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.
Ag students attended the 91st annual state FFA leadership conference in Anaheim with instructor Dustin Newby. The conference took place on April 25 through April 29, 2019. The four-day event consisted of keynote speakers as well as visiting national officers who shared their influential words which will reinforced beliefs. STAR and proficiency awards were presented and highlights of members sharing their actions behind their beliefs and supervised agricultural experience projects. FFA members voted on amendments and the 2019–2020 California FFA state officer team was elected to lead the organization. All 7,000 plus students, advisors, and guests who attended the conference had the opportunity to experience a private evening at Disney’s California Adventure!
This year, David Searson did the bridge competition again in the month of February in all his physics classes. The classes researched and built bridges using physics concepts and a limited amount of materials. Over 30 groups from about 190 physics students built bridges ranging from truss style to cantilever style. One challenge was to suspend a load of 100 pounds (two 50 pound weights) for 30 seconds from the middle of the bridge. Three groups met this challenge and became members of the 100-pound club!
Congratulations to the Air Force JROTC at Corcoran High School! They earned the Distinguished Unit Award for the 2018–19 academic school year! The Distinguished Unit Award recognizes the personal growth and accomplishments to the cadets, the contributions of the instructors as mentors of the cadets, and the support of the school and community. This award is for the very best of the best, and the high school was one of 376 units to receive the award.
Corcoran Unified School District was well represented at the Excellence in Education Award Ceremonies in Hanford on April 2, 2019. Kings County honored the finest educational employees in our area. School Registrar Esmeralda Loera was one of six candidates nominated for Employee of the Year. Isaias Ramirez was this year's finalist and winner of the Kings County Teacher of the Year Award. High School Learning Director Ed Larkin was one of four candidates nominated for Administrator of the Year.