Inside Education

Rock N’ Write tickets still available

Rock N Write is back for another year. Following in last year’s footsteps, the show directed by Mariposa County High School students is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the MCHS auditorium. It will feature songs and skits based on popular songs from the high school youth. The cost of admission is $5. Tickets will be available […]

Practicing courage

Submitted photoThroughout the month of January, Sierra Foothill Charter School staff worked with students on the meaning of the core virtue of courage. At a school-wide assembly on Friday, Jan. 25, teachers recognized students who have exemplified this core virtue all school year long. Students Clyde Bell, Zander Baumann, Max Radanovich, Mikey Anderson, Payton Totten, Kensley Silva, unnamed student, Isaiah […]

Jones wins El Portal geography bee

El Portal School recently held it’s seventh annual National Geographic Geography Bee, with more than 50 students participating. After many grueling rounds of tricky geography questions, eighth grader Lily Jones (center) was crowned school champion. Maddy Jacobs (left) and Scarlett Kerr (right) earned second and third place. Jones will now take an online test that, if she scores in the […]

Kids First is holding its annual member roundup

Calling all parents, grandparents, families and neighbors. The Kids First — Mariposa County Schools Foundation is a local membership organization open to those interested in supporting local schools and students. Memberships can be obtained by signing up at Anyone can become a member for just $25 a year, or a family membership for $35. In addition, there are sponsor […]

Story telling events coming to area schools

Thomason to be featured

Storyteller Norm Brecke was one of the Mariposa Storytelling Committee’s featured tellers in 2018. Brecke is shown at Greeley Hill Elementary School. Submitted photoStories have long been important in helping youth develop their imaginations, learn new things and much more. Not to mention, they’re just plain fun to hear. The Mariposa Storytelling Committee is bringing internationally-known storyteller Dovie Thomason to […]

Local students graduate from Fresno Pacific

Two Mariposa County students graduated Dec. 15, 2018, from Fresno Pacific University. Beth Williams and Carrie J. Maddox of Mariposa were among 439 graduates at the university’s spring commencement, which took place in the Selland Arena at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center. Williams received a B.A. in Organizational Leadership. Maddox received a B.A. in Social Work. Williams and Maddox […]

ABC funds MCHS trip into Park

Near the end of January, a group of Mariposa County High School students traveled to Yosemite National Park for a Career and Networking day with Aramark, a global company with thousands of employees operating in 19 countries. Its largest base is in Yosemite with 1,300-1,500 employees during peak season. Students met representatives from hospitality, marketing, finance, culinary, maintenance and other […]

Programs funded by MCHS ABC

A group of Mariposa County High School students is shown at Yosemite National Park, meeting with Aramark employees. The recent trip was funded by the MCHS Academic Boosters Club (ABC), which funds many similar experiences for high school students in Mariposa. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter […]

Bullying town hall meeting set Feb. 15

A town hall meeting will be held in February to discuss the issue of bullying among youth. It will be held Friday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. at the board hearing room at 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa. There will be information about the issue from local nonprofits, advocates and other organizations that help local children and families. Answers to […]

Out and about

Submitted photoMariposa Preschool Co-Op students and families went on a field trip to Pioneer Market on Feb. 7. During their visit, the preschoolers were led by one of the staff members through a behind the scenes look at a grocery store. Students and families toured the bakery, deli, produce area and watched the baler crush the empty boxes into bails […]

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