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2019-2020 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.  Below are the 2019-2020 offerings.

Summer 2019

August 5-9, 2019


8:00AM - 12:00PM

Columbia College

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

Fall 2019

December 4, 2019


5:00PM - 8:00PM

Columbia College

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 2019-2020

December 9-13, 2019


All Week

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 to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

January 22, 2020



Tuolumne County Courthouse

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.

February 1, 2020


All day

Sonora High School

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.

February 12, 2020



Curtis Creek Elementary School

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.

March 9-13, 2020


During School Hours

Tuolumne County Schools

Engineering Week

Grades K-12

Students will work on various engineering challenges, often with a visiting professional.

February 28 and March 6, 2020



Columbia College

Students, teachers, and school administrators will take part in a conference-style summit designed to provide students with skills to identify bullying behaviors and learn about strategies to prevent bullying.

March 2, 2020


All Day

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.

March 6, 2020



Sonora High School

The Elementary Honor Music Festival is an annual event that features both choir and band students. It honors the memory of long-time music educator Bruce Paxton.

March 16-18, 2020


All Day

Mother Lode Fairgrounds

National History Day

Grades 6-12

This year’s theme is “breaking barriers in history.”  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.

Spring 2020

April 24, 2020



New Melones Visitor Center

Nature Bowl

Grades 3-6

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

May 13, 2020



Sonora Opera Hall

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


Diana Harford
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services