Inside Education

SFCS students show courage

Students at Sierra Foothill Charter School were recognized for exemplifying courage. The award recipients included: Aria Conklin, Maxwell Holbrook, Mallory Allen, Michael Parks, Trent Davis, Amaryllis Joslin, Gavin Edwards, Natalee Marundee and Daisy Salonen. Not pictured: Eska Lipsey. Submitted photoEach month, Sierra Foothill Charter School focuses on different “core virtues” as part of its character education program. Students who exemplify […]

School district using programs to promote healthy living



  A few of the programs the Mariposa County Unified School District and the county of Mariposa are using to improve healthy lifestyles were outlined on Jan. 22. The programs were commented on during a special meeting between the John C. Fremont Healthcare District and the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Mariposa County Health Officer Eric Sergienko and Mariposa County […]

Event set for soon-to-be MCHS freshmen

Attention soon-to-be high school freshman and their parents: you’ll want to mark your calendars for an important evening later this month. Mariposa County High School will be holding an event to familiarize future freshmen with the school. The event will be held throughout the day on Thursday, Feb. 27. Incoming freshman will have an opportunity to tour the school, choose […]

Genung earns a degree from WGU

A local resident has earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). Elizabeth Genung of Mariposa has earned a Master of Arts in Teaching, Social Science (5-12) degree. The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 167,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997. WGU has recognized 5,617 undergraduate and 4,302 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their […]

MCUSD Kindergarten round-up now slated

The Mariposa County Unified School District will be holding its Kindergarten Round-Up in February and March. The round-up will be held at: • El Portal Elementary: Feb. 25, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. • Greeley Hill Elementary: Feb. 24, from 2-3 p.m. • Lake Don Pedro Elementary: Feb. 26, from 3-5 p.m. • Mariposa Elementary: March 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m. • Woodland Elementary: […]

FFA Booster Dinner Dance ticket process changes

The Mariposa FFA Boosters Dinner Dance is a one of the most popular events in the county each year, and serves as a major fundraiser for the local FFA chapter. However, the ticket purchase process has become a bit muddled in recent years. So difficult, in fact, that in a letter distributed among the community, organizers called it “a difficult […]

County resident is honored by Gonzaga

Local resident Georgina Fidela Royse of Yosemite National Park earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for fall semester 2019. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed. Gonzaga University is a private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students. Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Wash., Gonzaga is […]

Two locals named to Columbia College fall 2019 president’s list

Columbia College has named 231 students to its fall 2019 semester president’s list. This honor is reserved for students completing 12 or more units of coursework in a single semester at Columbia College and earning a cumulative grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0, with no grade lower than “C.” Locally, Mariposa’s Jessica Segale and Malcolm Vincent were named to […]

What’s the word at Woodland?

 Woodland Elementary School’s media class, taught by Regan Rowley, has been creating its own news bulletins or newsletters, which are being shared in the Mariposa Gazette throughout the school year. The students will include pertinent information about the latest happenings at the school. The students worked hard to create this new edition for inclusion in the Gazette. Students Maegan Matchett […]

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Arts Council’s Poetry Out Loud program aided by actress Northrop

Actress Lynn Northrop of “General Hospital” fame was a surprise guest recently at Mariposa County High School. She helped students prepare to compete in Poetry Out Loud. Submitted photoMariposa County High School students participating in the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) program — a national poetry recitation contest — welcomed actress Lynn Herring Northrop (Lucy Coe of […]


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