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Schools seek project bids



Construction crews work at Mariposa County High School on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Photo by Allen LamanAt its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, the Mariposa County Unified School Board approved the seeking of bids for various district facilities projects. These include:• Cement and plaster repairs to the girls lockerroom and back side of the gymnasium at Mariposa County High School.• […]

Kindergarten roundup is scheduled at MES

Mariposa Elementary School officials have announced the annual kindergarten roundup is set this month. The roundup will take place March 15-19 at the school. It will be from 3-4 p.m. each day. Officials said people must call in advance to make an appointment. Call (209) 742-0340 to make an appointment. The program is for children turning 5 years old before […]

Yosemite Valley School students celebrate their ‘101st Dalmatian Day of School’



Yosemite Valley students celebrated their 101st day by incorporating the number into a mix of activities and math, art and writing exercises. Yosemite Valley students who participated in their 101st day of classes include Theo, Weston, Arlo, Toryn, Hannah, Charlotte, Xylia, Abbi, Robbie, Nizhoni, Willow, Miles, Teluchi, Lucy, Sutsie and teachers Ms. DeCecco and Ms. Michelle. Photo submitted by Cathy […]

Jaekle named MCHS athletic director



Bob Jaekle explains a concept to his team during a practice session at the start of the 2017-18 season. Jaekle officially took over as the Mariposa County High School athletic director last week. File photoMariposa County High School has a new athletic director. Bob Jaekle, a former Mariposa County High School Grizzlies basketball coach, was hired as the new director […]

Yosemite High School takes gold in Mock Trial



Yosemite High School ‘s team won the 2021 Madera County Mock Trial this week. It’s the 30th win for the Badgers out of 37 years in competition. Submitted photoFor the 30th time in the event’s 37-year history, Yosemite High School won the 2021 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial held Jan. 26-Feb. 11, battling Madera and Madera South […]

Charter school makes honor roll, opens enrollment for 2021-22 year



Shown is the Sierra Foothill Charter School in Catheys Valley. The school has had a lot happening this year, with top recognition as well as open enrollment which is now underway. Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School in Catheys Valley has earned a spot on the Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for the third time in the past four years. As […]

Teenie Matlock to receive national award for her academic leadership

Teenie MatlockVice Provost for Academic Personnel Teenie Matlock has been honored with the Athena Award for Academic Leadership by the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California, Merced. Matlock, of Mariposa, was selected from a nationally competitive pool of candidates exemplifying high technical achievement along with support for women in technical fields and advancements for gender equity. The […]

Mariposa Adult School offers Spanish Classes

 The Mariposa Adult School has had such a great response to its beginning conversational Spanish course that the school will host another online offering of the subject beginning Feb. 10. It will run on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 on Zoom. All courses offered through Mariposa County Unified School District’s adult school are free of charge. Students must be […]

Yosemite scholarships available

Yosemite Community Scholarships are available for students enrolling in colleges, universities and vocational schools in 2021. Scholarship amounts have historically ranged from $500 to $2,500. To be eligible, students must be graduating from high school during or at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. They must also meet one of the following requirements: Have at least one parent or […]

Mobile health unit is nearly ready for use



The front of the renovated cabin will be used as a dentist’s office.It’s like a dentistry and physician’s office on wheels. Equipped with a reclining chair and a doctor’s station, Mariposa County Unified School District’s new mobile health unit will soon hit the road. The 40-foot-long service vehicle is set to be dispatched throughout the county to provide basic care […]


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