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Dreifus wraps up career

It’s not uncommon to catch Gail Dreifus with a musical instrument in her hands. The now-retired educator has a love of music and enjoyed incorporating it into the classroom. Submitted photoThe school year is about to start, but this year, the Mariposa County Unified School District will be without a familiar face. And in a small community, the vacancy from […]

Event ‘makes the grade’

From left, Kacie Freemen and Mariah Lord of Mariposa Safe Families hand out supplies to community members during the third annual Back To School Event, hosted by Mariposa Safe Families and Mariposa County Human Services. The event provided free backpacks, school supplies, food and fingerprinting to school-aged children in the county. Several local organizations were in attendance to meet and […]

Pancake breakfast event set for MES

MCUSD school board member Bob Collins (left) perfects some pancakes on the griddle during last year’s pancake breakfast at Mariposa Elementary. Photo by Matt Johnson Mariposa Elementary School administrators are looking forward to another school year and gearing up for the second annual Meet Your Teacher Morning and Pancake Breakfast. It will be held on Monday, Aug. 20 from 8-10 […]

Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club elects its new officers

This summer has been fun for the Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club. On June 2, several members of the club participated in 4-H State Field Day at UC Davis. Laurel Wagner received a gold medal for her presentation on fire preparation in the senior division and High Point Senior for her photography. Nina and Robyn Sharrar were awarded medals for placing […]


Last week, the Gazette posted the 2018-19 bell schedules for schools within Mariposa County Unified School District. Unfortunately, the bell schedule noted for Sierra Foothill Charter School was wrong. Its schedule, for regular school days, is the same this year as past years, as follows: • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays • 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on […]

Two Mariposa youth hold event to help fire victims

Year-long preparation was educational experience for both

Two Mariposa 4-H members held an event on Saturday to help those affected by last year’s Detwiler Fire. Laurel Wagner, one of the youths who planned the event, is shown preparing food for community members who were affected by the fire. Submitted photosTwo Mariposa 4-H members spent the last year preparing for a special event to help fire victims in […]

Supply lists for MCUSD schools

 Please note that school supply lists are guidelines; students will be supplied with any essential learning supplies. Greeley Hill Elementary All grades:Backpack • #2 pencils • Crayons • Colored pencils • Dryerase markers • Two pocket 8.5×11 folder • Two notebooks• Two composition booksBell scheduleRegular days — Start 8 a.m. • Stop: 2:30 p.m.Collaboration days — 8 a.m. • Stop: […]

MCUSD announces free and reduced meal changes

 Mariposa County Unified School District has announced its 2018-19 policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Effective through June 30, 2019, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if their household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines. Households do not need to turn in […]

Some 2018-19 bus routes to be altered

The Mariposa County Unified School District is dedicated to providing safe, reliable transportation for the district’s students via the most efficient routes, say school officials. Due to the continuing bus driver shortage, it has become necessary for some route adjustments this year. Changes have been made to Routes 5, 8, 11, 12 and 13. Route 8 (a.m.) was eliminated and […]

Groups call for full and fair funding amendment to the state constitution

In a letter to legislators penned on July 2, officials from the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) called for full and fair funding of California’s public schools. Specifically, they called for introducing a Constitutional amendment to add funding for California’s education system. The letter, addressed to California Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, read as follows: […]

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