Event to show multiple graduation paths for students

Event: Wednesday, Oct. 10

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

The Kern High School Districts 2012 Principal Partners Day will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10. 
 
The Districts annual open house is a half day event that begins at school sites starting at 7:45 a.m. More than 200 local business, government and educational leaders will spend the morning at one of 20 District schools.  The event ends with an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel that concludes at 1 p.m.
 
The Principal Partners Day program is an opportunity to get a firsthand look at how students have a multitude of Pathways To Graduation, said KHSD Superintendent Dr. Don Carter, underscoring the theme for this years event. 
 
The school site activities include visits with teachers, students and school officials. The visits provide an in depth look at the full range of school site programs and services, both academic and extracurricular. The visits are expected to conclude about 11 a.m. followed by the luncheon program to be held at the Doubletree Hotel.
 
The featured speaker this year is Bakersfield High Principal David Reese. Reese has been the Principal of Bakersfield High since 1999.  Prior to that, he served as the KHSDs Director of Instruction. Reese has also served as an Assistant Principal at BHS and a social studies teacher for Foothill High.
 
Reese is also active in the community; serving, in such organizations as the Mendiburu Magic Foundation, Kern County Network for Children, Ebony Counseling Center, and the Joint Task Force on City/County Community Relations and Gang Intervention. Reese was named the 2012 Outstanding Secondary Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.
 
Principal Partners Day is co-hosted by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the KHSD, and the KHSD Educational Foundation. For additional information, contact Graci Ashmore in the KHSD Superintendents Office, 827-3154.  
 
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