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Students at MCHS demonstrate spirit of giving during this holiday season



Students at MCHS are involved in a few holiday giving initiatives. One is a food drive. Shown in the left back, standing (left to right): Lauren Elmore, Megan Harris, Parker Jones, Rebecca Chenoweth and Lupin Amstutz; right side, standing (left to right): Cael Harry, Will Harris, Beck Westerlund; kneeling (left to right): Kaydence Walker, Jody Khongsakhone, Ruby Yager, Brayden Heard, […]

High school auditorium to be rockin’

 The upcoming Rock N Write performance is scheduled for this Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or at www.mrstarchman.com. Rock N Write is an event which is completely written and directed by the students at MCHS. At the show, the young […]

Woodland students to show off talents at holiday concert

Woodland Elementary School will be holding its K-5 holiday program this month. It will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. at the school. The musical performances will begin at 6:15 p.m. The kindergarten through fifth grade classes will be performing various holiday classics. Complimentary cookies, hot cocoa and coffee will be provided after the show. Many other activities […]

Senator Borgeas announces Senate fellowship applications

2019 Senate Fellows are shown. Submitted photoSenator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) announced the availability of applications for the 2020-21 California Senate Fellows program. The Senate Fellows program provides college graduates an opportunity to become full-time Senate staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in October 2020. The fellowship program is jointly operated by the California Senate […]

Season of giving

Courtesy photoThe annual Sierra Foothill Charter School Toy and Food Drive, led by Andrea Contreras’ grade 7/8 class, began earlier in December and continues through Dec. 13. The drive collects nonperishable food items and new, unwrapped toys. Food will be donated to the local Manna House and toys will be given to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office’s Kops for Kids […]

Getting creative

Submitted photoIn Ag Floral class at Mariposa County High School, students got creative and designed original petal art using their imaginations and anything they could find which was nature related. Students were given only a blank piece of paper and the rest was up to them. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Navi Schiff to meet with MCHS students at the latest Career Lunch

Navi Schiff, a 2014 graduate of Mariposa County High School and of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be the next speaker at the Academic Booster Club’s Career Lunch. It will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12. Schiff will speak with students about being a professional photographer before she heads to Peru to complete her art residency. Thanks to an […]

MCHS annual fall concert has been slated for Dec. 11

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly band is shown at a recent Veterans Day celebration. The band is under the direction of Rod Fiester. The band will be part of the music concert scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 11. Photo by Matt JohnsonMusic to usher in the holiday season will be presented by the Mariposa County High School chorus, while the MCHS […]

Music student of the month is announced

Eric BrownThe latest music student of the month has been announced at Sierra Foothill Charter School. Last week Gail Vanderslik, music teacher at SFCS, announced that Eric Brown was awarded music student of the month of October. He is 9 years old and is in Teena Starchman’s fourth grade class. Eric is the son of Danny and Julie Brown. Eric […]

Star student and NASA standout now prepping for a star-filled future



Calista Lum is having a once-in-a-lifetime junior year, working at NASA. Submitted photo Like many young women, Calista Lum absorbed the message that she was not as capable as her male peers when it came to science, technology, engineering and math. Teachers in her Fairfield high school engineering classes often asked if male classmates had done her work for her. […]


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