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Yosemite Valley School students ‘eye’ newspaper production skills



Shown is the first ever ‘The Yosemite Eye’ publication, which was created by students at Yosemite Valley School. Visible in the photo are: Zachary Smith, Karessa Smith, Dameer Ghallab, Ella Ruth Reynolds, Eva Peterson, Martin Peterson, Pearl Johnson, Gabriela Morris, Anthony Boyer, Amber Boyer, Jack Killian, Dahlia Munoz, Maria Victoria, Espinosa Peterson and Patsy Kirtland. Submitted photoStudents at Yosemite Valley […]

State superintendent announces launch of new mobile app for content standards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced the release of the California Department of Education’s (CDE) first-ever mobile app for the California Content Standards, a powerful tool that provides quick, targeted access to standards related to the arts, computer science, health education, history–social science, and mathematics. Content standards are utilized by educators to design the knowledge, concepts, and […]

Violet Matlock named to Bucknell dean’s list

Violet MatlockMariposa’s Violet Matlock, class of 2022, was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University during the spring semester of the 2018- 19 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition. Located in Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a private liberal arts university […]

Tovar graduates from Chico State

Gabi TovarOne woman with local ties has advanced from being a Grizzly to a Wildcat and now to an Aggie. Carol and David Thomas announced the graduation of their daughter, Gabrielle Tovar. Gabi, a 2015 Mariposa County High School graduate, completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Health Education at Chico State on May […]

SFCS’s Harry wins Sierra Tel math award

Contest has been held many years

Sayer Harry (right) is shown receiving his awards from Debbie Peters of Sierra Tel.Sierra Tel representative Debbie Peters stopped by the Sierra Foothill Charter School campus during announcements on Wednesday, June 5, to make a special presentation. For 54 years, Sierra Tel has sponsored a contest in mathematics among the elementary schools located in the company’s serving area in Eastern […]

Screenings held

On Thursday, May 30, Dr. Lisa Carisio, B.A., D.C., provided scoliosis screenings for Sierra Foothill Charter School seventh and eighth graders. She also checked for tight muscles. All findings were sent home to parents/ guardians with students. SFCS appreciates Carisio providing this service to students. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

MCHS annual Senior Awards and Scholarship Night held

High school students were recognized for their hard work at a special ceremony held June 4. Mariposa County High School held its annual Senior Awards and Scholarship Night. Students are listed with their honors and scholarships: Valedictorians Devon Acker-James: Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, President’s Gold Award, CA Department of Education Honors at Graduation, CIF Scholar Athlete, CSF Life Member, […]

Going back in time

Submitted photoIn May, Teena Starchman’s third and fourth graders at Sierra Foothill Charter School went on a field trip to the Mariposa History Museum. They toured the original Mariposa Gazette building and saw how newspapers used to be made, watched a demonstration in the Blacksmith’s Shop, toured the museum, panned for gold and watched a demonstration of the stamp mill. […]

Giving a boost: area businesses and groups step up to help booster club

Submitted photosThroughout the year, several community members and organizations have donated to the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Boosters. One of the biggest events of the year for the boosters is coming up on Friday at the Sober Grad celebration, held to allow high school graduates to have a safe place to enjoy graduation. Community members Dick and Jeri Schellentrager […]

Program provides job skills, exploration for students



MCUSD employee Lori Barrett (left) is shown with Donna Waddell, WorkAbility coordinator with Madera-Mariposa SELPA. WorkAbility is a program which gives students with special needs a leg up. It pairs them with businesses or organizations in their communities to give them job skills and to make them more marketable for future employment. The program is overseen locally by Barrett. Photo […]


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