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CRTA fundraiser party set Feb. 26 in Merced

The California Retired Teachers Association of Merced/Mariposa will host the 23rd annual Jane Goul table games party on Monday, Feb. 26. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal Street in Merced. The cost is $8 per person. This is CRTA’s fundraiser for scholarships to students from Merced Junior College who are going […]

Mariposa’s Medema named to dean’s list at Wooster

Anna Medema, a resident of Mariposa, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at The College of Wooster. Medema, a current college sophomore and high school graduate of Mariposa County High School, achieved a grade point average of 3.65 or above. The College of Wooster is a premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Every Wooster senior […]

Substance abuse support group forming at MCHS



Help is on the way for local youth struggling with substance abuse. Mariposa County High School, in partnership with Mariposa County Alcohol and Drug Services, has formed a confidential substance abuse support group which will meet on campus every Friday. The group will meet from 8-9 a.m. every Friday during the school’s “late start” day. The school day starts later […]

The Lions share: Greeley Hill Backpack program receives large donation of food from local club

In the left photo above, Lions Club volunteers are shown with school staff. From left, Deana Lesley (secretary), Wayne Forsythe (school board president, Lions Club volunteer), Miles Menetrey (District 5 County Supervisor, Lions Club volunteer) and Tracie Baughn (principal) are shown; in the photo above right, students DJ Dowell, Dominic Rodrigues and Jacob Pebworth are shown holding some of the […]

Amstutz winner of geography bee

Moves one step closer to $50,000 college scholarship

From left, Hazel Messick (second place) and Lupin Amstutz (first place) are shown after the geography bee at El Portal Elementary. Submitted photos El Portal Elementary eighth grader Lupin Amstutz won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. The Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. […]

Facilities, projects discussed at school board study session

Charter school approved, eligible if district wants to receive funds


Some school facilities across the Mariposa County Unified School District are in dire need of repair, including at Woodland Elementary (shown in 2016). The district has already begun the process of improving some of the roofs in the district, and a few more projects are planned for the near future. Photo by Greg Little A variety of topics were discussed […]

Decathlon team earns 13 medals at regional

Members of the team are shown, from left: Kae Kimbro, Kim Monson, Tyler Mangan, Hannah Swiecki, Dakota Petrich, Samantha Norman, Ava Dunlavey and Ruby Yager. Submitted photosThe Academic Decathlon team at Mariposa County High School showed off its smarts at a regional competition on Saturday in Sonora. In the competition the team earned 13 medals, a record for the school. […]

Winter formal one of many upcoming events for MCHS

Winter formal is coming up at Mariposa County High School. It will be on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the gymnasium. Tickets for the students are $9 with an ASB Card and $12 without. Students should stop by the table at the front of school during lunch to obtain them. MCHS is offering freshmen the chance to take the PSAT 9 […]

Laizer publishes original work in International Teacher Mag

Yosemite resident Kim Laizer from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, has published an original article titled “Sustainable education: Birth of the Naiyobi Women’s Project” in International Teacher Magazine. International Teacher Magazine is an online resource that gives international teachers an opportunity to express their views and share their experiences. In the article Laizer helps support women’s development in Naiyobi and the […]

Students learn about careers in MCHS’s public service course


Students in Mariposa County High School’s Intro to Public Service class are gaining information about potential career paths. The students in the class hear from guest speakers on a regular basis. These guests are professionals involved in service-oriented careers in Mariposa County. Recently, sports and education editor Matt Johnson spoke to the class about the career path of journalism. Johnson […]


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