Merced County Office of Education

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 2017-2018  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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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


September 28, 2018



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 4, 2018

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 Study Suggestions (for Elementary Bee)

County Competition Rules

Spelling Bee Intent Form                       
Elementary Spelling Bee Registration     
Junior High Spelling Bee Registration    


December 5, 2018


December 6, 2018






Atwater VCS


MCOE - Clark/Newbold

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

Reservation Form  (Merced Performances Only)






For Information on Los Banos Concerts: Contact LBUSD

February 1, 2019

Session 1
9:30 AM-10:20 AM

Session 2
11:30 AM-12:20 PM

January 31, 2019

Art Kamangar Center
at the Merced Theater






Pacheco HS-Los Banos


Academic Decathlon (Grades 9-12) 

2018-2019 Curriculum - The 1960's: A Transformational Decade

MCAD Scrimmage Registration

MCAD Intent Form                      

MCAD Competition Forms
          
MCAD Essay Proctor Release

MCAD 2018-2019 Information Page

Madera Lecture Series Information/Registration

2018-2019 Outlines

MCAD Volunteer Form and Judges Reference Page

GPA Worksheet/Information/Courses

Calculator Policy


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

United States Academic Decathlon


Round 1
Scrimmage
December 1, 2018


Round 2
ONLINE Essay Testing
January 11, 2019


February 2, 2019
Speech, Interview,
Objective Tests
8 AM - 3 PM

Super Quiz
3 PM - 4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony
7 PM




March 21-24, 2019



Atwater VCS




Site Specific  - Computer Lab





UC Merced - COB 1&2




UC Merced-Gymnasium


UC Merced
Lakireddy Auditorium




Sacramento, CA

Mock Trial (Grades 9-12) 
What is Mock Trial?

Mock Trial Intent Form
Team Registration (due before winter break)
Team Roles Roster (due two weeks before competition)
Courtroom Artist Competition
Courtroom Jour n alist Competition

Award Ceremony


California Mock Trial  (Winning Team Advances)



February 5, 2019 &

February 12, 2019







Feburary 14, 2019



March 22-24, 2019

Merced County Courthouse
Merced, CA







MCOE - Early Ed Complex


Sacramento County, CA

WRITING FESTIVAL ( TK-12)


Writing Festival Intent Form   

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 (updated 10/1/18)

Writing Fest ival Judging Guidelines


March 1, 2019

















Judging:
March 13-19, 2019 

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
















MCOE Complex


STEM Fair (T K-12) 

STEM Fair Informational Meeting (Date TBD)

STEM Intent Form    

Project Da ta Sheet   

Science Fair Competition (Grades 5-8)
*Qualifier for California State Science Fair (Grades 6-8)
Categ​ories
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


March 6, 2019

















April 29-30 2019


UC Merced
















Los Angeles, CA

California Science Center



Dinner with a Scientist (Grades 6-8)


DWAS Registration Link (will open in February)


March 14, 2019

UC Merced
4:00PM - 7:30PM
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ACADEMIC PENTATHLON (Grades 6, 7 & 8)

Academic Pentathlon Intent Form       

Scrimmage Proctor Release Form       

Competition Forms

GPA Worksheet                               


Team List                                               

18-19 AP Volunteer Form  

Pentathlon Information Packet and Rules

18-19 Novel Order Form
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

Curriculum and Content Standards

Outl ines

Important Links:
USAD Pentathlon Page

Academic Pentathlon Awards Ceremony


Round 1
Scrimmage
Jan-Feb

Round 2
April 6, 2019




















April 11, 2019
​​
Site Specific



Atwater High School





















Art Kamangar Center
at the Merced Theatre

Elementary Speech Festival (Grades 4 & 5)


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

Speech Flyer
Speech Festival Information Packet and Topics

Speech Fes tival Intent Form               
Speech Festival Registration Forms       
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


April 15-16, 2019


April 17-19, 2019












May 1, 2019

MCOE Complex


MCOE Complex












MCOE Complex

Writing Festival Display and Awards

May 6-10, 2019

Merced Mall


UC Merced Opera for Children (Pre-6)
"Baobob" Flyer

Opera for Children Regis tration Form  


May 20-24, 2019
​​
UC Merced-Lakireddy Auditorium

Father of the Year (TK-12)

Father of the Year Infor mation an d Entry Forms  


June 11, 2019

Atwater VCS


Stacie Arancibia Events and Community Engagement Specialist

sarancibia@mcoe.org

Phone: (209) 381-5910

Fax: (209) 381-6774

Patty Espinoza, Staff Secretary

pespinoza@mcoe.org

Phone: (209) 381-6608

Od essa Osby Administrative Clerk

oosby@mcoe.org

Phone: (209) 381-4568


 

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                                                                                         Merced, CA  95341

                                                                      Regular Office Hours: M-F 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

                   Summer Office Hours: M-Th 7:30AM to 5PM , F 7:30AM to 11AM