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Yosemite and Ansel Adams Gallery to hold annual Gateway Expressions Contest

Submissions due soon; winning artwork will be featured in Ansel Adams Gallery

Officials from Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery have announced the opening of the ninth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest. This contest celebrates the artistic creativity of local youth living in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest is open to all students, grades TK-12, who live within the gateway community […]

A link to success: new program at MCHS helps freshmen acclimate to high school



MCHS senior Patricia Flanagan (right) teams up with a new freshman to try to pop a balloon while standing back-to-back. It was one of the many activities during the Link Crew freshmen introduction. Photo by Matt Johnson Dozens of freshmen students received an enthusiastic welcome to high school life last week. The freshmen were led into the Mariposa County High […]

Here are back-to-school tips for sports parents

Submitted photo There are many reasons to celebrate moms and dads this back-to-school season, not the least of which is their commitment to contributing so much of their precious time and hard-earned money to their children’s after-school and weekend youth sports activities. Parents of children involved in sports have a lot on their plate during the busy fall season: driving […]

2019 Physical fitness test results released for MCUSD



 Healthy living naturally leads to better performance in the classroom. That’s why California Education Code Section 60800 requires each school district or charter school with students in grades five, seven and nine to administer the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to each student in those grades. The PFT designated for use by the California State Board of Education is the […]

Lookin’ good!

Photo by Matt JohnsonFor those who haven’t seen it yet, this is the new gymnasium floor at Mariposa County High School. The flooring was renovated with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds after receiving water damage. The floor features a massive bear with the letter ‘M’ on it. The court was named Trace DeSandres Court, in honor of the legendary […]

State supe announces new media literacy resources available online

Tony ThurmondState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced on Aug. 7 that the California Department of Education (CDE) has created a comprehensive online media literacy resource page for educators. The page provides access to free K–12 resources, instructional materials, lesson plans and curriculum curated by a variety of recognized experts in the area of media literacy. “These resources will […]

Wide variety of activities available for 4-H youth

4-H is a youth development program of the University of California Cooperative Extension, which is collaboration between federal, state and county governments. The 4-H youth development advisors work with other staff and volunteers to deliver the 4-H program in Mariposa County. 4-H is an educational program to assist youth in their development by providing learn-by-doing educational experiences, developing skills that […]

Booster club urges former grads to consider donating caps and gowns

2019 MCHS grad Alex Marquez is shown. Grads are requested to donate their caps and gowns. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe Mariposa County High School Academic Booster Club is spreading the word about an important request. The request is that caps and gowns used by former graduates can be dropped off at the MCHS Counseling Office for future graduates to use. […]

Linked together

Submitted photoFor a few days leading up to the start of the school year, Mariposa County High School’s group of Link Leaders got together to get ready for New Student Orientation. Link Crew is a group at MCHS which pairs upperclassmen with incoming freshmen to help them get acquainted to high school life. It is a new program at MCHS. […]

Day at the lake

Submitted photoOver the weekend of Aug. 10, Mariposa County High School ASB students held their annual retreat at Bass Lake to start their work for the new year. Each year ASB members come together over the summer for three days for team building activities and to get a jump start on the work they do throughout the year. This year, […]


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