Stiern Hosts Family Sports Night

April 29, 2016 – Parents and their children had the opportunity to participate in sports together during the Family Sports Night event hosted by Stiern Middle School last week.

“We are participating in this event because I want my kids to be motivated and have fun while they learn,” said Parent Marta Zamudio. “I don’t want them inside the house all the time and I want to expose them to new things.”

Families participated in activities such as croquet, tether ball, soccer, basketball, and table tennis. The event was held in an effort to not only promote physical activity, but to demonstrate how important and fun it can be to do it as a family.

“I want to get involved in the education of my children,” said Parent Ivan Inga. “It is good for the kids to know that parents care about their education.”

Organizers also aimed to educate families about the importance of building strong relationships with community organizations. Several local agencies, including the Boys and Girls Scouts, the Bakersfield Police Department, and BCSD Migrant Support Services, were invited to talk about their services with BCSD families.

“This event is a great way to share resources with the families and for us it is important to educate the community about safety,” said Elvia Martinez with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department Crime Prevention Unit.

The event was attended by dozens of families, and organizers hope to be able to host the event again next year.

Teacher Kimberly Rivera and Dean Kevin McGrath playing croquet with students

Teacher Kimberly Rivera and Dean Kevin McGrath play croquet with students.

Sheriff Department Crime Prevention Unit representatives Elvia Martinez and Karina Pelayo

Sheriff Department Crime Prevention Unit representatives Elvia Martinez and Karina Pelayo talk to students about safety.


Parent Floyd Ward playing soccer with his daughter.


Students who attended the event playing some hoops.

Ivan Inga and Alondra Inga

Parent Ivan Inga takes a shot at the tether ball.

Martha Zamudio and family

Marta Zamudio and family.

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