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Yu selected as music student of the month

Atticus YuMusic teacher Gail Vanderslik has announced Atticus Yu was selected to be music student of the month at Sierra Foothill Charter School. Yu is 12 years old and in the sixth grade. He is the son of Laurie and Steve Yu. Atticus has been playing the piano for three years. He said he loves playing the piano because “it […]

School board meeting set Thursday

The next school board meeting for the Mariposa County Unified School District is set for this Thursday, Dec. 13. It will take place at the MCUSD District Office, located at 5082 Old Highway North, at 5:30 p.m. Some of the key topics of the meeting will include: a first interim budget report, update of FEMA funding/ projects, facilities updates and […]

Stepping up to help

Submitted photoKids First president Rick Uebner (right) is pictured handing Mariposa County High School teacher Bryan Starchman a check for $1,506 for his “Musicals of the 21st Century as Literature.” Starchman plans to buy 36 copies of two plays plus sheet music. Kids First is a nonprofit local group that helps provide funding for students in classrooms across the county. […]

Naturally inclined to help

Submitted photoDuring Mariposa County High School’s lunch period on Dec. 7, Natural Helpers had a club lunch to promote unity throughout the school. The Natural Helpers Program is based on a simple premise: Within every school, an informal “helping network” exists. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

Promoting play

Submitted photoKids First is promoting play by giving Erika Miranda at Sierra Foothill Charter School (left) a grant for $2,900 to buy new equipment for the school playground. This includes a giant Jenga game. Kids First member Rick Uebner is shown presenting the check. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Farm fun

Submitted photoBefore Thanksgiving Break, home school students at Sierra Foothill Charter School visited Raw Roots Farm. Students learned about farming without tilling, greenhouses, how to make a cobb house, the importance of pulling pepper plants after the first frost and the importance of consistent continuous improvement. There was plenty of hands-on learning. … An online subscription is required to view […]

Glad to give

Submitted photoKids First board member Judy Eppler (right) delivered a check for $976 to teacher Patsy Fulhorst (middle) at Yosemite Valley Elementary. She will purchase text sets for higher level literature and writing books for upper level middle school students. Also shown is principal Sean Jacobs (left). … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

Putting kids first

Submitted photoKids First gave a grant award in the amount of $2,237 to Stephanie Bowen (left) at Greeley Hill Elementary School for Dot and Dash programmable robots. Judy Eppler (right) of Kids First delivered it. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a […]

A big assist

Submitted photoCatherine DeCecco, teacher at Yosemite Elementary School, received a large grant check for $2,578 from Kids First. She will purchase six iPads, cases and a Lego Robotics Challenge Mat for her students. Shown from left are Judy Eppler of Kids First, DeCecco and principal Sean Jacobs. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

A key piece lost

Brandle steps down as facilities, maintenance director


William Brandle, the facilities and maintenance director for the Mariposa County Unified School District, announced he is leaving his position to take a job in Fresno. Brandle has been with MCUSD since the spring. Photo by Matt JohnsonOne of the most important positions in the Mariposa County Unified School District will be vacated soon. William Brandle, director of facilities and […]


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