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School board candidates touch on wide variety of questions at AAUW forum

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By MATT JOHNSON, Assistant Editor Two school board candidates squared off last Thursday for close to 30 minutes at a forum hosted by the Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). District 3 incumbent candidate Judy Eppler and her challenger, Christy Wall, spoke on topics such as special education, bullying, how to attract new teachers and more. The […]

Torlakson shares the results of state tests

Tom Torlakson State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced last week that 2018 scores for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests in English Language Arts and mathematics increased further from the gains students made in 2017. Statewide, in all tested grades, 49.88 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts/ literacy standards, […]

Coffee with a cop

Mariposa Elementary School held a Coffee With A Cop event on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the school campus. Students got to enjoy hot cocoa and speak with local law enforcement officers. Officers from the Mariposa County Sheriffs Office, Mariposa California Highway Patrol and Mariposa County Probation were on hand. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content […]

Witches, ghouls, more expected in MES parade on Halloween

A favorite tradition for elementary school students will be held this month. Mariposa Elementary School’s Halloween parade will be held at 9 a.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31. The parade will leave campus from 6th Street and will walk on Jones Street until the students reach the Mariposa County Courthouse. Then the students will turn around and return to campus on […]

Greeley Hill Lions praised

Three students caught the eyes of the staff at Greeley Hill Elementary for their good work during the course of the last month. Teachers at the north county school chose Eugene Snyder, Caleb Snyder and Sage Inman as the students of the month. The teachers praised the students as hard workers and students who stay on task. They were also […]

Splish splash

On Saturday, Sept. 29 the Mariposa County High School junior class held a fundraiser car wash to raise money for prom, which will be held in the spring. The students washed cars at Take N Bake Pizza’s parking lot in Mariposa. Shown from left are students Matthew Fryer and Will Harris. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view […]

W hat ’s new?

Mariposa Elementary School had a brand new marquee installed last week on its campus. It is located near the drop off and pick up area. “It’s pretty spiffy,” said principal Erin Vereschagin. The marquee will allow parents and others who are interested to easily view important and timely announcements from the outside of the school building. Submitted photo… An online […]

Coming down to the wire

FREE School board candidates share thoughts on wide variety of topics as election nears

Editor’s note: District 3 Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustee candidates Judy Eppler and Christy Wall answered questions from the Gazette recently about why they believe they are the best fit for the school board. Eppler is the incumbent, Wall is the challenger. The election is Nov. 6. The Gazette was also on hand to cover a debate […]

Yosemite and Adams Gallery to host awards ceremony and art exhibition on Oct. 6

Winning submissions of the Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest will be on display

These Sierra Foothill Charter School students were some of the winners of the 2018 Yosemite National Park Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest. They will be honored at a special award ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in front of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. They are: Zane Baumann – second place, Gateway […]

Torlakson applauds the signing of dual language legislation

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for signing legislation to promote Dual Language Immersion programs in California just days ago. Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, authored the bill. Assembly Bill 2514 creates 10 grants of $300,000 that will be available to districts to start Dual Language Immersion programs. Money will still have to be allocated by […]


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