26 , 2014
Events Enhance Daily Instruction
Steven E. Gomes, Ed.D.
County Superintendent of Schools
The school year is off to a great start across Merced
County with students settling into their classes with
new teachers and peers.
While the main focus of daily instruction in our schools
is ensuring our students are equipped with career
and college-going skills, we are also gearing up for
the many special events held throughout the school
year that contribute to this learning.
In October, MCOE participated in the Farm2U event
at the Merced County Fairgrounds, which brought thousands
of county third graders to learn about where their
food comes from and healthy eating habits. The Merced
County Farm Bureau and Merced County Fair host the
event with dozens of organizations pitching in to
teach students about agriculture in the Valley.
Academic Decathlon volunteer Dylan McMullen, right,
proctors the Super Quiz portion of the 2012 Decathlon
at Merced College. The Decathlon relies on community
volunteers for interview judge, timekeeper and proctor.
FILE PHOTO BY NATHAN QUEVEDO COURTESY
MERCED COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION