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 Student Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Merced County Office of Education is proud of our countywide Student Events Program.  County school districts and community organizations partner with the Merced County Office of Education to coordinate or sponsor our student events throughout the year. 

Our events are designed to encourage achievement among TK through 12th grade students.  More than 12,000 students competed or participated in our 2016​-2017​ events that ranged from a Children's Opera, Speech and Writing Festivals to the Academic Pentathlon and Decathlon. Some of our local competition winners have the opportunity to compete in state championships, opening a whole new world of exciting possibilities for them.

We would like to give a special acknowledgment to our sponsors, volunteers, teachers and coaches for their commitment and encouragement to our children and for supporting the Merced County Office of Education's Student Events.


​Contact our office for all of your student event questions.  We are here to help!



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Event Name​
**Some files are still being updated and will be complete by September 1st, 2017.  Please contact the office if you have specific needs or questions.

​​Date
**Subject to Change

​Loc​ation​
**Subject to Change​


Young Patriot Challenge​

Poster Contest (Grades K-6)
Essay Contest (Grades 7 & 8)
Speech Contest (Grades 9-12)​​
Click Here for More Information​ and Forms


Submission Due Date
September 29, 2017


​Deliver Entries by Deadline to:
MCOE Complex - J-1 Building


Farm2U (3rd Grade)

Agricultural Awareness Day​
Presented by The​​ Merced County Farm Bureau
MCFB Farm2U Information Page


October 5, 2017

​Merced Fairgrounds

Elementary Spelling Bee (Grades 4, 5 & 6)

​​CA State ​Elementary Spelling Bee​

Junior High Spelling Bee (Grades 7 &8)
CA State Junior High Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Flyer

Spelling Bee Intent Form                       (Due Oct. 20) 
Elementary Spelling Bee Registration ​  (Due Nov. 9)   
Junior High Spelling Bee Registration​   (Due Nov. 9)​​    ​


December 6, 2017


December 7, ​2017






Atwater Community Center


MCOE Complex Clark/Newbold
​​
​​Mock Trial (Grades 9-12)
What is Mock Trial?​

Mock Trial Intent Form​ 
Courtroom Artist Competition​
​​Courtroom Jour​n​alist Competition
​​
Award Ceremony



California Mock Trial​ (Winning Team Advances)

January 9 &10, 2018​
or Feb 20 & 21, 2018





January 11, 2018
or Feb 22, 2018


March 16-18, 2018

TBD






MCOE Complex



Riverside, CA​


Merced Symphony Children's Concert (Grades 3, 4 & 5)​

Reservation Form​ (Merced Performances Only)  (Due Dec.15)





For Information on the Los Banos Concerts: Contact LBUSD

January 19, 2018

Session 1
9:30 AM-10:20 AM

Session 2
11:30 AM-12:20 PM

January 18, 2018

​Art Kamangar Center
Merced Theater​






Pacheco HS-Los Banos


Elementary Speech Festival (Grades 4 & 5)



Middle School Speech Festival (Grades 6, 7 & 8)

Speech Flyer
Speech Topic and Formats
Speech Festival Brief
Speech Festival Information Packet​

Speech Fes​tival Intent Form​ ​                  (Due Dec. 1)
Speech Festival Registration Forms       (Due Dec. 15) 
4th grade Elementary Speech Festival Student Registration
5th grade Elementary Speech Festival Student Registration
6th grade Middle School Speech Festival Student Registration
7th grade Middle School Speech Festival Student Registration
8th grade Middle School Speech Festival Student Registration​

Speech Festival Awards Ceremony


January 16, 2018 (4th)
January 17, 2018 (5th)

January 18, 2018













January 24, 2018


​MCOE Complex​ Clark/Newbold
MCOE Complex Clark/Newbold

MCOE Complex Clark/Newbold,
M Building, J-2 Building












MCOE Complex Clark/Newbold


Academic Decathlon (Grades 9-12) 


2017-2018 Curriculum - Africa

2017-2018 Outlines

MCAD Scrimmage Registration​  (Due Nov. 17)

MCAD Intent Form                      (Due Nov. 9)

MCAD Competition Forms​​

MCAD 2017-2018 Information Page​​

MCAD Judges Reference Page​​

GPA Worksheet/Information/Accepted and Unaccepted Courses​​

Calcula​tor Policy​​



Important Links:
California State Decathlon (MCAD Winning Team Advances)

United States Academic Decathlon​


Round 1
Scrimmage
December 2​, 2017


Round 2
Essay Testing: w/o
January 22, 2018


February 3, 2018
Speech, Interview,
Objective Tests
8 AM - 3 PM

Super Quiz
3 PM - 4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony
7 PM



March 22-25, 2018



Atwater VCS




Site Specific
4:30PM Delivery Deadline
MCOE - Building J-1


TBD




TBD


TBD




Sacramento, CA

WRITING FESTIVAL (​TK-12)


Writing Festival Intent Form​   (Due Jan. 8)

Guidelines

Helpful Hints for Completing Forms
Writing Festival Student Entry Form - Front​ - docx​
Writing Festival Student Entry Form - Front - pdf
Writing Festival Student Entry Form - Front - Google
(Please make a copy to your personal drive before completing)​
Writing Festival Student Entry Form - Back - docx
Writing Festival Student Entry Form - Back - pdf
(Must be attached to back of student entry - facing out)

Writing Festival Subm​ission Page (Teacher Form)

Writing Festival Ha​ndbook

Writing Fest​ival Judging Guidelines​​​


March 2, 2018









2018
Judging Dates:
March 12
March 13
March 14
March 15
March 16
March 19
8:30AM - 3:30PM


Deliver Entries by Deadline to:
MCOE Complex - J-1 Building,
4:00 pm​








MCOE Complex
​​
ACADEMIC PENTATHLON (Grades 6, 7 & 8)

Academic Pentathlon Intent Form​​​        (Due Jan. 12)

Scrimmage Proctor Release Form​       (Due Feb. 23)

Competition Forms​​​​                               (Due Feb.23)

Volunteer Form​ (4 per team required)​  (Due Feb.23)

Pentathlon Info​rmation Packet​

17-18 Novel O​rder Form - A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Curriculum and Content Standards

Outl​ines​

Important Links:
USAD Pentathlon Page​

Academic Pentathlon Awards Ceremony



Round 1​
Scrimmage



Round 2
April 14, 2018












April 19, 2018



Site Specific




TBD













TBD


STEM Fair (TK-12) 


STEM Intent Form     (Due Jan. 26)

Project Da​ta Sheet​    (Due Feb. 16)

Science Fair Competition (Grades 5-8)​
*Qualifier for California State Science Fair (Grades 6-8)
Categories
Rules and Regulations
Scoring Rubric

Project Allowances by District (Call 209-381-5910)
Exhibition/Maker Space (TK-12)
Viewing (TK-12)

California State Science Fair W​ebsite​


March 8-9, 2018

















​​Merced County Fairgrounds​​




Seal of Biliteracy Awards (Grades 11-12)​

Application Process Open 

English Autobiography

Target Essay Window


March 20, 2018

August 1-October 6, 2017

November 17, 2017

January 22-26, 2018

Atwater High School


Dinner with a Scientist (Grades 6-9)​


DWAS Registration Link​​


April 26, 2018

TBD

Writing Festival Display and Awards

May 7-11, 2018

​Merced Mall


UC Merced Opera for Children (TK-5)
"The Last Book on Earth"
Three young friends (Luna, Izzy, and Finn) are the only hope left to save all the world's books from being forever shut by the dark force of The Blank.  The friends have only until sunset to jump into the thick, yellowed pages of The Dangerous Book that sits on the dusty counter in Dr. Ex Libris' magical bookshop.  Luna, Izzy, and Fin must defeat classic storybook villains in order to retrieve three talismans that are hidden inside the stories themselves.

Opera for Children Regis​tration Form​  (Due May 5)


May 14-18, 2018
​​
UC Merced-Lakireddy Auditorium
​​​
Father of the Year (TK-12)​​

Father of the Year Information an​d Entry Forms​​ ​ (Due April 13)


June 12, 2018

Atwater VCS


Stacie Arancibia​ Events Planner

sarancibia@mcoe.org

Phone: (209) 381-5910

Fax: (209) 381-6774​​

Staff Secretary

Phone: (209) 381-6608

​​Od​essa Osby Administrative Clerk

oosby@mcoe.org​​

Phone: (209) 381-4568​


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Closed for Lunch 12 PM to 1 PM​