakersfield Californian

Competing against 19 other local schools, Centennial High School's team won the 2019 Kern County Mock Trial Super Saturday event this weekend. The team ...

Bakersfield, McFarland instructors selected as Kern County Teachers of the Year  The Bakersfield Californian

Students from Juliet Thorner Elementary School and Browning Road STEAM Academy are going to have to buy several shiny red apples because teachers from ...

From Guam to Princeton: Foothill senior has eyes set on Ivy League after life's long journey  The Bakersfield Californian

Finding out whether or not one has been accepted to a university is a momentous occasion, especially if it is a "dream school."

Grider steps down as East football coach  The Bakersfield Californian

After just one season as the head football coach at East, Chad Grider has announced his resignation on Thursday.

Central Catholic-Modesto at Clovis West high school football recap  Fresno Bee

Central Catholic-Modesto shut out Clovis West High 21-0 on Friday night, Aug. 17, 2018, in a nonleague, intersectional high school football game in Clovis, CA.

Local high school graduations begin this week, continue through early June  The Bakersfield Californian

Expect plenty of tears, hugs and smiles on the part of both students and parents the next few weeks as high school graduations are celebrated throughout Kern ...

KHSD students get hands-on experience in dental industry through ROC  KGET 17

Students in the Kern High School District have access to 30 different programs through the Regional Occupational Center that prepared them for a career in a ...

Kern High School District offering free summer meals  KERO 23ABC News

With summer right around the corner, the Kern High School District is offering free meals to students to keep them fed while school is out. Anyone age 18 or ...

Baseball: East, West ready for one more showdown  Foothills Sun Gazette

Strong pitching leads East team into All-Star Game on Saturday, June 15. @TheSunGazette. TULARE COUNTY – The 59th annual East-West High School ...

The Ku Klux Klan and Visalia: A legacy of racism that hasn't died  Visalia Times-Delta

In the late summer of 1931, more than 500 members of the Ku Klux Klan from throughout California descended on Visalia for the hate group's annual California ...

National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...

Celebrating high school graduates! Check out our online photo galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Thousands of Kern County high school seniors are graduating this week. The Californian has been at these ceremonies to capture lots of special moments.

Women in Kern County: Raji Brar  KGET 17

"We are here to be in *service* to one another. We aren't here for just ourselves and actually in *service* we grow and we learn to become leaders," said Raji Brar, ...

Ken Burdick: A man of many faces, many voices  The Bakersfield Californian

It's late into the evening and Ken Burdick is hunched over, cynical, gruff and miserly, the weight of the world on his shoulders. He's become cold and distant, ...

Prom season is here, and so is its guide  The Bakersfield Californian

Prom, an unforgettable night for many teens, is around the corner. Prom isn't just another school dance. It's considered a rite of passage for teenagers on the ...

Kern High School District releases 2016 graduation schedule  Bakersfield Now

With graduation season approaching, the Kern High School District has released a commencement schedule.They are as follows:Arvin High School: Friday, ...

UPDATED: Bakersfield man arrested on DUI, manslaughter charges in fatal Highway 99 crash  KGET 17

UPDATE: The passenger has been identified as Shannon Nicole West.

Worth Noting: Bakersfield resident wins half million at Eagle Mountain Casino  The Bakersfield Californian

A Bakersfield resident is starting off the new year a little richer.

Sutton Tompkins saves Righetti's baseball season  Lompoc Record

Sutton Tompkins saved the day … and the Righetti Warriors' baseball season.

2019 National Merit Scholarship List: California  Walnut Creek, CA Patch

2019 National Merit Scholarship List: California - Walnut Creek, CA - Here's the complete list of California students awarded $2500 scholarships.

OUR VIEW: Hits & Misses: This puppy isn't a boxer, but she's a fighter nonetheless  The Bakersfield Californian

Hit — Cats may have nine lives but this puppy is showing everyone nothing can stop her.

CSUB baseball mercy rules Northern Colorado to win series  The Bakersfield Californian

A lot of the players on the Cal State Bakersfield baseball team were “super frustrated,” according to first baseman Jesse Rowley.

Worth Noting in Education: CSUB opens new Student Advising and Success Center  The Bakersfield Californian

California State University, Bakersfield held a grand opening for its new Student Advising and Success Center building on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: South High School graduation 2018 | Multimedia  The Bakersfield Californian

South High held its class of 2018 graduation in their stadium Wednesday evening. The South High class of 2018 had 448 seniors.

LIST: Free summer meals for kids in Kern County  KGET 17

Several school districts are taking part in offering free meals to children when classes are not in session. Kern High School District The Kern High School District ...

This year's Relay for Life of Bakersfield raises over half a million dollars  The Bakersfield Californian

With almost 1600 participants making up 126 teams, the 28th annual Relay for Life of Bakersfield event raised $556468.18 — and counting as the fiscal year ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Sierra Pacific girls hoops open with win over Huskies  Hanford Sentinel

The Sierra Pacific Golden Bears girls basketball team opened their season with a dominant 72-13 win over Hanford West High on Tuesday.

State names Model Continuation High Schools, 3 in Kern County  Bakersfield Now

The California Department of Education has recognized three Kern County continuation schools for creating innovative programs that focus on academics, ...

2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...

Who did Kern High School District run through sensitive database? Administrator applying for promotions, DUI teacher, student who filed lawsuit, source says  The Bakersfield Californian

They include a woman who got into an altercation with a district employee during her drive to work one day.

Community Voices: Big opportunities open to small businesses  The Bakersfield Californian

Small businesses have long been considered to be the engines that power the nation's economy. In Kern County, where you see many small businesses partner ...

Kern High School District employee arrested for sex with 16-year-old student  KERO 23ABC News

On September14th, 2016, detectives with the Kern County Sheriff's Office Sexual Assault and Abuse Investigations Unit (SAAIU) began investigating allegations ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Mira Monte High School graduation 2018 | Multimedia  The Bakersfield Californian

Mira Monte High School graduated 530 students on May 30 on the Mira Monte football field. The school's 10th graduating class was just short of last year's total ...

Carmen Cardiel Obituary - Bakersfield, CA | Bakersfield Californian

CARMEN CARDIEL January 19, 1935 - May 26, 2019 Our mother, Carmen, was born to Antonio & Dionicia Dominguez in San Miguel, NM. She relocated to ...

Bakersfield College graduates biggest class in its history  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield College made history Friday night by graduating its largest class ever.

Clovis West Girls Defeats Clovis North by 1 Point at CIF Central Section  SwimSwam

The Clovis West girls took home the CIF Central Section title over Clovis North by a nail-bitter 1-point margin.

Bakersfield, Delano teachers take home Teacher of the Year awards  The Bakersfield Californian

Two Kern County teachers — one from Bakersfield and the other from Delano — have been chosen as winners of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools' ...

Guns, school bonds and scandal: The year in education  The Bakersfield Californian

Scandal, shock and sex rocked Kern County schools this year.

College Update: Bree Alvarez helps lead FPU  Hanford Sentinel

Bree Alvarez, former Lemoore High standout, had 21 points to help lead the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds women's basketball team to a 83-74 win over UC ...

Flash mob wedding at Liberty High School takes students, staff by surprise  The Bakersfield Californian

What started out as a joke turned serious last November for Liberty High School English teacher David Ziegler, 45, and his then-fiancee, Charlotte Fraze, 37.

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Students develop leadership skills | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — It can be difficult going out of one's comfort zone and meeting new people, let alone trusting them, but students from across the valley converged at ...

Congressman McCarthy announces winners in art competition for high school students  Bakersfield Now

Congressman Kevin McCarthy has announced the winners of the 36th annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students.The overallwinner is ...

Teen loses fight after heart issues  KERO 23ABC News

A sad update to a story 23ABC has been following for the past week.

KCSO announces three arrests in 2017 Rosamond homicide  KGET 17

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It's been almost a year since Kawanza Hilt, 17, was shot and killed in a Rosamond trailer park. The sheriff's office announced three men ...

CHP: At least 1 killed in Highway 43 crash near Stockdale Highway  KGET 17

UPDATE (Oct. 22): The Kern County coroner identified the man from Fresno as 27-year-old Mario Ruiz.

Friends and family aren’t forgetting Sierra Gabbert  The Bakersfield Californian

Her West High School friends and teammates are hosting Sierra's Celebration, a fundraiser where all proceeds go to Sierra Gabbert's family for medical and ...

Hanford FFA ag farm grand opening | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Students, educators, elected officials and community members gathered Friday to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new Hanford agricultural ...

Treading water: Pool shortage presents challenge for high schools  The Bakersfield Californian

Marc Urmston has his swimming teams show up in the cafeteria on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. for a practice that won't begin for another 90 minutes.

Mirelez brothers medal at California World Challenge | Patterson Irrigator Prep Sports  The Tracy Press

With the high school wrestling season roughly a month away, the 2017-18 Western Athletic Conference and CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champion Patterson High ...

How much did KHSD's chicken suit victim take home after legal fees?  The Bakersfield Californian

Mitch Carter, the former Bakersfield High School senior who infamously donned a chicken costume during a 2010 pep rally and then got pummeled by his ...

Woman re-arrested on suspicion of murder  KGET 17

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Deputies arrested Cori Cotton, 34, Tuesday night on suspicion of murder. She's accused of shooting Kristin Goldsberry in the head ...

District found liable in pep rally beating case, could face millions in damages  The Bakersfield Californian

It took only an hour of deliberation for a Bakersfield jury to decide Monday that the Kern High School District acted negligently by allowing Bakersfield High ...

Bakersfield High football to induct 2018 Hall of Fame class  The Bakersfield Californian

The 13th Annual Driller Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Thursday at the Bakersfield Marriott Hotel Ballroom.

Guide to 2018 California High School Section Meets  SwimSwam

Miranda Heckman, pictured above, won the 200 free and 500 free at the 2017 CIF State Championships.

New Bakersfield Christian girls tennis coach brings experience, expertise to court  The Bakersfield Californian

When Mike Noel replaced Frank Thiessen as Bakersfield Christian girls tennis coach prior to this season, he was taking over for a local legend.

Correctional officer accused of murder  KGET 17

The trial is underway of a correctional officer accused of killing his coworker Memorial Day Weekend last year.

Education Roundup: Compton Jr. High students share a scoop  The Bakersfield Californian

Every once in awhile, the journalism students at Compton Jr. High School scoop us, and when that happens, we're happy to share their stories. This week, they ...

Personality: There's no place like home, the Belle Rae  The Bakersfield Californian

The Belle Rae has been brewing since Shannon Hough and Michelle Meadows' days at West High School. But the Belle Rae is more than an event space that ...

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