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Reps chosen

Submitted photoThe following students from Sierra Foothill Charter School were chosen to serve as class representatives at the school for the third trimester: Keegan Smerber, Waylon Hance, Eva Smerber, Natalee Marundee, Cassi Williams, Celianna Lee, Andrayah Collins and William Wall. Class reps meet with Principal/Superintendent Mindy Bolar to share ideas, help with decision making and serve as student leaders to […]

Striking up a good time

Submitted photoThe Alley played host recently to Sierra Foothill Charter School’s Chili Cook Off and Dessert Auction. The Alley, June Bug Cafe, Savourys, 1850 Restaurant and Brewing, Little Oven Pizza, Gold Coin Sports Grill & Bar, Miner’s Inn Restaurant and BB’s Catering entered the chili contest. The Alley was declared the winner. The Jespersons (shown) entertained those in attendance with […]

Specs shared about MCUSD mobile health clinic

District to move forward with purchase — using grant funds — for vehicle


The MCUSD school board approved a contract to purchase a mobile medical vehicle. This is an example of what a mobile health clinic could look like. It is not the actual vehicle which MCUSD will purchase. The photo below gives an inside look at the clinic, which will have a waiting room, restroom area, medical exam area and dental exam […]

Students get outdoors and enjoy Creek Week



County planner Mikey Goralnik (left) makes a point about the Mariposa Creek to students last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonOne of the major focuses of the inaugural “Creek Week” held last week was to educate local school children about the creek. Creek Week’s Education Day was held last Thursday for fifth and sixth graders at Mariposa Elementary School. Close to […]

Parli Pro team at MCHS state bound



Adavanced Parli Pro coach Regan Rowley is shown during a recent practice session. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhen people think of competing, they might think about sports, a game show or even a musical contest. But one competition that doesn’t often come to mind is Parli Pro. And for those who take part in Parli Pro, it’s just as competitive as […]

GoFundMe campaign to aid three students

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help three local students attend a competitive national math event. Tyler Pike, Xavier Dacanay and Jonah Dacanay each did well enough in a pre-test to qualify for the prestigious MathCON competition. Xavier Dacanay is a fifth grader, while Pike is in seventh grade. Jonah Dacanay is a freshman at Mariposa County High School. […]

Spanish scholarship winners to study in U.S. through foundation

ASSE Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from Spain. All these students have received scholarships through a partnership with the Amancio Ortega Foundation in Spain. The foundation’s goal is to bring Spanish scholarship students to the U.S. The Foundation carefully screens and selects 100 students who have passed the high academic qualifications […]

Tadd Sexton honored for music ability

Tadd SextonMusic teacher Gail Vanderslik announced Tuesday that Tadd Sexton was music student of the month at Sierra Foothill Charter School. He is the son of Monique and Jacob Sexton. Tadd is 13 years old and in the eighth grade. He stated, “playing the guitar is fun and challenging. It takes lots of practice, but then it gets easier.” Tadd […]

Scenes from Creek Week

Photo by Matt JohnsonAs one part of the first ever Creek Week, local students stopped by the Mariposa Creek Parkway to explore and learn. In the photo above, NatureBridge’s John Patton works with students to identify what appears to be a small insect. Lindsey Roberts, outreach manager for Sierra Foothill Conservancy, hosts students from Mariposa Elementary School at one of […]

Student Loan Association can help students, interest-free

The Mariposa County Student Loan Association is providing interest-free loans to Mariposa’s graduating high school students for college/trade school expenses. The loans are repaid as the students graduate or end their educational pursuits. The purpose of the organization is to promote the educational future of Mariposa County High School graduates by providing interest-free loans for college/ trade school expenses. There […]


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