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There are great things happening at Corcoran Unified School District, and we want to share them with you! Here we will keep you informed of important district announcements as well as success stories about our district, our schools, our teachers, and our students. We want you to feel connected, so please check our News page often and stay in-the-know.

Year of the Learner

We have committed our theme for this year as the "Year of the Learner" due to our intensified desire to increase the focus on the learning and success of all learners in our Corcoran School Community. We have a strong belief that this is the key to learning; having the "want to" to learn and improve. Our resources, our efforts, our strategies, and our district direction include doing everything possible to help all learners (staff and students) flow with that passion and desire toward learning and growth. Learning is our way of doing business, and powerful learning is the outcome. We invite you to learn more about this commitment in our recent newsletter. We look forward to another amazing year!

News Release for August 1, 2017

The Kings Mosquito Abatement District is reporting its first detection of Aedes aegypti in Kings County. Three adult mosquitoes were recently collected from the City of Corcoran. We encourage you to learn more about this matter by reading our August 1 news release.

Corcoran’s John Muir Middle School Is Joining The Space Program

The students and staff of John Muir Middle School were selected to be part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 12 to the International Space Station. John Muir will be joining approximately two dozen other schools from Canada and the United States to be part of Mission 12.

SSEP is open to schools and school districts serving grades 5 through 12 students, as well as two-and four-year colleges and universities, informal science education organizations, and internationally through the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education. Student teams are able to design experiments across diverse fields including seed germination, crystal growth, physiology and life cycles of microorganisms, cell biology and growth, food studies, and studies of micro-aquatic life. Experiments require design to the technology and engineering constraints imposed by the mini-laboratory and flight operations to and from low Earth orbit. 

“I am so excited to bring this to our kids,” said Principal Dave Whitmore. “It is an unbelievable opportunity. How many people get the chance to design an experiment that goes into space?”

Please see our space program press release for more information.