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STAN GREENE Director School Support Services

ACHIEVE MAGAZINE JAVIER VALDES Editor Coordinator of Public Information VICTORIA VALENCIA Digital Content Public Information Specialist

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The Kern High School District is proud to present the 11th edition of the KHSD Achieve magazine. The fall 2020 semester has started as one of the most challenging academic years in history. Despite the hardships and challenges, schools across the district are stepping up to continue providing a quality education , while promoting a safe and healthy experience. In this issue you will see the administrative teams, and student body presidents leading us through these unprecedented hardships. You will also find our 2020 First In Class students and PEAAK 2020 winners. With the help of our talented photographers, writers, and videographers, we have put together a one-of-a-kind reading experience that features great photography, informative features, and an entertaining digital experience. We are thankful to our many contributors and local community sponsors at; Motor City Lexus, Bakersfield College, and Valley Strong Credit Union, it is because of them that we are able to promote and celebrate our student’s success in all arenas. We hope you enjoy this edition of the Achieve Magazine as much as we appreciated working with all of our partners to create it. Stan Greene Director School Support Services Kern High School District

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The KHSD Achieve Magazine aims to celebrate and promote our students, staff, and community partners. The Kern High School District (KHSD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. KHSD prohibits discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), intimidation, or bullying in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, physical or mental disability, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex, sexual orientation, Military Veterans status, homelessness, foster status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws consistent with Education Code 200 and 220, Government Code 11135, and Title IX. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school site principal and/or the District’s Chief Equity Compliance and Title IX Officer, Dr. Dean McGee, 5801 Sundale Avenue, (661) 827-3149, dmcgee@kernhigh.org. A copy of KHSD’s Uniform Complaint policy and Nondiscrimination policy are available at www.kernhigh.org and upon request.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS Features PAGE 44 GET TO KNOW YOUR ASB PRESIDENTS Meet the presidents leading their student body through an unprecedented virtual experience. Check out their interviews as they talk about their goals, leadership team, and inspirations.

The Kern High School District’s Class of 2020 graduates with the highest cumulative grade point average in their graduating class.

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ARVIN HIGH PRINCIPAL

ED WATTS Welcome Arvin High Bear Family, We are excited to welcome you back to school virtually on Monday, August 24, 2020. The COVID-19 environment is unprecedented in its impact on both society and the way in which we now educate students. We will be in a 100% distance learning environment until the end of the first quarter. Students are required to attend class daily in a virtual learning setting using our learning management system called CANVAS. Through this system, teachers will deliver instruction as well as provide many other services to meet our student’s educational needs. We have created a “Distance Learning Help Desk” resource link on our Arvin High webpage to provide a one stop shop of information for students and parents. You will find information on how students log into CANVAS to access each class period, a Distance Learning bell schedule of when students are to report to their classes, and a Red/White schedule of how our Block schedule rotates throughout the week. This link is loaded with pertinent information regarding the new Distance Learning environment and its protocols. Arvin High school has just recorded its 70th year of serving the rural communities of Arvin, Lamont and Weedpatch. Rich in tradition and excellence, Arvin High school has taken pride in providing a well-rounded and rigorous academic program designed to mold our students into contributors to the global community.

#Pride

“Our staff and community are committed to providing a safe, challenging, and positive environment that promotes Arvin PRIDE - Participation, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination and Empathy toward others. We encourage active participation in school activities” 6 KHSD ACHIEVE MAGAZINE | SUMMER 2020

Our commitment to implementing the Common Core State Standards is reflected in rigorous classes, which require students to read various forms of text, participate in frequent writing tasks, utilize speaking and listening skills, and explore media sources to enhance their learning. We offer a strong college preparatory program, which includes many Honors and Advanced Placement courses as well as many Dual enrollment opportunities. As a fully comprehensive high school, Arvin High offers courses in technology, art, business, choral and instrumental music, drama, JROTC and physical education. We offer 3 California Partnership Academies focusing on Construction Design, Environmental Horticulture and Health Careers to immerse students in industry focused


ARVIN HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the Arvin High School website Ed Watts Principal

Stephen Granucci AP of Instruction

Robert Moore AP of Administration

opportunities and provide hands-on insight. AHS offers CTE courses in Animal Science, Auto Technology, Business, Manufacturing and Video Production to round out the programs. Students are also encouraged to explore the courses offered through our District’s Regional Occupation Program. A well-rounded high school experience includes active participation in activities outside of the classroom. Our athletic programs, academic competition teams, visual and performing arts programs, student government, and student clubs offer opportunities for students with a wide variety of interests.

Christine Miller Dean of Students

Harpreet Muhar Dean of Instruction

historical accomplishments

1984

2011

2019

2019

Arvin High Bear Brigade performed at Summer Olympics

Manufacturing program honored as program of the year by the state

Girls Soccer team won the Valley Championship

Arvin Color Guard finished in 2nd at WGI World Championshionships

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Arvin High. 1. Shannon Grove: Current minority leader of the California State

Parents are encouraged to participate in our parent organizations with many playing integral roles in the school’s academic and extracurricular programs. We invite you to join Arvin High Parent University, Athletic Boosters and School Site Council to name a few. Each of these organizations provides financial and volunteer support for our students and teachers. Our staff and community are committed to providing a safe, challenging, and positive environment that promotes Arvin PRIDE - Participation, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination and Empathy toward others. We encourage active participation in school activities.

Senate 2. Junior Kennedy: A former Major League Baseball player who played seven season for the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs.

ED WATTS Principal

STEPHEN GRANUCCI AP, Instruction ROBERT MOORE AP, Administration CHRISTINE MILLER Dean of Students HARPREET MUHAR Dean of Instruction RALPH GONZALES Athletics Director LAURA LIERA Activities Director

3. John Tarver: A former professional American football running back for the NFL who played for the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. 4. Dallas Grider: Former American football player and former Bakersfield College Head Football Coach 5. Rita Morales: Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and

At Arvin High School, we set high standards for ourselves and strive to achieve the School’s Mission and Vision for our students.

Arvin High School

Associate General Counsel and Harvard Law School Graduate.

COUNSELORS ANA LEYVA Counselor ALISON HORD Counselor MARTHA SCHIMON Counselor OSCAR GUEVARA Counselor GERARDO GUZMAN Counselor MARIA ARELLANO Counselor JARETH REGPALA Counselor

900 Varsity Road Arvin, CA 93203 Phone: 661-854-5561 Fax: 661-854-5943 www.arvin.kernhigh.org

PRIDE

Sincerely,

Participation Responsibility Integrity Determination Empathy

Ed Watts Arvin High Principal Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things Arvin High School.

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BAKERSFIELD HIGH PRINCIPAL

BEN SHERLEY Hello, Drillers! I want to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. I hope that you and your families are doing well during this very trying time in our lives. As we begin the school year in a fully distance learning mode, it is imperative to stay connected. The start of this school year will be like none we have ever seen before, so we will do our best to communicate all information to you in a timely and efficient manner via our website, phone calls home, or in some cases, a physical mailer. The most up-to-date and accurate information will be on our website, so please continue to check https://bakersfield.kernhigh.org/ for these updates. With any online learning to be productive and effective, students must engage in their courses on a daily basis, similar to a traditional face-to-face setting. Our daily class schedule is posted to ensure you are clear on what classes you will attend on a daily basis. To allow you more time with your teachers and to be able to engage in fuller class discussions, you will meet with only three of your classes each day for a longer class period. Attending each one of your three classes every day is of the upmost importance. Again, your success will rely heavily on your involvement with your online work and interacting with your teachers.

#DrillerWay

“We look forward to having students learning in a physical classroom and on the campus enjoying activities, but until then, let us work diligently in this online, distance learning setting. I wish you the best of luck to a great start of the 2020-2021 school year. �

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We look forward to having students learning in a physical classroom and on the campus enjoying activities, but until then, let us work diligently in this online, distance learning setting. I wish you the best of luck to a great start of the 2020-2021 school year. As Drillers, we are all in this endeavor together. Moreover, never forget that Once a Driller, Always a Driller! Sincerely, Ben Sherley Bakersfield High Principal


BAKERSFIELD HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the Bakersfield High School website Ben Sherley Principal

Cheyenne Bell AP of Instruction

Driller Throwback Check out these throwback photos of some great moments at BHS

Melisa Rizo AP of Administration

Steve Anderson Dean of Students

Jeff Scott Dean of Athletics and Activities

historical accomplishments

1939

2002

2020

Drillers win their first of six CIF State Championships in Track and Field

Wrestling team won the CIF State Championship and set state records for points, champions, places, and finalist

BHS Girls Basketball become Valley Champions for third consecutive year

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Bakersfield High. 1. Earl Warren: Served as the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. 2. Frank Gifford: Former NFL

Bakersfield High School BEN SHERLEY Principal

CHEYENNE BELL AP, Instruction MELISA RIZO AP, Administration STEVE ANDERSON Dean of Students

player and an Emmy Award-win-

JEFF SCOTT Dean of Athletics

ning sportscaster.

ANA LOVAN Activities Director

3. Jake Varner: Gold medal winner in the 96kg category at

COUNSELORS TIFFANI ALVIDREZ Counselor

the 2012 Summer Olympics.

MELISSA CEBALLOS Counselor

4. Kevin McCarthy: House

MONICA LIZARRAGA Counselor

Minority Leader and politician serving in the United States House of Representative. 5. Marion Osborn Cunningham: Nationally renowned artist that produced more than 20,000 serigraphs and 75,000 greeting card copies.

NICOLE STUEBBE Counselor KATIE PRICE Counselor LAUREN BATEY Counselor PAUL OGILVIE Counselor

1241 G Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 Phone: 661-324-9841 Fax: 661-324-3401 www.bakersfield.kernhigh.org

DRILLER Dilligence Respect Integrity Lifelong Learners Leadership Empathy Responsibility

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CENTENNIAL HIGH PRINCIPAL

MATT GUINN Parents and Students, On behalf of the entire staff, it’s with great pride and excitement that we welcome you to the start of the 2020-21 school year. Over the course of our history, Centennial has been known for strong academic and extra-curricular programs. The strength of these programs has been the hard work and dedication of our staff, parent and community supporters, and of course, our wonderful students. The start of our 28th year is a great opportunity for everyone associated with the Golden Hawk family to reflect on the contributions we hope to make to Centennial’s legacy and I want to encourage you to take advantage of all that Centennial has to offer.

#WeAreHawks

“The start of our 28th year is a great opportunity for everyone associated with the Golden Hawk family to reflect on the contributions we hope to make to Centennial’s legacy and I want to encourage you to take advantage of all that Centennial has to offer.”

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As we reflect on the past achievements and dream of future accomplishments, let’s remember that success is best achieved when we work together towards our goals. We encourage you to follow us on Twitter (@CentennialHawks) and to check our website regularly in order to stay informed and connected to what is happening on campus. Most importantly, I look forward to working together to make this year truly great for our students. Go Hawks! Sincerely, Matt Guinn Centennial High Principal


CENTENNIAL HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit Centennial High School website Matt Guinn Principal

Erika Pierce AP of Instruction

Golden Hawk Throwback Check out these throwback photos of some great CHS moments

Chris Sanchez AP of Administration

Roberto De La Rosa Dean of Students

Jacob Stuebbe Dean of Student Services

historical accomplishments

1996

1998

2003

2010

CIF State Champions State Champions in We The People for in Volleyball the years: 1998,1999, 2002, 2003

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Centennial High. 1. Cody Kessler: Former football

Multiple students were State Champions in Forensics

Centennial High School MATT GUINN Principal

quarterback who played for the

ERIKA PIERCE AP, Instruction

Philadelphia Eagles and the New

CHRIS SANCHEZ AP, Administration

England Patriots. Kessler also played college football at USC. 2. Megan Langenfeld: Pitching coach and former NCAA Softball

ROBERTO DE LA ROSA Dean of Students JACOB STUEBBE Dean of Student Services TOM HASKELL Athletics Director JAYNA CHAPMAN Activities Director

player and played as infielder and pitcher for UCLA. 3. Brent Morel: A former professional baseball third baseman who played for the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburg Pirates. 4. Jared Norris: Former football

COUNSELORS ANDY MURO Counselor JILL GEER Counselor LACEY CAPPOLO Counselor EMILEE GONSALVES Counselor TOM CORNFORD Counselor

linebacker for the Carolina Panthers. 5. Corbin Burns: Current MLB baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers..

8601 Hageman Road Bakersfield, CA 93312 Phone: 661-588-8601 Fax: 661-588-8608 www.centennial.kernhigh.org

H AW K S Honest Ambitious Well-Rounded Kind Spirited

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EAST BAKERSFIELD HIGH PRINCIPAL

LEO HOLLAND On behalf of our students, staff, faculty, and administration I would like to welcome all visitors to our website, the “e-home” of our Blade FAMILY. I am Leo Holland, the proud principal of East Bakersfield High School. Our beautiful school is celebrating over 80 years of producing champions and scholars, and I am our 9th principal. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to hold a variety of different associations and positions here with EBHS: I was once the school police officer at EBHS. I taught here for several years and coached several area and valley champion debaters on our award-winning forensics team. I live in east Bakersfield, and I was once close neighbor of the school. Our eldest daughter was the EBHS valedictorian for the class of 2016. Both my wife (class of 1993) and my daughter have given speeches at an EBHS graduation.

#BladeFamily

“Our school strives to provide our students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in life. To that end, we are committed to providing systems of support that empower our students to graduate and be productive citizens.”

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Therefore, I have been a classified employee, a certificated employee, a neighbor, the spouse of an alumnus, the parent of an EBHS valedictorian, and now I get to be the principal at EBHS! To put it simply, I LOVE EAST BAKERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL! Our school strives to provide our students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in life. To that end, we are committed to providing systems of support that empower our students to graduate and be productive citizens. To ensure academic success for our


EAST BAKERSFIELD HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit East High website Leo Holland Principal

Sydney Peterson AP of Instruction

Jon Rose AP of Administrative Services

school community we have committed ourselves to a mission that includes comprehensive systems of support that include parents and our community. Ultimately, we recognize that our Blade FAMILY is a big family and parents are a critical element of student success. For our staff, the education and well-being of your student is personal to them as well. Many of our staff members graduated from EB. All of our staff members feel a sense of home and family when they arrive to work with your students every day.

Melissa Bennett Dean of Students

Tori Nettleton Dean of Athletics and Attendance

historical accomplishments

1994

2004

2013

2020

CIF State Division III Champions in Boys Basketball

CIF Central Section Division II Champions in Football

East Bakersfield High School recognized as an AVID Demonstration school

East Girls Basketball team makes it to the state basketball championships

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of East Bakersfield High. 1. Johnny Callison: A former professional baseball player who played for 16 seasons and spent 10 years

Although this school year started in a distance learning environment, our commitment to our students remains steadfast. We believe in the value of an EBHS education as the driving force to improve lives in our community. We will educate our students remotely, as we would in person, with empathy, compassion, love, and solid curriculum. Finally, I encourage you to engage in dialog with us. Besides our website, you can follow us on twitter @EASTHIGHBLADES, and I encourage you to do so if your data plan allows. Please come to our events, ask questions, and stay involved.

with the Philadelphia Phillies. 2. Robert Beltran: An american actor best known for his role in tele-

East Bakersfield High LEO HOLLAND Principal

SYDNEY PETERSON AP, Instruction JON ROSE AP, Administration MELISSA BENNETT Dean of Students TORI NETTLETON Dean of Athletics BREANNA ALVAREZ Activities Director

vision show Star Trek: Voyager. 3. Mary K. Shell: Served as the first female mayor of Bakersfield between 1981 to 1985. 4. Fred Boyd: A former NBA player

COUNSELORS ART GONZALEZ Counselor SYLVIA HERNANDEZ Counselor JOHNNY DUENAS Counselor

who has played for the Philadelphia

ANTHONY FUENTES Counselor

76ers and the New Orleans Jazz

STEPHANIE JACOBS Counselor

5. JR Sakuragi: A current professional basketball player that played

ERIN PURDY Counselor GLADYS BAEZ Counselor

for UCLA and then played for the Vancouver Grizzlies.

GO BLADES! Leo Holland Principal EBHS

2200 Quincy St Bakersfield, CA 93306 Phone: 661-871-7221 Fax: 661-872-6980 www.east.kernhigh.org

F A M I LY

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Focus Attitude Mentorship Integrity Legacy You

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FOOTHILL HIGH PRINCIPAL

GAIL BENTLEY Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! As the Principal of Foothill High School, I want you to know how excited I am to support the ongoing efforts in education grounded in long-standing traditions. While this year will be unlike any we have seen or experienced, the administration and staff are looking forward to an exciting and productive year. Our ongoing commitment to provide all of our students with a quality comprehensive educational experience remains strong. This year we welcome approximately 600 incoming freshmen to the Foothill Family. Modernization is winding to a close and the changes to the campus are beautiful. All the classrooms have new paint and floors, the administration building has expanded into the breezeway, the cafeteria is expanding with much more space for food serving and seating, the gym foyer will be a wonderful addition to the gymnasium and provide a space for the student store during the school day. As we celebrate the traditions that make us Trojans, we embrace the newness and look forward to serving students in academics, athletics and activities in a fully modernized campus.

#WeAreTrojans

“As always, the Foothill administration and staff are here to provide excellent academic and social experiences and to provide appropriate and necessary support services for both students and parents. �

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As always, the Foothill administration and staff are here to provide excellent academic and social experiences and to provide appropriate and necessary support services for both students and parents. As we all engage in a new paradigm of education, I hope that you will feel supported and welcomed by the Foothill staff. Sincerely, Gail Bentley Foothill High Principal


FOOTHILL HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the Foothill High School website Gail Bentley Principal

Octavio Patino AP of Instruction

Trojan Throwback Check out these throwback photos of some great FHS moments

Jodi Shuppert AP of Administration

Derreck Reed Dean of Students

historical accomplishments

1988

2004

CIF State Division II Speech and debate Champions in Boys team won State Basketball Championship

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Foothill High. 1. Jon Baker: A former football placekicker who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs. 2. Joey Porter: A former football linebacker who played for the Pittsburg Steelers.

2019

2019

Boys Soccer Valley Champions for first time in school history

CIF State Division V Champions in Basketball

Foothill High School GAIL BENTLEY Principal

OCTAVIO PATINO AP, Instruction JODI SHUPPERT AP, Administration DERRECK REED Dean of Students MIKE BIEZAD Athletics Director JENNIFER WEST Activities Director

3. Rashaan Shehee: Shehee is a former running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. Shehee was inducted into the Foothill Hall of Fame. 4. Lonnie Shelton: A former NBA player who played from 1976 to 1985. Shelton played for the New York Knicks and Seattle SuperSonics. 5. Rosie Reed: A former boxer who

COUNSELORS CONNIE MARTIN Counselor MARY MILLER Counselor COURTNEY KERN Counselor LYDIA CACERES Counselor DENISE JAMES Counselor WENDY WARD Counselor AMY POOCHIGIAN Counselor

went on to fight in the Women’s Boxing Board World Championships and winning in the 6th round in a TKO.

501 Park Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93306 Phone: 661-366-4491 Fax: 661-363-6223 www.foothill.kernhigh.org

SPIRIT

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Student Pride Integrity Respect Inspire Trojans

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FRONTIER HIGH PRINCIPAL

VICKY THOMPSON It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2020-21 academic school year. Frontier High School is an exciting and special place. It is a high-performing school in a remarkable supportive community, which offers a unique and compelling combination of excellence in academics and engagement. Since its inception in 2006, Frontier’s committed staff has demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for learning. The school as a whole has worked to develop and cultivate a student experience that embraces the pursuit of excellence in the classroom and beyond. This unwavering pursuit of excellence is reflected in our motto: TITAN QUEST. Frontier provides programs and services to empower all students to be respectful, responsible, safe and productive members of our 21st century society. The fundamental belief that great achievements are possible through hard work and continuous improvement and that achievement is enhanced by great relationships and connections are ideas that permeate throughout the entire Frontier staff and student body.

#TitanQuest

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As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an incredible impact on our community as well as our school system. Frontier, along with the entire Kern High School District, began and will remain in a distance-learning model for at least the first quarter of the school year. The energy, enthusiasm and commitment that has been demonstrated by staff and students to get this school year started in such a tremendously positive way is truly amazing. I am continually inspired by the hard work, dedication, and strength of our mighty TITAN nation.


FRONTIER HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Vicky Thompson Principal

Bryan Easter AP of Instruction

Aaron Mykytiuk AP of Administration

In order to provide a common learning platform for staff and students during these unprecedented times, Frontier has adopted Canvas as our learning management system. We have enhanced the information on our website to include distance-learning resources as well as implemented an online registration program. We encourage both students and parents to activate their respective accounts in Synergy StudentVue and ParentVue, to monitor all aspects of student progress. Should you need assistance or information in any way, please reach out to our incredible Parent Resource Center, as it is equipped with helpful friendly staff and many beneficial resources. Lastly, we strive to help every student feel welcomed, connected and a part of our TITAN family. Please know that during these times that we are apart, our counseling and intervention staff are readily available to provide support, as needed. I am honored to serve Frontier High School as principal and look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Jenny Maddern Dean of Students

Mike Gibson Athletic Director

Lanette Cornford Activities Director

Michael Wagner Head of Guidance

historical accomplishments

2008

2009

CIF Central Section CIF State Boys Champions in Girl’s Track and Field Golf Team Champions

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Frontier High.

2017

2018

Light horse evaluation team named National Champions at the National FFA convention.

Trent Tracy became the CIF State Champion Wrestler.

Frontier High School VICKY THOMPSON Principal

1. Matt Darr: A current football punter for the New York Jets and previously played for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. 2. Cami Privett: A current soccer player who signed with EDF

BRYAN EASTER AP, Instruction AARON MYKYTIUK AP, Administration JENNY MADDERN Dean of Students MIKE GIBSON Athletics Director LANETTE CORNFORD Activities Director

Logroño in the Spanish Primera Division. 3. Nick Rodriguez: A West Point Graduate and Army Ranger Platoon leader. 5. Issac Meyer: UC Berkeley

COUNSELORS MICHAEL WAGNER Head of Guidance KELLEY MORRISON Counselor TERRI CRANE-FINCH Counselor JENNIFER PATTINSON Counselor

graduate in Nuclear Engineering

SPENCER LEWIS Counselor

and currently a second-year PhD

JENNIFER CONLEY Counselor

student in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Vicky Thompson Principal Frontier High School

6401 Allen Road Bakersfield, CA 93314 Phone: 661-829-1107 Fax: 661-829-1185 www.frontier.kernhigh.org

T I TA N

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GOLDEN VALLEY HIGH PRINCIPAL

PAUL HELMAN Dear Bulldog students, parents, and community members, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2020-2021 academic school year. The last six months have been difficult for our school community. This is the first year that Golden Valley High School will begin the academic school year without students in the classroom. Regardless, our teachers are inspired and prepared to bring the best possible educational experience. Utilizing the Canvas Learning Management System, students will engage learning in cooperation with their teachers. While it is not ideal, we will get through these times together as one Bulldog family. We walk #BulldogSTRONG! While engaged virtually, it is important to remember the principles outlined by #BulldogSTRONG. We all must commit to GROWTH during this time. Earning a diploma is important and prepares you to succeed in the world around us. Commit to overcoming the obstacles in virtual learning and always give 100% effort. Commit to demonstrating PRIDE in yourself and others by being on-time to virtual learning sessions and demonstrating a positive online image. Practice good on-line manners and respect the learning space for all students. Finally, continue to be of SERVICE by making positive contributions in our community. Be helpful….positive…..and a good citizen.

#BulldogStrong

“This is the first year that Golden Valley High School will begin the academic school year without students in the classroom. Regardless, our teachers are inspired and prepared to bring the best possible educational experience..”

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Please follow the Bulldogs on social media for the latest news concerning the closure: Golden Valley KHSD on Facebook, @GVBulldogs on Twitter, and gvhsbulldogstrong on Instagram. You can also get the latest information via our website http://goldenvalley.kernhigh.org. We will get through these difficult and disruptive times. We walk #BulldogSTRONG!!! Mr. Helman Golden Valley High Principal


GOLDEN VALLEY HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit Golden Valley High School website Paul Helman Principal

Geri Antoine AP of Instruction

Bulldog Throwback Check out these throwback photos of some great GVHS moments

Kyle Wylie AP of Administration

Pablo Reyes Dean of Students

Jennifer Webb Dean of Administration

historical accomplishments

2009

2013

2013

2019

CIF Central Section Division III Champions in Girls Soccer

CIF Central Section Division III Champions in Boys Soccer

Chief Justice of California issues GVHS “Civic Learning Award of Excellence”

CIF Central Section Master’s Champions in Girls Wrestling

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Golden Valley. 1. Julian Zamora: Played collegiate soccer at CSU Bakersfield and CSU Los Angeles. Zamora played professional soccer as well 2. Luis Matos: Was a sprinter in the 100m and 200m at CSU Fullerton. 3. Austin Toerner: Played collegiate

Golden Valley High School PAUL HELMAN Principal

GERI ANTOINE AP, Instruction KYLE WYLIE AP, Administration PABLO REYES Dean of Students JENNIFER WEBB Dean of Administration ROBERT HASKELL Athletics Director VALERIE BLACK Activities Director

baseball at CSU Northridge. 4. Lisa Kiggens D’Amore: Played collegiate softball at CSU

COUNSELORS PATRICIA JANOUSEK Counselor

Northridge and current Head Soft-

JANINE LYNCH Counselor

ball Coach at Golden Valley High.

LUPE SANCHEZ Counselor

5. Ricardo Figeweroa: Offensive tackle played collegiate football at Bakersfield College and at West Virginia State University. 6. Edithza Urias: Played collegiate volleyball at Bakersfield College

KERRY STEVENS Counselor EMMANUEL GOMEZ Counselor RAMON CARDENAS Counselor VICTORIA HINOJOSA Counselor

801 Hosking Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93307 Phone: 661-827-0800 Fax: 661-827-0480 www.goldenvalley.kernhigh.org

GPS Growth Pride Service

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#BULLDOGSTRONG www.kernhighnetwork.com

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HIGHLAND HIGH PRINCIPAL

DEBRA VIGSTROM Greetings, Welcome to Highland High School – Home of the Scots! We extend a special welcome to the Class of 2024, our largest freshman class. Now in our 50th year, staff and students have established a tradition of excellence. Highland is a ‘School of Choice,’ distinguished by success in academics, athletics, arts, and activities. Because our mission is to “graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitively successful in post-secondary educational, military or workforce pursuits,” we believe that all students deserve engaging, relevant and challenging course work. This year we have joined with College Board and are officially a “Pre-AP” school. Pre-AP is about achieving results for ALL students. We offer several Pre-Advanced Placement courses that are vertically and horizontally aligned with the goal of expanding offerings in the future. Pre-AP classes share four principles: close observation and analysis, evidence-based writing, higher-order questioning, and academic conversations.

#PLAIDUP

“Now in our 50TH year, staff and students have established a tradition of excellence. Highland is a ‘School of Choice,’ distinguished by success in academics, athletics, arts, and activities.”

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We enter a school year brimming with potential and possibilities, and we ask for your patience and flexibility as we navigate distance learning. We are utilizing a county-wide platform—Canvas-- to support online teaching and learning. Please refer to the district webpage for Distance Learning Resources and technical support (kernhigh.org). We look forward to developing effective partnerships between parents, students, staff, and community to ensure student success. Our student information system, Parent VUE, is one tool teachers, students


HIGHLAND HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit Highland High School website Debra Vigstrom Principal

Mindy Carter AP of Instruction

Brad Hull AP of Administration

and parents use to communicate. Parent VUE allows parents to track academic progress and attendance. We use Blackboard to announce important school events and to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Parents can opt to receive information three ways: by phone, email, or text (additional charges may apply). You can also find us on social media: Highland webpage (highland.kernhigh. org), our parent Facebook page (Hhs_ParentHighland Parent Center), Twitter (@highland_scots), and Instagram sites, hhs_staff, hhscots (ASB), and many club and athletic accounts. We want students to enjoy high school, one of the most fun-filled, memorable periods of their lives, so we encourage each student to become involved in the school by participating in one of the many opportunities for co-curricular involvement. Our strong program provides students access to clubs and organizations, visual and performing arts, academic competition teams, and athletics. Our hope is ultimately we demonstrate our school acronym PLAID in our homes, our school, and our community-- PRIDE, LEADERSHIP, ATTITUDE, INTEGRITY and DETERMINATION.

Jasper King Dean of Students

historical accomplishments

1978

1997

2018

2019

CIF State Champions in Volleyball

CIF Central Section Division II Champions in Boys Basketball

Recipient of the Kern High Network Cup for highest average league placement

CIF Central Section Division III Champions in Baseball

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Highland. 1. Nicole Parra: A former California State Assemblywoman who represented the 30th assembly district. 2. Gregory Porter: A Grammy

Highland High School DEBRA VIGSTROM Principal

MINDY CARTER AP, Instruction BRAD HULL AP, Administration JASPER KING Dean of Students

Award winning singer, songwriter,

JUSTIN FINCH Athletics Director

and actor.

MEAGHAN Activities Director BARBER-SMITH

3. Camille Benjamin: A former professional tennis player who played on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1994. 4. Reginald Arvizu: Bassit for the metal band Korn 5. Jonathan Davis: Lead singer of metal band Korn 6. Brian Welch: A musician, singer and songwriter for metal band Korn.

COUNSELORS JOANNE BARRICK Counselor KIM HOBBS Counselor MIGUEL RAMIREZ Counselor JOSEPH SWEET Counselor SAUL RAMIREZ Counselor JENNIFER JENKINS Counselor

7. Derek Mears: An actor best known for his role in Friday the 13th and Hatchet III.

Thank you for your continued support of Highland High School. For 50 years we have made a difference in our community. Partnering with you, for our students,

2900 Royal Scots Way Bakersfield, CA 93306 Phone: 661-872-2777 Fax: 661-871-6052 www.highland.kernhigh.org

PLAID

Pride Leadership Attitude Integrity Determination

Debra Vigstrom, Highland High Principal Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things Highland High.

#PLAIDUP www.kernhighnetwork.com

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INDEPENDENCE HIGH PRINCIPAL

DEAN JUOLA In my May 11th message to the community, we had already learned about the extension of school closures past Spring Break and we are looking at whether students might return for the last week of school, or even if graduation ceremonies would take place. While the closure did continue, we were at least able to honor our 2020 graduates with a masked and socially-distanced ceremony on our own Falcon Stadium field. Now that we know the first quarter will begin as online instruction and CIF-sponsored school sporting events don’t start until January 2021, the staff has been able to complete trainings and organize lessons in preparation for the start of this school year.

#RISE “We look forward to meeting our students, even if only online for now, and hope your family stays safe.”

How is instruction different this year as compared to last spring? Last spring, teachers were asked to hurriedly develop two weeks of review or extra-practice lessons for their students during the gap before spring break. When the closure was extended through the end of the year, only a few teachers had previous experience with video conferencing software in order to teach students new content. Further, the pass/fail grading system turned off many students from continuing their work once they found out they received a passing grade for the whole semester if they already had a passing grade at the time school closed. Among other things, we will now

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INDEPENDENCE HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Dean Juola Principal

Dustin Green AP of Instruction

Kristy Towle AP of Administration

have a daily schedule, teachers have been trained in the Canvas online learning system for selecting and using new curriculum and to conduct whole class video conferences, the teachers (and students) will log in and interact each period, resources and assignments have been developed throughout the summer in each subject area, Chromebooks are available to every student who doesn’t have access at home, and students will be graded once again on the A-F scale. While it will never be as good as in-person instruction, our teachers are ready for distance learning! Since communication is critical to understanding how this method of instruction and how distance learning will work, I have placed a School Opening FAQ link on the IHS web homepage. It will be updated each time we receive more information, and it is meant to be a “one-stop” repository when information is coming from all directions. Please come back to check for updates and tell others about the link! We look forward to meeting our students, even if only online for now, and hope your family stays safe.

Tim O’hara Dean of Students

Jeremy Newfield Dean of Student Services

Derek Larosa Dean of Athletics

Kim Bravo Activities Director

historical accomplishments

2011

2017

2018

CIF Central Section Division III Volleyball Champions

CIF Central Section Division III Champions in Baseball

CIF Central Section Division III Champions in Girls Soccer

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Independence High. 1. D.J. Reed: A current American

Independence High School DEAN JUOLA Principal

Football free safety for the San

DUSTIN GREEN AP, Instruction

Francisco 49ers.

KRISTY TOWLE AP, Administration

2. Mahalia Swink: A Volleyball player for University of Alabama who was 2014 and 2015 Defensive MVP during her time at Independence.

TIM O’HARA Dean of Students DEREK LAROSA Dean of Athletics KIM BRAVO Activities Director JEREMY NEWFIELD Dean of Student Services

3. Jasmin Dixon: A current Basketball player for the CSUB Roadrunners. Dixon earned Team MVP and Best Offensive Player during her time at Independence. 4. Kahlaijah Dean: The former Falcons Basketball player went on to play for Oakland University where

COUNSELORS NICOLE ADAME Counselor ANNA CALVILLO Counselor LORI CHURCHMAN Counselor TRACI ELRICH Counselor ALICIA MARTINEZ Counselor LISA STEPHENS Counselor

she has led the team in steals, 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goal percentage.

8001 Old River Road Bakersfield, CA 93311 Phone: 661-834-8001 Fax: 661-398-0899 www.independence.kernhigh.org

RISE

Sincerely,

Responsibility Integrity Service Excellence

Dean Juola, Principal Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things Independence High.

#RISE www.kernhighnetwork.com

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KERN VALLEY HIGH PRINCIPAL

JOHN MEYERS The campus of Kern Valley High School is nestled in the rocky foothills of the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains. Our campus is considered a jewel of the Kern River Valley. It is the artistic, performance, information and athletic center of our community. Our staff is committed to the Kern River Valley. Every single teacher, secretary, custodian, campus supervisor and adult aide lives in the community they serve. In fact, 27 of our 69 employees are Kern Valley High school graduates! Kern Valley’s activities program allows students to be creative and to become actively involved at school. Presently there are twenty seven clubs which involve approximately 60% of the student body. The yearbook is published by students. Academic service and cultural clubs are open to all students. Future Farmers of America and Future Homemakers of America have large memberships and consistently win county, regional, state and national awards of excellence. FFA recently had 19 winners of the State FFA Degree, the highest number in 450 chapters, 3 winners of the American FFA Degree, and 4 state finalists. The Kern Valley Chapter of FHA currently has one regional officer and one state officer.

#KVStrong

“Every single teacher, secretary, custodian, campus supervisor and adult aide lives in the community they serve. In fact, 27 of our 69 employees are Kern Valley High school graduates!”

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We are blessed with small class sizes, and a diverse list of course offerings. In spite of our small enrollment, we offer world class opportunities. For the 2020 school year, we will have students earning college credit in at least 8 different concurrent enrollment classes! Many of our 2020 graduates will have one full semester of college completed! Sincerely, John Meyers Principal, Kern Valley High School


KERN VALLEY HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit Kern Valley High School website

John Meyers Principal

Eric Hansen Assistant Principal

Bronc Throwback Check out these throwback photos of some great KVHS moments

Henry Wise Dean of Students

historical accomplishments

1980

2010

2016

2019

CIF Softball Champions

CIF Softball Champions

CIF Boys Basketball Champions

CIF Softball Champions

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Kern Valley. 1. Tom McKinney: Local philanthropist and successful business man. 2. Sammie Adams: United States Naval Academy 3. Dustin Wagner: US Airforce Academy 4. Dalton Gallis: Former Bakersfield College football player who went on to start at

Kern Valley High School JOHN MEYERS Principal

ERIC HANSEN Assistant Principal HENRY WISE Dean of Students MIKE GENTHNER Athletics Director BRENT MIXON Activities Director JESSICA HORACEK Testing Director

COUNSELORS PAM STIELER Counselor JESSICA HORACEK Counselor

Benedictine College. 5. Steven Anderson: President of S.C. Anderson Inc. a successful construction company that has built many Kern County schools and many other projects.

3340 Erskine Creek Lake Isabella, CA 93240 Phone: 760-379-2611 Fax: 760-379-8314 www.kernvalley.kernhigh.org

STRONG Supportive Together Resilient Outgoing Noteworthy Generous

Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things Kern Valley High.

www.kernhighnetwork.com

#KVSTRONG KERN HIGH NETWORK

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LIBERTY HIGH PRINCIPAL

LIBBY WYATT Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. Although our year has started differently than past openings, we are so pleased to have you as Liberty Patriots. Liberty High School staff and students have spent much time creating a culture based on P.R.I.D.E. which means P=Power of one, R=Responsibility, I=Integrity, D=Dedication, and E=Everyone….even in virtual learning, our core values continue to guide us. Each year Liberty develops a theme that complements our core values. This year our theme is OHANA. OHANA means family and family means no one gets left behind. We need each other more than ever this year. As the Liberty OHANA, we need to support and assist each other as we would our own families. I am very proud of what our students have accomplished at Liberty and the tenacity and grit you have all shown.

#Pride “ This year our theme is OHANA. OHANA means family and family means no one gets left behind. We need each other more than ever this year.”

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Through the “Power of One”, we encourage students and staff to believe that they can be the “one” to make a difference and we are all “one” - Patriots. Collectively, we can make moments that are very powerful! I encourage you all to continue to move forward, even in difficult times, and make your mark! I am so very proud of all and cannot wait to see you! #LHSOHANA Libby Wyatt Principal, Liberty High School


LIBERTY HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the Liberty High School website Libby Wyatt Principal

Josh Williams AP of Curriculum

Patriot Throwback

Ron Priest AP of Administration

Leandrea Slayton Dean of Students

Brooke Slayton Activities Director

historical accomplishments

Check out these throwback photos of some great Patriot moments

2001

2001

2002

2018

CIF Central Section Division II Valley Champions in Football

CIF Central Section Division II Valley Champions in Volleyball

CIF Division II State Champions in Volleyball

Daniel Viveros became back-to-back CIF State Champion in Shot Put

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Liberty High. 1. Colton Schmidt: Football player who has played for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers. 2. Alex Fischer: KGET 17 News Anchor 3. Tarin Meadows: Co-owner of

Liberty High School LIBBY WYATT Principal

JOSH WILLIAMS AP, Instruction RON PRIEST AP, Administration LEANDREA SLAYTON Dean of Students TIM DAVIS Athletics Director BROOKE SLAYTON Activities Director MARKIS LUDLOW Plant Supervisor

Fit Pantry, a meal prep business in Bakersfield.

COUNSELORS

4. Quincy Amarikwa: Soccer

CECILIA RACICOT Counselor

player who currently plays for

EILEEN SANCHEZ Counselor

the D.C. United in Major League Soccer. 5. Krys Barnes: American football linebackers for the Green Bay

CARMEN DAVIS Counselor JENNIFER AYRES Counselor SYLVIA MORALES Counselor KERRI USSERY Counselor

Packers. 5. Jordan Love: American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

925 Jewetta Ave Bakersfield, CA 93312 Phone: 661-587-0925 Fax: 661-587-1299 www.liberty.kernhigh.org

PRIDE

Power of One Responsibility Integrity Dedication Everyone Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things Liberty High School.

#PRIDE www.kernhighnetwork.com

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MIRA MONTE HIGH PRINCIPAL

WILL SANDOVAL Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! The start to this school year may look different as we have started learning at a distance. However, our commitment to our mission has not changed. Regardless of the obstacles that COVID-19 has presented us, our administration and staff are committed to preparing all students to be productive citizens who embrace learning and are equipped for success in both college and career in a diverse, evolving world. We strive to make a difference in the lives of our students by building positive relationships and providing a supportive environment for them to be successful. We place a clear focus on continuous student improvement while further engaging our parents as well as our southeast Bakersfield community to help provide the best learning environment for our students. ‘WE ARE THE PRIDE’ is not just something we say, it is something we pursue each and everyday. Being POSITIVE, RESPECTFUL, IMAGINATIVE, DRIVEN and EXCELLENT are the tenets of Lion PRIDE and are essential to our school mission and present in all we do.

#WeAreThePride “Regardless of the obstacles that COVID-19 has presented us, our administration and staff are committed to preparing all students to be productive citizens who embrace learning and are equipped for success in both college and career in a diverse, evolving world.”

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We cannot wait until it is safe to have students back on campus. Until then, we have multiple resources available to ensure student success with distance learning. Our teachers, counselors, and the entire staff at Mira Monte High School are prepared to support our school community regardless of where learning takes place. Welcome back and Go Lions! Sincerely, William Sandoval Principal, Mira Monte High School


MIRA MONTE HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the Mira Monte High School website Will Sandoval Principal

Zach McNinch AP of Instruction

Lion Throwback Check out these throwback photos of some great MMHS moments

Jessica English Dean of Students

Leah Hatton AP of Administration

historical accomplishments

2018

2018

2019

2019

CIF Central Section SEYL Champions for Boys Soccer returns Division IV Champi- SEYL Girls Basketball to the Valley Chamons in Boys Soccer pionship game.

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Mira Monte High.

Volleyball team continues their streak of being undefeated in league play

Mira Monte High School WILL SANDOVAL Principal

1. Braxton Huggins: Huggins accepted a scholarships to play basketball at New Mexico State University and his break out year for the Aggies where he averaged 13.7 points per game. As a senior

ZACHARY MCNINCH AP, Instruction LEAH HATTON AP, Administration JESSICA ENGLISH Dean of Students JOSUE VALENZUELA Athletics Director KATHLENE BUFORD Activities Director

at Mira Monte High, Huggins averaged 32.3 points per game which led the CIF Central Section and placed him third in California. For his success, Huggins was selected to the Cal-Hi Sports 1st Team Division 3 All State team

COUNSELORS CYNTHIA GARCIA Counselor LORENZO MORAN Counselor GLADYS SEPULVEDA Counselor ESTHER SERRATO Counselor SAL GOCHEZ Counselor

and was the Bakersfield Califor-

BROOKE MALLEY Counselor

nian All Area Player of the Year.

ERIN SORENA Counselor

1800 S. Fairfax Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93307 Phone: 661-366-1800 Fax: 661-363-6575 www.miramonte.kernhigh.org

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NORTH HIGH PRINCIPAL

MARK BALCH Success, Trust, Ambition, Respect and school Spirit. These tenets define what it means to be a North High School Star. Our school community is built around these traits, and you see them in action in our classrooms, during our athletic competitions, and in all our extra-curricular activities. Our students know that to be truly “Prepared to Succeed” for life after high school, character matters. At North High School our mission is to make sure every student graduates “Prepared to Succeed”. You’ll see this message throughout campus and our students hear it frequently in our Stars on Point lessons. Our focus is to help students identify their personal strengths, interests and aptitudes as they develop a plan for life after high school, whether it be in college or in a career. Many North High graduates attend the top universities throughout the state and nation, while some pursue military service, others pursue technical training at a local college, and some enter a career immediately upon graduation. We are proud of the success of every Star student!

#StarsOnPoint

“Our focus is to help students identify their personal strengths, interests and aptitudes as they develop a plan for life after high school, whether it be in college or in a career.”

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To ensure our students are “Prepared to Succeed”, we offer not only rigorous Advanced Placement, Honors, GATE and College-Preparatory courses, but also a variety of unique Pathway courses that directly prepare students for a career. Examples of unique course offerings include Aviation (using full-motion simulators and working with drones), Fashion Design and Merchandising, Honors Geology, Advanced Graphic Arts and Photography, and Project Lead the Way engineering courses.


NORTH HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the North High School website Mark Balch Principal

Kendra Weisser AP of Instruction

Kari Palacios AP of Administration

Visitors to our campus and our classrooms see students actively preparing for success. Students not only learn to fly an airplane and drone in our Aviation program, but they have also started to build a full-sized Van’s aircraft in the classroom. Our Media Arts and Fashion Design students work using industry-standard printers and presses, including direct-to-garment printers that allow us to print school t-shirts for all programs. Students enrolled in our Agriculture program have consistently brought home state championships. Our Agriculture program is rated in the top 5 of all programs in California. Additionally, is very possible for students to graduate from North with 30 or more college credits already completed. We have articulated many courses with Bakersfield College and CSUB, so that a wide variety of courses offer dual-enrollment credit. Students leave North well-prepared for future success. We welcome you to visit our beautiful and modernized campus to see personally the amazing programs, services and staff we have at North. We trust you will find it to be a special place where students succeed.

Russ Shuppert Dean of Students

historical accomplishments

2001

2001

2002

2017

CIF Central Section Division II Valley Champions in Football

CIF Central Section Division II Valley Champions in Volleyball

CIF Division II State Champions in Volleyball

North High opens its doors to new gym and Lloyd Williams Court

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of North High. 1. George Culver: A former professional baseball player who pitched for the MLB. 2. Kevin Harvick: A professional stock car racing driver. Harvick competes for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. 3. Colby Lewis: A former professional baseball player who pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, and Texas Rangers. 4. Randy Rich: Former football defensive back who played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Denver Brokers and Oakland Raiders 5. Linda Goen-Hatcher: A 15 time SYL champion and 12 time CIF Central Section Champion in Cross Country and track.

North High School MARK BALCH Principal

KENDRA WEISSER AP, Instruction KARI PALACIOS AP, Administration RUSS SHUPPERT Dean of Students ANDREW SHEARON Athletics Director ALISON TOY Activities Director

COUNSELORS GINA ALFARO Counselor WHITNEY PASCUAL Counselor DAWN GODBEHERE Counselor JOE TRIGGS Counselor ANA ROBLES Counselor CESILIE AKINS Counselor PAMELA GOMEZ Counselor GLORIA BOULET Counselor

300 Galaxy Ave Bakersfield, CA 93308 Phone: 661-399-3351 Fax: 661-393-5918 www.north.kernhigh.org

Sincerely,

S TA R S

Mark Balch North High Principal

Success Trust Ambition Respect Spirit

Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things North High School.

#STARSONPOINT www.kernhighnetwork.com

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RIDGEVIEW HIGH PRINCIPAL

STEVE HOLMES A few years ago the Wolf Pack student advisory council, Pack It Up, adopted the school motto “One PACK, One Howl.” The school motto represents our belief that all students are welcome and are important members of the school community. Students are encouraged to become engaged and actively participate in any one of the many athletic teams and/or clubs on campus. Ridgeview has also made a schoolwide commitment to promoting the PACK culture. The shared ideas, values, and behaviors of PACK culture are: Practice respect, Act responsibly, Consider others, and Keep our school safe. As a member of the PACK, all students are encouraged to become engaged and actively participate in one or more of the clubs and other athletic teams on campus.

#Pack

“The shared ideas, values, and behaviors of PACK culture are: Practice respect, Act responsibly, Consider others, and Keep our school safe. As a member of the PACK, all students are encouraged to become engaged and actively participate in one or more of the clubs and other athletic teams on campus.” 32 KHSD ACHIEVE MAGAZINE | SUMMER 2020

Parents are also important members of the PACK. Parents and guardians are invited to visit the Wolf Pack Parent Center located in the library/Learning Commons. The Parent Center is open to Ridgeview parents throughout the academic school day as well as many evenings. A full-time staff member works out of the Parent Center support both students and parents as they progress through school. In the evenings, the Parent Center hosts workshops on school topics that may be unfamiliar to parents. Workshops are held on topics that may include high school graduation requirements, college expectations and applications, and college financial aid. Parents will be notified of specific workshop topics and schedule dates through postcard and automated phone calls and messages.


RIDGEVIEW HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the Ridgeview High School website

Steve Holmes Principal

Drew Parker AP of Instruction

Jennifer Anderson AP of Administration

Shane Koerner Athletics Director

Jose Valadez Activities Director

historical accomplishments

Ridgeview High School uses a variety of communication methods between school and home. Blackboard is our school’s automated phone messaging system. Synergy - ParentVUE allows parents to view grades, attendance, and email teachers. Remind is a mobile text messaging application that allows teachers and schools to send text messages to students and parents. Join Ridgeview’s Parent Remind group by texting the message @6fe3a6 to the number 81010. Google Classroom is also used by the Ridgeview counseling team and many teachers. Twitter is used to acknowledge and promote student success in academics, athletics and activities. You may follow Ridgeview on Twitter @ RHS_PACK. You may also follow the RHS Associated Student Body (ASB) on Twitter @LetsGo_Wolfpack

2008

2010

2018

2020

CIF Central Section Girls Cross Country Champions

CIF Central Section Division Champions in Football

Boys Cross Country team wins State Championship

Recipients of the Kern High Network cup for highest average league placement

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Ridgeview High. 1. Erica McCall: Professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. Previously played for Indiana Fever and Stanford University. 2. Rodney Leslie: Former football defensive tackle that was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2004.

For assistance in learning how to use any of these communication methods, please contact Jan Jarrett in the RHS Parent Center at 398-3100 extension 64019. The Parent Center is located within the school library.

3. Zacari Pacaldo: Singer and songwriter who released his album Run Wild Run Free. Has

Ridgeview High School STEVE HOLMES Principal

DREW PARKER AP, Instruction JENNIFER ANDERSON AP, Administration TAIASHA ALVARADO Dean of Students CORRI RAUB Dean of Student Support SHANE KOERNER Athletics Director JOSE VALADEZ Activities Director

COUNSELORS HEATHER GRAHAM Counselor ELIA NEGRETE Counselor CARLA RIVAS Counselor ASHLEY GONZALES Counselor LAUREN FIGUEROA Counselor SALVADOR GARCIA Counselor REBEKAH AMES Counselor

been featured on the Black Panther album.

Go Wolf Pack!

8501 Stine Road Bakersfield, CA 93313 Phone: 661-398-3100 Fax: 661-398-9758 www.ridgeview.kernhigh.org

Sincerely,

PA C K

Steve Holmes Principal, Ridgeview High School

Practice respect Act responsibility Consider others Keep our school safe Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things Ridgeview High School.

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#PACK KERN HIGH NETWORK

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SHAFTER HIGH PRINCIPAL

RUSSELL SHIPLEY Welcome back Generals! Through these everchanging and challenging times, we hope all of our students, parents, community and Shafter family are doing well and in good health. We’ll get through this TOGETHER! Huge congratulations to the class of 2020. We were so excited to welcome back our graduates and guests to provide the class of 2020 with an in-person graduation. We are proud of their accomplishments, endurance, and patience as the 2019-20 school year concluded and our hearts go out to all of our graduates as they endured unforeseen challenges and missed many of the traditional activities and events during the school closure.

#Pride

“Together we will navigate through these times collectively and collaboratively as a Shafter family. We can do this, we will work together, and in time we will return to a sense of normalcy.”

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We continue to monitor information and receive updates from our Governor’s Office, Health Department, local Kern County offices as well as monitor trends happening in education throughout the County. The daunting challenge through these times is the balance and priority of the health and safety of all our students and providing the best educational experience and path to success as possible. Beginning the 2020-21 school year, we will be in a full “distance learning” model at this point until the end of 1st quarter. As things change, we will continue to examine if we are able to return to in-person and/or hybrid instructional model, or if we need to extend the distance learning further into the semester. Shafter High and all schools within the Kern High School District will be using the Canvas learning management platform. Several support documents, informational handouts, electronic and digital resources, all-calls, social media reminders and updates, and communication will be available and disseminated throughout the month of August. This information is also available via the Shafter


SHAFTER HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the Shafter High School website Russell Shipley Principal

Marybeth Beadling AP of Instruction

Dave Boyt AP of Administration

High website https://shafter.kernhigh.org/ under the tab of “Distance Learning Resources.” Our teachers and support staff have worked countless hours throughout the summer in preparation for the distance learning modules and creating supplemental intervention materials and support. In addition to the academic support and instructional resources available to our students, our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program, Shafter PRIDE, Interventionist, Social Worker, At Risk and Intervention Counselor, and several additional student support services are always available and poised to help all of our Generals navigate through a variety of personal, social and emotional challenges. I believe we all look forward to returning to our traditional model of curriculum, education, activities and athletics. Together we will navigate through these times collectively and collaboratively as a Shafter family. We can do this, we will work together, and in time we will return to a sense of normalcy. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help. We always want the very best for our Generals, and, as always, ONCE A GENERAL … ALWAYS A GENERAL.

Valerie Labrentz Dean of Students

Michelle Ragsdale Dean of Student Services

historical accomplishments

1933

1956

The first year of the Wasco/Shafter Rivalry

CIF Central Section CIF Central Champions in Football Champions in Boys Basketball

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Shafter High. 1. Jean Fuller: A U.S. politician who has served as the minority leader of the California State Senate. Fuller has also serves as a member of the California Assembly.

1994

2018 CIF Central Section Division II Semi Finalist in Girls Basketball

Shafter High School RUSSELL SHIPLEY Principal

MARYBETH BEADLING AP, Instruction DAVE BOYT AP, Administration VALERIE LABRENTZ Dean of Students MICHELLE RAGSDALE Dean of Stud. Services BRIAN FEASTER Athletics Director BRIAN FEASTER Activities Director

2. Dean Florez: A former California State Senator. Florez currently heads the Michelson 20 Million Minds foundation. 3. Anna Jelmini: A track and field athlete who set the high school record in discus throw with a 190 ft toss. Jelmini went on to win the

COUNSELORS ANA CATANO Counselor MICHELLE LIVINGSTON Counselor ANNE DEARMORE Counselor JUAN LEYVA Counselor THERESA PINA Counselor BEATRIZ RICKETTS Counselor

NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

Take care,

526 Mannel Ave. Shafter, CA 93263 Phone: 661-746-4961 Fax: 661-746-6723 www.shafter.kernhigh.org

PRIDE

Pride Respect Integrity Determination Enthusiasm

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SOUTH HIGH PRINCIPAL

CONNIE GRUMLING Dear Parents and Students, 2020 is not the year we expected, but the South High Staff is ready to instruct, inform, and inspire every student. We are here to help all our Rebels engage and learn during a difficult time. Distance Learning is not the best way for students to learn, but in order to keep all of us safe, it is the reality for now. Please know that we miss you! South High School is part of your community. We invite you to partner with us. Please call us with any questions or concerns. Students, please plan to get involved with activities and athletics as soon as possible! I encourage every student on this campus to do something extra-curricular. Whether on the play field, the stage, or in the classroom, research proves that students who feel connected to their school are more successful. We hope to see you and your students at all South High Events very soon! As we continue our focus on student learning, please know that we care about your students and their future successes. Remember…

#RebelsDoItRight “ 2020 is not the year we expected, but the South High Staff is ready to instruct, inform, and inspire every student. We are here to help all our Rebels engage and learn during a difficult time.”

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Rebels Do It Right! Respect-Integrity-Goals-Heart-Tradition Thank you, Connie Grumling South High Principal


SOUTH HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Connie Grumling Principal

John Goetjen AP of Instruction

Rebel Throwback Check out these throwback photos of some great South High moments

Brian Smith AP of Facilities

Michael Hord Dean of Students

Dante Borradori Athletics Director

Cecilia Pulido Activities Director

historical accomplishments

1968

1973

2016

CIF Central Section Champions in Football

Mike Bull of South High became the first CIF State wrestling champion from the CIF Central Section—

CIF Southern California Regional Boys Soccer Champions Division II

NOTABLE ALUMNI

South High School

A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of South High.

CONNIE GRUMLING

1. Brent McClanahan: The former football running back who played seven season with the Minnesota Vikings. 2. Natalie Dunn Fries: Arguably the

Principal

JOHN GOETJEN AP, Instruction BRIAN SMITH AP, Facilities MICHAEL HORD Dean of Students DANTE BORRADORI Athletics Director CECILIA PULIDO Activities Director

best known figure in the history of roller skating who went on to win 3 gold medals at the world championships. 3. Rick Mears: A former race car driver who went one to win the Indianapolis 500 four different times. 4. Mike Davis: Executive at Universal Studios and former Vice

COUNSELORS IRENE RAMEY Counselor THERESA RUBIO Counselor ELIZABETH ROCHA Counselor LISA SCHIMNOWSKI Counselor RUSS GEER Counselor ALFREDO CHAVEZ Counselor

President of Disneyland Resorts 5. Winston Crite: A former basketball player who played 2 seasons with the Phoenix Suns.

1101 Planz Road Bakersfield, CA 93304 Phone: 661-831-3680 Fax: 661-837-2756 www.south.kernhigh.org

RIGHT Respect Integrity Goals Heart Tradition

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STOCKDALE HIGH PRINCIPAL

SCOTT ODLIN Hello Mustangs, Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. It has been a very different 2020; and although we start this school year in distance learning, we hope to be able to see everyone on campus soon! Our staff has been preparing all summer to make this school year the best it can be under the circumstances. We appreciate your continued support and collaboration to ensure high levels of learning for all students no matter what the environment. It will be important to make sure you are checking in for updates on our website at https://stockdale.kernhigh.org/ as well as our Twitter @stockdalehigh for updated information on everything that is happening. We will also use all-call reminders and we encourage parents and students to regularly log in to Synergy, our student information system. Information will be coming for new students and parents who have not yet set up their StudentVUE or ParentVUE accounts.

#MustangPride

“Our staff has been preparing all summer to make this school year the best it can be under the circumstances. We appreciate your continued support and collaboration to ensure high levels of learning for all students no matter what the environment.�

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Our learning management system will be Canvas and teachers will utilize it to deliver curriculum for all courses. On the Kern High website you can access all resources, information and videos to help students and parents set up and access their accounts for Canvas, Office 365 and other digital platforms: https://sites.google.com/kernhigh.org/khsddigitalresources/home. Please contact us with any questions you may have and we will see everyone soon. Sincerely,

Scott Odlin Principal Stockdale High School


STOCKDALE HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Scan the QR code to visit the Stockdale High School website Scott Odlin Principal

Tashawn Winston AP of Instruction

Mustang Throwback Check out these throwback photos of some great Mustang moments

Teddy Armijo AP of Administration

Rebekah Fulce Dean of Students

historical accomplishments

1993

2014-2018

2017

CIF Central Section Division II Volleyball Champions

5 consecutive Valley Champions in debate

World Champions in Color Guard

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of Stockdale High. 1. David Carr: Former NFL football quarterback that played for the Houston Texans, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers. 2. Casey Mears: profession-

Stockdale High School SCOTT ODLIN Principal

TASHAWN WINSTON AP, Instruction TEDDY ARMIJO AP, Administration REBEKAH FULCE Dean of Students JUSTIN ROBERTS Director of Athletics LEA MACLEAN Activities Director

al stock car racing driver that currently competes for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

COUNSELORS

3. Gabe Woodward: Former

KRISTIN LACKEY Counselor

competition swimmer and Olympic

TROY MEHLHAFF Counselor

medalist. 4. Blake Haney: 5 time NCAA Division I Track and Field All

ANGELA SELF Counselor WHITNEY PEARSEY Counselor JESSICA CHESTER Counselor

American. 5. Alex Collatz: 3 time NCAA Division I Track and Field Acamedic in Discus

2800 Buena Vista Road Bakersfield, CA 93311 Phone: 661-665-2800 Fax: 661-665-0914 www.stockdale.kernhigh.org

PRIDE

Perserverance Responsibility Integrity Determination Excellence Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things Stockdale High.

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WEST HIGH PRINCIPAL

MEGAN GREGOR Welcome to West High School (WHS)! Our staff is excited to welcome you back virtually on Monday, August 24, 2020, to our Viking family! West High has a 55-year tradition of excellence, and we will continue the legacy of high expectations where all students are given the opportunity to participate and succeed. Our mission is “Believe, Achieve, Succeed,” and we are excited to support your child towards a path of success! During this year, we will continue to concentrate our efforts on helping our students think critically, problem-solve, and engage in college and career readiness skills. Viking PRIDE is the heart of our school culture, and I encourage you to discuss these important values with your child. Our Viking PRIDE tenets are designed to help your child understand the value of Participating in school, being Responsible, understanding and modeling Integrity, developing the Determination to succeed, and having Empathy for each other.

#WestisBest “West High is a school filled with dedicated teachers, counselors, support staff, and administrators, all with a common goal to ensure every student has the opportunity and support to learn and succeed at high levels.”

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The COVID-19 situation has been unprecedented in its impact on our society and our school system. Due to the COVID-19 situation, all KHSD schools and WHS will remain in a distance learning model for the first quarter. Teachers and staff have continued to work over the summer to prepare online delivery of instruction as well as other services to students and their families. Students and parents may visit the “Distance Learning Resource” website here for directions regarding the single signon and how students log into Canvas, the new learning management system. Students will use the internet to connect to the CANVAS learning system where students can access


WEST HIGH ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Megan Gregor Principal

Ryan Coleman AP of Instruction

Fabian Buckner AP of Administration

each course. We trust that you will support our efforts in trying to provide a safe, academic, and supportive campus that will contribute to the best education your student can receive. We hope that you will be actively involved in your child’s education at West High School this year. In our efforts to help you stay involved in your student’s education, we will continue to have our Parent and Family Center staff available via phone each day. The center is dedicated to offering parents beneficial resources to help with your child’s education. I invite each of you to become active members of our athletic booster club or band boosters, join our school site council, ELAC, or other parent advisory teams. Please, remember that West High is a school filled with dedicated teachers, counselors, support staff, and administrators, all with a common goal to ensure every student has the opportunity and support to learn and succeed at high levels. Our mission is “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” and we are excited to support your child towards a path of success! We appreciate your patience and support during this historic time. Have a great Viking Day and remember that West is Best!

Zaena Araneta Dean of Students

Shannon Barnes Dean of Student Services

Scott Davisson Athletics Director

Genia Owens Activities Director

historical accomplishments

1967

1978

CIF Central Section CIF Central Section Champions in Boys Champions in Cross Country Baseball

NOTABLE ALUMNI A throwback to some of the most notable talents that have roamed the halls of West High. 1. Brock Marion: The former Football free safety played for the NFL for twelve seasons. 2. Nikki Blue: A former professional basketball player in the WNBA, current Assistant Coach for Arizona State University’s

2005

2018

CIF Central Section Division Champions in Football

State History Day Runner-Up Group Documentary

West High School MEGAN GREGOR Principal

RYAN COLEMAN AP, Instruction FABIAN BUCKNER AP, Administration ZAENA ARANETA Dean of Students SHANNON BARNES Dean of Stud. Services SCOTT DAVISSON Athletics Director GENIA OWENS Activities Director

Women’s Basketball. 3. Ryan Mathews: A former football running back that played for the San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles. 4. Lisa Kiggens D’Amore: Former Viking Golf legend went on to play at UCLA before joining the LPGA

COUNSELORS MEAGAN HOLMES Counselor PATTI COUGHLIN Counselor MAYRA RIVERA Counselor KELLY OAKES Counselor KELLEY BEAUCHAMP Counselor

circuit. 5. AJ Jefferson: The former Football cornerback played in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings.

Sincerely,

1200 New Stine Road Bakersfield, CA 93309 Phone: 661-832-2822 Fax: 661-831-5606 www.west.kernhigh.org

PRIDE

Participation Responsibility Integrity Determination Empathy

Megan M. Gregor Proud West High Principal Scan the QR code to watch KHN coverage of all things West High School.

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ROC & CTEC PRINCIPAL

BRIAN MILLER Students and Guardians, The Kern High School District’s Regional Occupational Center (ROC) and Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) offer a wide variety of career education programs for students throughout the community. With well over 30 different programs being offered between the two sites during the regular school day and evening hours, there is something for everyone. All programs are aligned to postsecondary education and industry standards, which provides students with an excellent opportunity to get started on their career path.

“Every year we see hundreds of students complete their program and take advantage of the opportunities that are provided to them at the centers. These students go on to do amazing things and are some of the leaders in our community. ”

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Programs at the ROC and CTEC are deemed high quality by the California Department of Education. Students get advanced training on both the career readiness and technical skills that will prepare them for postsecondary education and employment. Programs offer industry recognized certification opportunities and work based learning through partnerships with local employers. Programs are a-g approved to meet the expectations of the California State University and University of California systems. Students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits in the majority of the programs, which will help prepare them for the rigors of postsecondary education. I strongly encourage all high school students to consider attending a program at


ROC & CTEC ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Brian Miller Principal

Stephen Mettler Assistant Principal, ROC

Tina Cox Assistant Principal, CTEC

the ROC or CTEC during their junior and/ or senior year , as it is a great way for everyone to get a head start on a career path. Interested students should start talking to their counselor as early as their freshman year. Students are also encouraged to talk to one of our Career Technicians who visit their school site every few weeks throughout the school year. Students apply to attend a program through an online application found on the webpage at roc.kernhigh.org. The application period lasts from the beginning of November through the beginning of March each year. There are also opportunities for adult and younger students offered through ROC and CTEC. The school website is a great source of information for everything that we have to offer to the community. Every year we see hundreds of students complete their program and take advantage of the opportunities that are provided to them at the centers. These students go on to do amazing things and are some of the leaders in our community. Consider enrolling in a program at ROC or CTEC so you can be the next student success story.

David Carter Evening Program Administrator

PROGRAMS 3D Animation Administrative Office Assistant Aerospace (evenings only at NHS) Ag/Diesel Mechanics

Scan the QR code to visit the ROC & CTEC School website

Auto Body/Fender Auto Technology Bookkeeping and Accounting Business, Banking, and Finance Careers in Education Computer Networking Computer Repair Construction Cosmetology Culinary Arts Dental Assistant Digital Marketing Early Childhood Education Fashion Merchandising Fire Technology Introduction to Health Careers Law Enforcement Livestock Management

ROC & CTEC BRIAN MILLER Principal

STEPHEN METTLER Assistant Principal TINA COX Assistant Principal DAVID CARTER Evening Program Admin. ADAM SETSER Dean of Students

Logistics and Distribution Medical Assistant Mobile App Development Nursing Assistant Pharmacy Technician Precision Ag Mechanics Retail Sales Robotics Engineering

Sincerely, Brian Miller Principal

Adam Setser Dean of Students

Small Business Entrepreneurship & Economics Sports Medicine: Injury Care & Management Sports Medicine: Personal Training Veterinary Technology Video Game Design

EVENING PROGRAM SUPERVISORS NATHAN URMSTON JOE TURNER ERIN HODSON ROC

501 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93307 Phone: 661-831-3327 Fax: 661-398-8239 www.roc.kernhigh.org CTEC

7301 Old River Road Bakersfield, CA 93311 Phone: 661-397-7301

Video Production Welding and Metal Fabrication

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ASB PRESIDENT Arvin High School

Bakersfield High School

Meet the presidents leading their student body through an unprecedented virtual experience The fall 2020 semester has become one of the most challenging academic years in history. Despite the hardships and challenges, schools across the country are stepping up to continue providing a quality education , while promoting a healthy and safe experience. Here are some of the students that are currently leading over 42,000 students from 18 KHSD schools. Check out their interviews as they talk about their goals, leadership teams, and inspirations during this virtual experience.

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cynthia andalon

What are your goals for your presidency this year? As Executive President, I must fulfill my role as a leader and a creative thinker. One of my main goals is to make this year as fun as it can be. As a senior, I’m able to understand what my class is going through, since our senior year is not a traditional one. I hope to pass on my optimism to our class and create the best virtual experience that we can have as seniors. How do you feel about your leadership team? I cannot put into words how amazing my leadership team is; they're all extremely creative and helpful. Although we are not able to see each other in person, we meet every morning via Zoom and have successful meetings where ideas, collaboration and creativity happens. Everyone is respectful and down to earth. We constantly are reaching out to our campus students to find out what they'd like to see more of, since at the end, we are representing them in ASB. What kind of music do you like listening to? I enjoy listening to R&B, Rap, and Corridos.

monika mckenna

What are you goals for your presidency this year? I would like to keep students engaged with fun activities to make this year as smooth as possible. Distance learning is difficult and there is so much up in the air with school this year. I want to try my best to keep my classmates connected to their Driller roots being away from campus. How do you feel about your leadership team? I am so excited to work with my team this year. Everyone has brought such creative ideas to the table already and I can only imagine what else they will come up with. They are all hard workers and have the same vision as I do for this year. What kind of music do you like listening too? I enjoy listening to country and pop music. Who are your inspirations? My inspirations are parents. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is failure. What motivates you to work hard? The goals I set for myself and the people I surround myself with push me to work hard.


Centennial High School

East Bakersfield High School

Foothill High School

hallee chapman

nathaniel nunez

edna aguilar

What are your goals for your presidency this year? My goals for this year as president is to make the most of what we have.. and try to make it as normal as possible. How do you feel about your leadership team? I love our ASB at Centennial! We all work so well together and always feed off of each other's ideas to make all activities amazing and successful! What kind of music do you like listening to? I’ve recently been obsessed with Lewis Capaldi who mostly sings slow, catchy music. A couple of more artists/ bands that I enjoy include Conan Gray, James Arthur, Calum Scott and LANY. Who are your inspirations? My mom inspires me because she is the most hardworking and dedicated person I have ever met. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fears are sharks, snakes, spiders and losing the ones I love the most. How would your friends describe you? My friends would describe me as outgoing, hardworking and adventurous. What makes you laugh the most? My friends, family and dogs make me laugh the most.

What are you goals for your presidency this year? My goals for presidency are to make the most out of the situation at hand and have a great school year, not only for the seniors but for each and every student.

What are you goals for your presidency this year? My goals for my presidency this year are to make the school year run as smoothly as possible and make the most out of our experience with online learning.

How do you feel about your leadership team? I’m excited to work with my leadership team because I know all of them and what they are capable of bringing to the table. I can’t wait to get started and have a great school year.

How do you feel about your leadership team? I feel confident with my leadership team. They are trustworthy and diligent.

What kind of music do you like listening too? I’m open to listening to all type of music, but my favorite genres are definitely hip hop and r&b. My favorite artist right now is Brent Faiyaz. Who are your inspirations? My brother is definitely an inspiration to me. He was the first male in my family to graduate high school and attend college. He has paved the way for me and I hope to be the first male in my family to attend a four-year university. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is failure. That is why it is important to me to do everything to the best of my ability.

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What kind of music do you like listening too? I like to listen to alternative and lo-fi music Who are your inspirations? I’m inspired by by people that have followed through with their businesses and made a name for themselves. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is being held in one spot my whole life and not being able to move forward. What motivates you to work hard? My mom motivates me. She has done so much for me and I want to show her how much I appreciate her. How would your friends describe you? They would describe me as supportive, unpredictable, and honest.

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ASB PRESIDENT Frontier High School

phoebe nguyen

Golden Valley High School

hagetae garcia

What are your goals for your presidency this year? Even though this year is not what we all thought it would be, it is so important to make the most of the situation. It is one of my goals to implement fun and interactive activities for our students and faculty during this time to bring some light to the situation!

What are your goals for your presidency this year? My goals for this year are to find better ways to connect students through technology and to make the most of our current situation due to the pandemic. I really want students to feel just as involved right now as they would be any other year.

How do you feel about your leadership team? Everyone is very collaborative and it is never a dull moment with them! We’ve got such a bright, dedicated, and enthusiastic team that truly is a family.

How do you feel about your leadership team? There’s a lot of new members, but they’ve already shown their commitment just by showing up to meetings. So, I know that together we’re going to get a lot of things done and be a good team in general.

What kind of music do you like listening to? I love listening to R&B music and of course the 80’s hits! I just love the fun and energetic vibes! Who are your inspirations? My inspirations are definitely my mom and brother! They’re both incredibly hardworking individuals who have such big hearts. They support me endlessly and never fail to make me smile. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is artificial intelligence taking over rather than just assisting!

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What kind of music do you like listening too? I love listening to different kinds of music, but my favorite is really anything that has a good bass or background music. Who are your inspirations? My grandma and my girlfriend are my inspirations. My grandma is a very hard worker and cares so much about others, and my girlfriend loves trying new things and doesn’t really like to give up on them.

Highland High School

mattalin whiteman

What are your goals for your presidency this year? My goals for my presidency for this school year is to keep everyone in the student involved even through the distance learning. How do you feel about your leadership team? I feel my leadership team is very strong this year and all not only have great ideas but have the determination to see them through. What kind of music do you like listening too? My favorite music to listen to varies from Jhené Aiko to Trippie Redd. Who are your inspirations? My inspirations are Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Dr. Jennifer Muir. They both play significant roles in upholding women’s rights and leading the way with new movements in today’s time. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is not living up to the expectations I’ve always had for myself. I am never scared to fail but I’m always scared of not knowing what do after each failure.


Independence High School

Kern Valley High School

Liberty High School

dominique ramirez

adeline goulding

lexington russell

What are your goals for your presidency this year? I want to spread positivity and excitement and would also like to remind the student body why it is so great to be a Falcon. That even though we are in these are hard times right now, we all have each other’s backs and will get through this together. How do you feel about your leadership team? I am so confident in my team. Each person brings something different to the table. My team is made up of hard workers and are always looking for ways to do more not just for the school but for the community. What kind of music do you like listening to? I enjoy listening to hip hop, reggae, R&B and to artists like Cardi B, Khalid, and Chris Brown. Who are your inspirations? My mom, siblings, grandpa, and anybody else who is cheering me on everyday to succeed are my biggest inspirations. I wouldn’t be here today without any of them. They push me to be the greatest version of myself.

What are your goals for your presidency this year? My main goal for this year is to find a way to support and help the students at KVHS from a distance. How do you feel about your leadership team? I’m feeling good about our ASB group this year. I know a lot of the officers really well and there are a few I look forward to getting to know better. So far, a lot of them have already been super helpful. What kind of music do you like listening to? I’ll listen to just about any kind of music, but mainly pop. Who are your inspirations? My inspirations are Ryan Tedder, the lead singer of One Republic, and Shawn Mendes because they’ve both excelled in the music industry. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is the ocean/sea creatures. by my side through it all. What is something that you’re good at? Something that I’m really good at is writing.

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What are you goals for your presidency this year? My main goals for this year is to help lead in the gradual development of a unified student body, that prizes itself on loving others well and valuing human relationships. With my position, I want to to glorify God and not myself, allowing people to feel the love and value that comes from the Lord. As a society, we are always in need of better understanding, specifically with valuing and respecting other cultures within our world! How do you feel about your leadership team? I feel very confident with the amazing, diverse array of student leaders that all bring something different to the table when it comes to positively contributing to our team and what we bring forth to the student body. Our team really values one another and I believe that manifests into our quality of work! What kind of music do you like listening too? I am an odd ball, with great admiration for almost EVERY genre of music!! I have a wide range, all the way from old country hits to modern day folk music!

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ASB PRESIDENT Mira Monte High School

stardajah davis

What are your goals for your presidency this year? My goals for asb president this year is to give my peers a school year they will forever remember and cherish. I would like to make it one of a kind. How do you feel about your leadership team? I feel really confident in my team, I believe we have the ability and spirit to give our peers a school year to remember What kind of music do you like listening to? The type of music I enjoy listening to has to be old school R&B although I do enjoy listening to others’ type of music. Who are your inspirations? My main inspiration is my grandma, she has always inspired me to try new things and do what I love. My family is also my inspiration because they teach me to never settle for less and strive for greatness. What motivates you to work hard? What motivates me is my future. I have a big journey ahead of me and just imaging all that I will accomplish makes me want to push harder and follow through with my plans and everyday choices.

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North High School

michael moreno

Ridgeview High School

theodore walker

What are your goals for your presidency this year? My goal for this year is to make this year the most fun that it can be (given our circumstances) for my peers; especially for the freshmen and seniors whose first and last year of high school are starting out a little bit rocky.

What are your goals for your presidency this year? My goals for this for this year is to make sure the students on campus are able to have a fun year, even with the situation we are in right now, because I feel like now more than ever, we need to give students the motivation they need.

How do you feel about your leadership team? I love my team. We’re a mix of students from athletes to band kids to AP students who work together to put on all of North High’s events. Each member has different talents, skills and experiences that are helpful and crucial for what we do.

How do you feel about your leadership team? Last year I was worried a bit that my future leadership team wouldn’t take charge, but I never should have doubted them because they are the best team I could ask for, and I know I can always depend on them to get the job done.

What kind of music do you like listening to? I listen to all sorts of music. Most common artists I listen to are Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles and Shakira. Who are your inspirations? My inspirations are my mum, uncle and grandpa. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is suffocation. What motivates you to work hard? The rewarding feeling after completing a hard task motivates me to work hard.

What kind of music do you like listening to? I’m open to any kind of music really, but what I mainly listen to is Japanese Indie Rock, Jpop, and Kpop. Who are your inspirations? My inspiration would have to be my grandfather, and the reason for that is because he would always be something in life which motivated me to work hard. Every time when I would be confused he would give me advice on what I should do, and how to confront the situation at hand. There are teachers, and even some students that came before me who I look up to, however my grandfather is the main person I look up to.


Shafter High School

nick aguirre

What are your goals for your presidency this year? My goal this year is to make the 2020-21 school year as fun and enjoyable as possible for Shafter high students. How do you feel about your leadership team? My leadership team is definitely one of the best in the county. We are a tight knit family with a lot of energy and ideas. It’s a pleasure to have them alongside me. What kind of music do you like listening too? I love all types of music, but my favorite is rap and old Hip-Hop. Who are your inspirations? My biggest inspirations are my parents. Both of my parents grew up poor and through hard work they were both able to pay for their college tuition, graduate, and become successful people. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is failure. I’m super competitive and very hard on myself. I hate to let myself and other people down. What motivates you to work hard? My parents motivate me to work hard. I want to always do better and succeed so that one day I can pay them back for all they've done for me. I definitely get my work ethic from them.

South High School

anastacia briviesca

What are you goals for your presidency this year? With COVID and the majority of the school year being online, I’m hoping to help spread positivity and school spirit even while away from school. Now more then ever it’s important that everyone knows they’re not alone. Virtual schooling might not be the ideal school year for any of us, but I want to help show that it doesn’t have to be terrible. How do you feel about your leadership team? I love my leadership team. They’re all very hard working people, not just getting done what needs to get done, but doing it to their best ability. And they’re all very creative, always finding new ways to do something and creating something special that everyone can enjoy. What kind of music do you like listening too? I love listening to all types of music in any language, I don’t really have a specific genre I like. But I do love artists like Lorde and Lana Del Rey, The Neighbourhood and Sufjan Stevens.

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Stockdale High School

shanon lee

What are your goals for your presidency this year? As president, I hope to make the best out of this situation we are all currently in and create a comfortable and fun atmosphere for our students. With the loss of so many activities, one of my goals is to take advantage of going online and finding creative ways to continue encouraging the student body. Another goal of mine is to heighten the support for students struggling in the middle of this pandemic, ensuring that they know to rely on their ASB whenever they are faced with difficulties and/or questions. Lastly, I hope to help my school create positive, long-lasting memories that they can take with them as they move forward. How do you feel about your leadership team? I feel very confident in the current ASB as they are all talented and bright individuals with their own set of strengths and skills. They are all very hard working and I feel very assured knowing that I can rely on them. I am very excited to work with all of them and cannot wait to see what we can accomplish together! What kind of music do you like listening to? I enjoy listening to Japanese pop, 70s/80s rock, and classical music!

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Check out the 2020 PEAAK Award winners in the next page


2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

BEST IN ART

Recognizes an individual or group for their outstanding individual artistic achievements.

HIGHLAND HIGH ART CLUB HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL •

The Highland Club participates in the Via Arte festival every year and were awarded the 2019 Honorable Mention.

GREATEST COMEBACK

Presented to an individual or team, who came from behind to win a contest, season, or event.

FOOTHILL TROJAN MARCHING BAND FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL •

For the first time in many years the band placed at every competition they went to, including a 3rd place finish at the very competitive Stockdale Band Spectacular. The director even entered the band in two local parades in Bakersfield to show the community that the Trojan Band is back and ready to represent the community; the band had not participated in any local parades in over a decade.

BEST EXAMPLE OF SPORTSMANSHIP

This award shall be given to a student/team who has exhibited sportsmanship in its finest degree.

DOMINICK LEON

GOLDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL •

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Dominick Leon was the 1st ever Valley Champion at Golden Valley High School and qualified for the CIF State Championship. However, this year Dominick demonstrated much more than success on the mat. At the SYL championship, Dominick was crowned the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Upper Weights and gave his award away to a student from Independence High School, demonstrating a great example of sportmanship.


2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

SCHOLAR VOCALIST

The Scholar Vocalist award goes to an individual who exemplefies scholarly excellence and participation in a school choral program. The following is considered: GPA, Advanced Placement and Honors Prep course history, club and organization involvement, leadership positions, school choral activities, and extracurricular choral activities.

BAILEY CABRERA

RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL • •

She has maintained a grade point average of 4.459 She is a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Music Society, Sikh Honor Society, and several other prestigious, academic societies.

ATHLETIC PLAY OF THE YEAR

Given to the student or team, who had the greatest play of the year in an athletic contest or competition.

JUDY PULIDO

ARVIN HIGH SCHOOL •

With 10 seconds left to go in the semi finals of the CIF Basketball playoffs, Judy Pulido hit a 3 to tie the score, and then a buzzer beater lay-up to win the game against the Frontier Lady Titans basketball team to help her team move on to Valley.

BEST MALE STUDENT ATHLETE

Given to the top senior male athlete based on GPA, leadership, sports participated in, overall performance of team and teammates.

ASED ASUS

RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL • •

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Throughout high school, Ased participated in Varsity Cross Country, Soccer, and Track while maintaining a 4.47 GPA in CP, Honors, and AP classes. He was also a standout leader as one of our top runners for our Championship Cross Country team that won the first ever state title in Cross Country for Bakersfield and first state title in any sport for Ridgeview High School.

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2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

BEST FEMALE STUDENT ATHLETE

Given to the top senior female athlete based on GPA, leadership, sports participated in, overall performance of team and teammates.

HAILEE JULIUS

INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL • • • •

Hailee Julius is the only student-athlete in school history to earn 12 varsity letters. She was a 3 sport athlete and played at the varsity level in each sport her Freshman through Senior years. Hailee was selected as an female CIF Central Section female scholar-athlete award winner. Hailee has a GPA of 4.469 and has never earned any grade other than an A

BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

Given to the student, or group, whose efforts have resulted in a greater benefit to the community of Kern High.

RHS ASB

RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL •

Homecoming for a Cause was the theme for RHS Homecoming this year. Each grade selected a non-profit organization and raised funds and awareness for the groups. CASA, Boys and Girls Club, Make a Wish Foundation, Oceana, and Bakersfield Animal Shelter all benefited from the students becoming active in their causes. The students plan on keeping the organizations for the following years.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Selected from the most noteworthy events in the KHSD.

NORTH STAR CHAMBER SINGERS NORTH HIGH SCHOOL •

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In August 2019, the North Star Chamber Singers received an invitation that every performer in the world wishes for: to sing in the illustrious Carnegie Hall in New York City. But what started out as a pie in the sky idea may have become the most memorable moment in the North High School choir program’s history.


2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

GREATEST COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

This award shall be given to the community group/ person who has contributed to the success of the mission of the KHSD.

K&S FOOD STORE- KULJIT S. GHUMAN GOLDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL •

Over the past year, Mr. Ghuman has donated $4,000 of his own money for scholarships to the students at Golden Valley High School. Additionally, one of our homeless students was in need of assistance for some basic necessities, Mr. Ghuman stepped in and donated $250 for new clothes.

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE

This award shall be given to the best junior or senior female athlete as measured by performance.

ALYSSA VALDIVIA FRONTIER HIGH SCHOOL • • • • • • •

35-1 Area Champ Masters Champ Napa Champ Queen of the Hill Champ 2nd place at State B Varsity Girls Wrestler of the Year

BEST MALE ATHLETE

This award shall be given to the best junior or senior make athlete as measured by performance, GPA, sports played, impact on team and school community.

JOSIAH HILL

BAKERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL • •

2020 California High School State Heavyweight Champion Josiah has accepted a scholarship and will continue wrestling at the University of Arkansa.

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2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

BEST PUBLIC EVENT OR COMPETITION

GROUP: Presented to the school which conducted the best public event or competition of the year.

ROC SKILLSUSA CHAPTER REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CENTER • •

This incredible event brought more than 1600 students from Central California out to our facility, as well as hundreds of community judges and volunteers. Not only was this a chance for the SkillsUSA Chapter to shine by promoting it’s campus and state of the art programs, it was an incredible opportunity for our local ROC students to take a leadership role in organizing, volunteering, and competing in this day-long competition.

MOST INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Given to the student or group, who have persevered to inspire a group, school, or individual.

JOSIAH HILL BAKERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL •

Hill has suffered more loss in his young life than most. However, through it all Josiah has taken his loses and turned them into wins. Whether on the mat or in the classroom, Josiah Hill’s dedication and perseverance continues to inspire all of those around him.

KHSD SUPERINTENDENT’S AMBASSADOR AWARD This award shall be given to a student/group of students who have represented the KHSD in a notable manner.

YES! (YOUTH EMPOWERING SUCCESS!) BAKERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL •

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YES! is an organization for any foster youth who wishes to take part. Students meet on a regular basis, elect officers, plan activities, take part in college tours, team-building events and leadership conferences. the BC YES! Leadership Conference started five years ago with a panel of ten BHS students speaking to social workers, foster parents, CASA volunteers, probation officers and school counselors about the challenges they face and changes that they would like to see take place in the foster system.


2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

OUTSTANDING BEGINNING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE The Outstanding Beginning Ensemble Performance award goes to an ensemble of primarily beginning level students who exemplify superior performance at a specific performance event.

NHS BASS CHOIR NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

BEST IN FILM/VIDEO

This award spotlights an individual or group who have reached a high level of skill in a film or video and singles out the student(s) who has received that level of skill which inspired the distict’s motto “ A Tradition of Excellence

ERUBIEL MONTERROSA ROMERO ROC • • •

Not only is his videography and editing of the highest caliber, but he does an exceptional job of storytelling His attention to detail and his drive to succeed is unparalleled Work exhibits professional quality

SCHOLASTIC TEAM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the team who has excelled and off the competition field.

RHS GIRLS TENNIS RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL • •

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Our girls varsity tennis team had a GPA of over a 4.0 during their season, they also are many of our leaders on campus and community. Many of the girls on this team are involved in AP classes, leadership positions on campus and in clubs and also maintain high ethics during the year.

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2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

The Tradition of Excellence Award, also the KHSD Motto, is given to the group, team or individual who has exhibited excellence over time.

BHS GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM BAKERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL • • • •

Won the CIF Valley Championship three years in a row The head coach recived D2 coach of the year recognition award Went undefeated in league and in area Have a 97-17 overall record over the past four years

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP

Recognizes the student or group who has exhibited leadership, which inspired students in the classroom, on the field, and in the community to achieve excellence during year.

LYDON OLIVARES

KERN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL • • • • • • •

Current FCCLA State President Has compete at the region, state, and national level ASB Vice President FFA Chapter Vice President 20 Champion Showmanship Plaques Earned varsity sport letters for tennis and wrestling CSF Senior representative and CSF Lifetime member

BEST STUDENT-PRODUCED NEWS BROADCAST Recognizes a group of students who create and produce a regularly scheduled school-wide news program which informs and educates students about current events on campus, throughout the district and around the surrounding communities.

93 REBEL NEWS SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL • •

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Hosted two film camps for BCSD students with on location shoots at the Kern County Fair and at The Grove in Los Angeles Provide encouraging and empathetic relay of information in an entertaining way on a weekly basis


2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

SCHOLAR FEMALE ARTIST

Recognizes an outstanding senior based on GPA, leadership, involvement in and out of the classroom.

ANASTASIA RIMER

BAKERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL • • • •

Motivating and hardworking Creative beyond most students her age Put forth her intellect, and creative ideas into all of her projects Amazing talent and focus

SCHOLAR MALE ARTIST

Recognizes an outstanding senior based on GPA, leadership, involvement in and out of the classroom.

JOSHAUA JIMENEZ

BAKERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL • • • •

Has excelled in ceramics this year Has demonstrated high skill on the pottery wheel Has shown great creativity with all of his projects Eager to help others learn

BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY

This award spotlights an individual or group who has demonstrated mastery of the craft and the instrinsic motivation to consistently exceed expectations artistically, academically, and/ or to benefit our community.

ERUBIEL MONTERROSA ROMERO ROC • • •

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He has mastered lighting, exposure, and creativity in his vision as a photographer Has taken his love of videography, photography, and editing, and expanded his own small business Well rounded professional capturing the beauty of what he see in the world

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2020 PEAAK AWARD WINNERS

BEST EDITING IN VIDEO/ FILM

Recognizes an individual or group for their outstanding achievement in video/film editing.

AJ RIZER

REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CENTER •

THE film titled: “Can You Tell Me” and was produced, written, directed, shot, and edited by ROC Video Production student AJ Rizer. Ms. Rizer put so much time, effort, and talent into the editing process, by utilizing several layers in her editing software, going above and beyond the assignment expectations, challenging her skills, and elevating her own knowledge of film making.

OUTSTANDING LARGE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE The Outstanding Large Ensemble Performance award goes to an ensemble of 25 or more students who exemplify superior performance at a specific performance event.

FHS CHAMBER SINGERS FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

OUTSTANDING SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE The Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance award goes to an ensemble if 24 or less students who exemplify superior performance at a specific performance event.

CHAMBER SINGERS CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

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Award Winners Kern High School District Class of 2020 graduates with the highest cumulative grade point average in their graduating class


Ruben Acosta

Roberto Ramirez

Arvin High School

Arvin High School

To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: UCLA

Juliette Blalock

Samantha Estrada

Bakersfield High School

Bakersfield High School

To Attend: UCLA

To Attend: Cal Poly SLO

Estelle Anquilero

Hung Bui

Centennial High School

Centennial High School

To Attend: UC Irvine

To Attend: UC Irvine

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Alondra Moreno Arvin High School To Attend: CSUB

Callie McCaffery

Steven Abrego Bakersfield High School To Attend: Stanford University

Tanner Anderson

Bakersfield High School

Centennial High School

To Attend: Colorado School of Mines

To Attend: Boise State

Angelina Cho

Jill Dailey

Centennial High School

Centennial High School

To Attend: Brown University

To Attend: University of Arizona


Rushil Desai

Earl Clarence Garrovillo

Benjamin Hamilton

Christopher Hashim

Centennial High School

Centennial High School

Centennial High School

Centennial High School

To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: UCLA

Josh Laurente

Audra McLeod

Centennial High School

Centennial High School

To Attend: San Diego State University

To Attend: UCLA

Joshua Brooks

Yulisa Cervantes

East Bakersfield High School

East Bakersfield High School To Attend: UCLA

To Attend: UC Irvine

Christian Munoz

To Attend: UC San Diego

Peter Villalon

Centennial High School

Centennial High School

To Attend: University of Alabama, Huntsville

To Attend: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

Manuel Garcia Herrera East Bakersfield High School To Attend: Stanford University

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Michelle Lara East Bakersfield High School To Attend: Cal Poly, SLO

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Allison Nelson

Sugeys Reyes

East Bakersfield High School

East Bakersfield High School

To Attend: BYU

To Attend: Cal Poly, SLO

Diana Vela Escalera East Bakersfield High School To Attend: UCLA

Charisma Arreola Foothill High School To Attend: UCLA

Ian LeRoy

Zachary McNaughton

Su Hyun Park

Hailey Plugge

Frontier High School

Frontier High School

Frontier High School

Frontier High School

To Attend: UC Santa Barbara

To Attend: UC Davis

To Attend: Colby College

To Attend: Wichita State University

Karissa Terry

Prabhdeep Kaur

Karen Loeza Lopez

Esmeralda Lopez

Frontier High School

Golden Valley High School

Golden Valley High School

Golden Valley High School

To Attend: CSUB

To Attend: UCLA

To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: Bakersfield College

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Amy Mayorga

Sofia Bernal Ramirez

Adeshsurjit Boparai

Tiffany Brownfield

Golden Valley High School

Golden Valley High School

Highland High School

Highland High School

To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: UCLA

Conner Estes

Monica Hernandez

Alexander Lopez

Highland High School

Highland High School

Highland High School

To Attend: Undecided

To Attend: UC Davis

Vaishnavi Samudrala

Isabell Estrada

Highland High School

Independence High School

To Attend: UCLA

To Attend: Washington State University

To Attend: Undecided

Alejandro Gaytan Independence High School To Attend: Harvard University

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To Attend: Undecided

Keshav Patel Highland High School To Attend: UCLA

Hailee Julius Independence High School To Attend: UCLA

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Anmol Randhawa

George San Miguel

Independence High School

Independence High School

To Attend: UCLA

Mariah Maxwell Kern Valley High School

Michael Blaine Liberty High School To Attend: UCLA

To Attend: Stanford University

Charlie Clayton

Austin Lohrli

Melia Marquez

Samantha Noe

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

To Attend: Montana State University, Bozemen

To Attend: UCLA

To Attend: George Institute of Technology

Jacob O’Connell

Ellen Palmgren

Emma Pinal

Elias Sandoval Jr.

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

To Attend: Master’s University

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To Attend: Carroll College

To Attend: Cal Poly SLO


Lauren Sandoval

Kismet Sidhu

Joselle Sortijas

Jared White

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

George Boston Jr.

Sandra Foxx

To Attend: Cal Poly SLO

To Attend: UCLA

Sydney Yasukochi

Alejandra Menchaca

Liberty High School

Mira Monte High School

To Attend: CSUB

To Attend: UC Berkeley

Ased Adus

Emily Cervantes

Ridgeview High School

Ridgeview High School

To Attend: CSU San Marcos

North High School

To Attend: UC Davis

Eduardo Huezo Lopez Ridgeview High School To Attend: Cal Poly SLO

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North High School To Attend: UCLA

Harmeet Kaur Ridgeview High School To Attend: BC

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Harvir Kaur

Jessica Machuca

Avneet Sandhu

Ridgeview High School

Ridgeview High School

Ridgeview High School

To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: CSUB

To Attend: UC Berkeley

Harman Sandhu Ridgeview High School To Attend: CSUB

Manreet Sodhi

Omar Vences Vergara

Madison Wilson

Clarissa Vander Poel

Ridgeview High School

Ridgeview High School

Ridgeview High School

Shafter High School

To Attend: UC Davis

To Attend: CSUB

To Attend: UC Davis

Jared Bautista

Elijah Buyard

Hugo Cardenas Escoto

Danian Castillo

South High School

South High School

South High School

South High School

To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: UC Berkeley

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To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: UC Berkeley


Isabel Ruiz South High School To Attend: UC Irvine

Gilberto Sepulveda Rabago South High School

To Attend: Harvard University

Rishabh Bose

Zachary Cadiz

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

To Attend: Caltech

To Attend: Stanford University

Vanessa Chuang

Suchitra Dara

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

To Attend: Rice University

To Attend: California Institute of Technology

John Beshara

Lauren Bonnar

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

To Attend: Drexel University

Nicole Chang Stockdale High School To Attend: UCLA

Khushali Desai Stockdale High School To Attend: Case Western Reserve University

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To Attend: San Jose State

Amy Chang Stockdale High School To Attend: UCLA

Emma Fox Stockdale High School To Attend: Olin College of Engineering

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Sagar Gupta

Tiberius Hernandez

Hannah Hurst

Aayushi Kapadia

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

To Attend: University of Pennsylvania

To Attend: UCSB

Seetal Kaur

Biola Makinde Odusola

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

To Attend: UC San Diego

To Attend: Wayne State University

Gabriel Nitro

Sacha O’Connor

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

To Attend: UCLA

To Attend: UC Santa Cruz

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To Attend: Colorado State University

Miller McCraw Stockdale High School To Attend: Claremont McKenna College

Nala Peoples Stockdale High School To Attend: UC Berkeley

To Attend: Pitzer College

Zara Mubin Stockdale High School To Attend: USC

Jonathan Rentfro Stockdale High School To Attend: Georgia Institute of Technology


Nora Scully Stockdale High School To Attend: Georgetown University

Rishi Shah

Jessica Wollesen

Stockdale High School To Attend: Boston University

Stockdale High School

To Attend: Colorado School of Mines

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Collin Yentes

Stockdale High School To Attend: UC Irvine

Makayla Ramirez West High School

To Attend: UCLA

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G N I L B I S K C E CH


BEST SIBLING ADVICE

Meagan Moncada

Camila Moncada

Grecia Moncada

“If you play the same sport, learn how to use the fact that you guys are related to create a chemistry on the field because that will benefit your team.”

“Treat your siblings like your other teammates, having disconnection with one another will affect the way you guys work together.”

“Don’t take your siblings’ words to heart, just take them with with a grain of salt. “

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FAVORITE MEMORY

Alyse Gabaldon

Michael Gabaldon

Joseph Gabaldon

“Watching my brother and his football team beat BHS!!!!”

“Having my bother on the sideline helping out and my sister in the stands with the band cheering me on. ”

“Seeing my brother’s Varsity Football team beat BHS for the first time in years and get his first interception.”

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GALVAN SIBLINGS

“The best part about having a sibling is you can push each other til the end and help each other on and off the field. Our favorite memories together have to be the Liberty and Stockdale dual for wrestling when we both got back to back wins for our team to get us back into the game.

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RODRIGUEZ SISTERS

Why do you enjoy playing soccer with one another? “I enjoy her motivating me to be the best player I can be and being able to play the game I love with her by my side”—Serena

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“We have a natural connection on the field and we work well together ” — Angelina


TOEWS TWINS

What the best part of having a sibling at school? Seeing each other before our games when we get out of class and being each others hype man. Favorite memories? Picture day, because that is when everyone realizes we are twins.

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ROMERO SIBLINGS

What the best part of having a sibling at school? One great thing about having a sibling is when you really need them they have your back. Sibling advice: One piece of advice for siblings is no matter how much you guys fight or get annoyed by them you can’t get rid of them because you know deep down in your heart you love them.

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COACHES

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HOW TO BECOME A WALK ON COACH KHSD’s STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

GET APPROVAL

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To get hired as a walk-on coach, begin the process by speaking to the Athletic Director at the desired school site to receive approval to coach and begin the hiring process

COURSES AND TRAININGS COMPLETE PACKET

Once approved by the school site, you will need to report to the school support services office to complete a walk-on coaches packet (Please bring $60 payment,cash or credit, driver’s license and Social Security card for DOJ/FBI clearance)

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CLEARANCE

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Upon being cleared by DOJ/FBI and after completing all required courses and trainings, coaches will be cleared to begin working with students

After completing the walk on coaches packet you will need to complete the following: • CPR/AED/First Aid • Concussion Training • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training • Coaches Full Certification Class • Mandated Reporter Training

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ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ARVIN Ralph Gonzales

GOLDEN VALLEY Robert Haskell

NORTH Andrew Shearon

BAKERSFIELD Jeff Scott

HIGHLAND Justin Finch

RIDGEVIEW Shane Koerner

CENTENNIAL Tom Haskell

INDEPENDENCE Derek LaRosa

SHAFTER Brian Feaster

EAST BAKERSFIELD Tori Nettleton

KERN VALLEY Mike Genthner

SOUTH Dante Borradori

FOOTHILL Mike Biezad

LIBERTY Tim Davis

STOCKDALE Justin Roberts

FRONTIER Mike Gibson

MIRA MONTE Josue Valenzuela

WEST Scott Davisson


South yosemite athletic conference

SOUTH YOSEMITE LEAGUE Golden Valley Independence Ridgeview West Tehachapi Bakersfield Christian

SOUTHEAST YOSEMITE LEAGUE East Bakersfield Foothill Highland Mira Monte North South

SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE LEAGUE Bakersfield Centennial Frontier Garces Liberty Stockdale

SOUTH SEQUOIA LEAGUE Arvin Shafter HIGH DESERT LEAGUE Kern Valley


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