Oral Language Festival

The BCSD Oral Language Festival provides an opportunity for students to enjoy interpretations of literary works through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students choose from a broad selection of titles, which can be either serious or humorous. They can perform solo, duo or as a group. The categories are:

  • Serious Interpretation ñ Solo
  • Serious Interpretation ñ Duo
  • Humorous Interpretation ñ Solo
  • Humorous Interpretation ñ Duo
  • Verse Choir (3-8 students)

The top four BCSD winners from each of the five categories in each division are eligible to complete in the Kern County Oral Language Festival.

Participants: Elementary division ñ grades 4th ñ 6th at participating schools

When: Jr. High/Middle ñ November of each year at participating schools, Elementary ñ December of each year at participating schools

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.