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AAUW to host speech contest on violence in schools on Feb. 26 at MCHS auditorium

Why is violence in schools escalating? What can be done? Could it happen here? Community members are invited to hear local high school students speak on this topic at a speech contest hosted by Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women). The free event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at Mariposa County High School’s Fiester Auditorium. […]

Making their mark

Submitted photo The Mariposa FFA Parli Pro Novice team shown above took fifth overall and the Advanced Team took fourth overall at the Modesto Junior College Field Day, held on Feb. 2. Mariposa FFA member Morgan James received a high chair award…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

Kindergarten roundup set for February

The 2019 Kindergarten Roundup has been scheduled across the Mariposa County Unified School District. Roundup will be held at the following sites on the following days: • El Portal Elementary: Feb. 27, 3-4 p.m. • Greeley Hill Elementary: Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m. • Lake Don Pedro Elementary: Feb. 28, 3-5 p.m. • Mariposa Elementary: Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m. • Woodland […]

Honor students recognized in north county

Greeley Hill Elementary and Coulterville High School recently held an awards ceremony for top performing students. Submitted photoGreeley Hill Elementary and Coulterville High School held a fall semester awards ceremony recently. Students were recognized for their achievements in academics, citizenship, attendance and more. School teachers recognized the following students who were named on the Honor Roll for the first semester. […]

Outdoor learning

Submitted photoWhat could be better than learning in a national park? Yosemite Valley students recently enjoyed a brisk walk around Cook’s Meadow, while learning about the iconic features of the scenic area. Shown in the front row, from left, are: Sierra Harrington, Weston Helling, Sutsie Ludwig, Harper Klarcyk, Sadie Nash, Nizhoni Atwell, Nollie Buskeness, Jude Johnson, Thatcher Ludwig and Annin […]

Having a magical time

Submitted photoOn Friday, Feb. 1, Yosemite Valley School students took part in a magical assembly. Two life long educators, Kathy Machado and Marilyn Munoz, traveled from Groveland to present a magic show. Their performance not only awakened the student’s sense of what is possible but taught them the importance of water conservation in California. California gold, as Machado (magician) and […]

Safety stressed

Submitted photoStarting this year, representatives from Mariposa Safe Families began teaching weekly lessons from the Second Step Child Protection unit to students in transitional kindergarten through grade 4. Students will learn three types of safety: personal safety, touching safety and assertiveness. Recently, for example, Mariposa Safe Family representatives gave Teena Starchman’s third and fourth grade students many different scenarios, such […]

Budding talents

Submitted photoIn floral design class at Mariposa County High School, students showed off their budding talents by creating their own Valentine’s Day themed arrangements. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free […]

Rock N’ Write written, directed by students

Show in its second year features scenes based on popular songs


From left, Mariposa County High School students Jazzy Hawley and Ivy Smith are shown practicing a scene for the upcoming Rock N’ Write event. Hawley plays an overbearing mother who is obsessed with her daughter entering a beauty pageant and trains her daughter relentlessly. This event is an offshoot, or tied to, the Youth Voices event, which has been held […]

School district seeks community input on the next superintendent

Survey, forum will be available this month to public

The board of trustees for the Mariposa County Unified School District and the Mariposa County Office of Education is in the process of conducting a superintendent search in order to hire the district’s next superintendent. The current schools superintendent Robin Hopper notified the public she intends to step down at the end of June. Juan Garza of Leadership Associates — […]


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