Modoc County Office of Education

Children are the highest priority of the Modoc County Office of Education. 

Our professional staff will act to ensure that all children are prepared to learn and all students receive exceptional instruction in a safe and conducive learning environment.

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  • Secure Rural Schools Act Extension Advances in Congress

    A two-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which provides timber revenue to schools near national forest land, has passed the U.S. House and could be discussed by the Senate next week, according to an article by Alaska Public Media.

    Read article HERE.
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 12:23 PM by Gary Jones
  • Kaitlin Hartung Earns Silver Medal at State Academic Decatlon!
    Tulelake High School Academic Decathlon Team (Kaitlin is in the center)

    The Tulelake High School Academic Decathlon Team competed at the state level, representing Modoc County schools. Kaitlin Hartung finished second in the subject of Essay to earn a silver medal. A remarkable achievement considering the extremely tough competition at the state level from schools who devote entire courses to prepare their students for this one event.

    Posted Mar 27, 2015, 1:23 PM by Gary Jones
  • The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

    Sarah Hagen, a 25-year-old National Merit Scholar teaches at Drumright High School in Drumright, Okla. The faded oil town is easy to miss. Fewer than 3,000 people live there, and the highway humps right around it.

    There are no stoplights, no movie theater and no bowling alley anymore. Just a clutch of small houses and hearty businesses: a funeral home, Family Dollar and a Dollar General.

    The school had ordered new math textbooks, but Hagan had already decided — as a student-teacher — that she wasn't going to use textbooks.

    "I don't want to be stifled by that. I mean, I teach a lot of things in a totally different order than a textbook would," she says.

    Read or listen to the story HERE
    Posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:37 PM by Gary Jones
  • Tulelake High School Wins Academic Decathlon

    Kaitlin Hartung was this year’s high scoring student. She earned medals in every category, 6 Gold and 4 Silver.
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 9:52 AM by Gary Jones
  • Melissa Royce Recognized as 2014-15 Educator of the Year

    The California League of High Schools recognized Melissa Royce as the 2014-15 Educator of the Year at their ceremony in Butte County on January 23, 2015. Melissa is a math teacher at Modoc High School.

    Congratulations Melissa!

    Melissa is pictured with her husband, Cory.

    Posted Feb 9, 2015, 1:01 PM by Gary Jones
  • Rural communities struggle to provide after-school programs
    De Funk, after-school program director in Modoc County, said expanded learning programs also provide a safe place with caring adults for children who witness violence or drug and alcohol abuse in their homes. In addition, the programs help students academically, she said, because some parents don’t have the educational background needed to help with homework, particularly with the new curriculum based on Common Core state standards.

    Read article HERE.
    Posted Feb 4, 2015, 10:22 AM by Gary Jones
  • Survey Finds Fifty Percent of K-12 Teachers Report Inadequate Support When Using Technology in the Classroom

    Educators cited a lack of support in facing technical issues and questions pertaining to instructional models when implementing new hardware or software. The survey was conducted by digedu™, a fast-growing digital education innovator focused on transitioning schools from textbooks to technology.

    Read article HERE.
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 10:57 AM by Gary Jones
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