Inside Education

Principals wear many hats, always stay busy



Erin Vereschagin is shown in a classroom at MES last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonEditor’s note: As part of National Principals Month, Gazette writer Matt Johnson shadowed MES principal Erin Vereschagin for a morning recently. He had the chance to observe her and all of the many “hats” she wears in her role. Here are some of his observations. Erin […]

Partnering up

Submitted photoYosemite Valley School students had the opportunity to partner with ranger David Campbell, a biologist with vegetation and ecological restoration, to harvest and plant milkweed seeds in a lot behind the schoolyard. Students learned firsthand about the relationship between the milkweed plant and the monarch butterfly. This service-learning project will help to restore the rapidly declining numbers of the […]

Jog-A-Thon fundraiser set to go at SFCS

Elle Sexton, Tennessee Blagg, Tavin Vaziralli, and Rhu Jones ran the most laps in their age category in last year’s Jog-a-thon. See any SFCS student or go to sierrafoothillcharterschool.org/donate to make a pledge in support of the fundraising event. Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School is kicking off its third annual Jog-a-thon. Students are busy gathering pledges in advance of the […]

Get to know the 2019 homecoming royalty

Trace “Evel Knievel” DeSandres, a teacher and athletic director at MCHS, took to the air to leap over and across four student volunteers during Friday’s homecoming rally. Photo by Matt Johnson Homecoming was held on Friday, Oct. 11 at Mariposa County High School. Here is some background information on each of the homecoming royalty members, including their future plans. Patricia […]

Making improvements

Submitted photoThe Greeley Hill Elementary and Coulterville High School campus is looking better these days. The upper campus building that houses four classrooms and the cafeteria has recently received new siding and paint. The work was completed by a local Mariposa county contractor. This was made possible by Measure L, the school facilities bond that was passed by the voters […]

Music to their ears

Submitted photoAll students in grades 2-12 at Greeley Hill Elementary and Coulterville High School are invited to participate in instrumental band. Many of the students are taking this opportunity to learn how to play an instrument and read music. Teacher Rod Feister comes to the campus every week to work with students. Music students shown from left to right include […]

Own a piece of history

Submitted photoOwn a piece of history! Mariposa County High School is giving the MCHS Academic Booster Club six of the original ceiling tiles from Fiester Auditorium for ABC’s fundraiser party at the Gold Coin. The event is happening Friday, Nov. 1, from 6-10 p.m. Event tickets can be purchased at the Gold Coin, the Maripsoa Visitor Center, or Pony Expresso. […]

Students get a feel for what the future could hold with recent trip

Mariposa FFA took a group of 13 senior and junior ag students to visit some colleges in northern California earlier in October. The first stop was in Quincy, Calif. at Feather River College. Some of the students in the group expressed interest in making it their home next year. Submitted photoMaking decisions about college and future careers is one of […]

Be part of the club

Submitted photoASB hosted the Mariposa County High School Club Fair on Oct. 1. Each club on campus had a table set up with info about the club, what they do and ways that students could get involved. Students had a chance to learn about all the activities, events and opportunities that are available at the school. … An online subscription […]

Expressing thanks

Submitted photoMariposa FFA would like to express thanks for O’Reilly Auto Parts for participating in the WIX filters FFA rebate program. Pictured from left are: Abbey Fillion (Chapter Secretary), Davis Bryant (Chapter Sentinel), Morgan James (Chapter Vice President) and Montana Phillips (Chapter President). WIX Filters started a box top redemption program with FFA in which they will donate 25 cents […]


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