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Performance for a cause

A play held at Mariposa County High School raised $2,245 for victims of the 2017 Detwiler Fire. “Displaced: A Musical Animal Adventure” was written and directed by MCHS teacher Bryan Starchman. Shown presenting a check to the Mariposa Community Foundation to be used to help fire victims are, from left: Starchman, Sarah Hull, Dawn Canapary, Daniel Gilger and Jazzy Hawley. […]

SkillsUSA group forms at MCHS



 A new group dedicated to building skills in high school students has formed at Mariposa County High School. MCHS is now offering SkillsUSA as one of the chapters at the school. SkillsUSA is a national organization. More than 335,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA each year, organized into more than 18,000 local chapters and 53 state and territorial associations. In […]

District working with north county families after storm


It’s an unfortunate situation, but school district officials are trying to find solutions for families in northern Mariposa County. Specifically, Mariposa County Unified School District administrators are looking at options for students who live in that area who attend Mariposa County High School. Damage to roads during the March 22 flooding has increased some north county high schoolers’ bus trips […]

FFA honors

Mariposa FFA members Makinna Dulcich (left) and Savannah Smith (right) were elected as an FFA Sectional officers they will serve the Merced/Mariposa FFA section for the 2018-2019 year. Smith will serve as sentinel and Dulcich will serve as treasurer. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username […]

Getting creative

Sierra Foothill Charter School is participating in the Mariposa County Art Council’s Artists in the Schools arts education program. Ceramic artist Phyllis Becker recently led her first class with Erika Miranda’s fifth and sixth graders. Their classroom turned into a ceramic studio as she presented a slide show of ancient pottery and then gave a pinch-pot demo. Everyone got to […]

BBQ dinner fundraiser set at MCHS

A drive through BBQ dinner is being held to help send Mariposa County High School seniors on a trip to Disneyland. It will be held Wednesday, May 9 in the front parking lot area of MCHS. It is scheduled 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale until April 27. A whole meal ticket is $40 and includes a whole tri-tip, […]

Big boost

The Mariposa County government department heads donated $730 to the FFA Dinner Dance fundraiser to be held April 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Pictured is Dr. Eric Sergienko (left) presenting the money to FFA President Sarah Williams. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Goger speaks to students

On Thursday, April 12, Mariposa County High School graduate Cara Goger spoke to MCHS students about her path from PhD student to executive director of the Mariposa County Arts Council. Goger also provided information about the Arts Council’s variety of programs, the work she does behind the scenes and the number of jobs available to those interested in art majors. […]

Adult ed diploma class time changes

There has been a schedule change to the local Adult Education Diploma Class. As of April 2018, the Tuesday night class time will now be held from 4-6 p.m. The Thursday night class will remain at the 6-8 p.m. time. To learn more or to sign up, contact the Alternative Education Office at (209) 742-0290. … An online subscription is […]

Students in county learn skills to improve campus cultures

Scott Backovich is shown meeting with students in a classroom at Mariposa County High School. Submitted photoOlder students throughout the Mariposa County Unified School District learned from a special guest a few weeks ago who shared tips about improving campus cultures. Scott Backovich visited students and held a stress management and coping skills assembly. Backovich is a youth motivational speaker. […]


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