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2021-2022  Student Events

The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools partners with local businesses and schools to put on a wide variety of events for the students of Tuolumne County.  Due to public health and safety concerns, many of our events may need to be held virtually.

Summer 2021

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August 2-5, 2021

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Columbia College

This week-long science camp is held at Columbia College and allows students to experience hands-on STEM activities.

Fall 2021

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Date & Time TBD

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Dinner with a Scientist is an event for 5th – 12th-grade students and their teachers to learn more about the career opportunities in STEM fields from local professionals.

Winter 2021-2022

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December 6-10, 2021

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All Week

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Tuolumne County Schools

The Hour of Code

Grades K-12

The ‘Hour of Code’ is a nation-wide initiative by the Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.
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December 2021 & February 2022

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Poetry Out Loud

Grades 9-12

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of poetry by offering education and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country.

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January, 2022

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Mock Trial Tuolumne County

Grades 9-12

High School teams will work with attorneys to prepare for a case created by the Constitutional Rights Foundation.  They will then compete against each other by arguing the case in front of a Tuolumne County Judge at the Courthouse.

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February 5, 2022

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Academic Decathlon

Grades 9-12

The Regional Academic Decathlon is open to teams in Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties. Winning teams from each county are eligible to compete at the State level.  The theme for 2021-2022 is “Water: An Essential Resource.”

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February 16, 2022

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The Junior High Spelling Bee provides an opportunity for participating schools to send their top three students to this annual event to compete for one of the two spots at the state level. 

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February 25, 2022 & March 4, 2022

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Students, teachers, and staff take part in an event designed to provide students with skills to identify bullying behaviors and learn about prevention strategies.

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March 2, 2022

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All Day

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Tuolumne County Schools & Libraries

Read Across America

Grades K-12

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Suess.
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March 7, 8, 9, 2022

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History Day

Grades K-12

This year’s theme is “Debate and Diplomacy.” Students participate by submitting a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary or a website. Schools may hold local competitions to determine who advances to county level.

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March 21-25, 2022

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During School Hours

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Tuolumne County Schools

Engineering Week

Grades K-12

Students will work on various engineering challenges, often with a visiting professional participating in a virtual format.

Spring 2022

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Spring, 2022

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Honor Music Showcase

Grades 5-12

The Honor Music Showcase for 2022 will be a showcase video that features both choir and band students. It honors the memory of long-time music educator Bruce Paxton.

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March 16, 2022

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Drugstore Project

Grades 6-8

This is a community-based prevention program involving various agencies aimed at educating students through a drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention program.

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April 21, 2022

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Nature Bowl

Grades 3-6

In the Nature Bowl, two-division teams, 3rd-4th grades and 5th-6th grades, work together to find answers to environment-related questions and challenges. 

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May, 2022

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Mother Lode Robotics Challenge

Grades 4-8

Students will attempt to complete a challenge course using Lego Robots that they’ve built and coded themselves.

For further information

Contact:

Diana Harford
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
209.536.2074
dharford@tcsos.us