Inside Education

Part 18: It’s the journey, not the destination

TRAVELS WITH STARCHMAN

 Editor’s note: Bryan Starchman is an English and drama teacher at Mariposa County High School. He was taking a sabbatical to go on an adventure across the United States to see historic or noteworthy sites. He was planning to publish a book based on his experience. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Starchman has returned to California and is safely sheltered […]

Senior stars

Submitted photosAmong the many items Mariposa County High School valedictorians picked up from school on June 10 was a package from the MCHS Academic Boosters Club containing a gift card to Savourys Restaurant, a Visa gift card, commemorative booklets for themselves and their families and cards of congratulations. Sierra Tel’s donation helped make these gifts possible. Sierra Sisters Designs designed […]

State announces free online suicide prevention training

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced last week that the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education, is launching a free online suicide prevention training program available to middle and high school staff and students throughout the state. “The Covid-19 pandemic not only disrupted the academic lives of our students […]

MCUSD names employees of the year, honors retirees at a virtual ceremony

 It had to be done over the internet, but the Mariposa County Unified School District still found a way to honor its employees of the year, as well as those employees who are retiring. MCUSD held a virtual ceremony to honor those groups on June 4. MCUSD Food Service Lead Viktor Richards was awarded the 2019-2020 Classified Employee of the […]

Banking on their support

Submitted photoThe Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club extends thanks to Yosemite Bank for its donation to its organization this year. The donation made it possible for ABC to take a bus full of MCHS students to UC Merced for lab tours back in March. It also aided in ABC’s ability to partner with the Mariposa County Unified School […]

District meals to continue into summer months

The Mariposa County Unified School District has been providing meals to students and their families who are in need during Covid-19. The district announced meal service for all Mariposa youth under 18 will continue this summer from June 15 to July 29. Note that the serving location in Catheys Valley has been moved to McCay Hall. All meals will be […]

McCord a recent grad of Grove City College

The campus of picturesque Grove City College is shown. Submitted photoShannon McCord was one of 449 seniors to earn their degree from Grove City College on May 16. McCord earned a bachelor of science degree in international business and is from Mariposa. Grove City College (www.gcc.edu) is a highly ranked, nationally recognized private liberal arts and sciences college that helps […]

Grads galore

Courtesy photoSierra Foothill Charter School, along with other schools in the county, didn’t let social distancing steal the celebration from the eighth grade graduates. SFCS held a special drive-up promotion event for eighth graders who will move on to high school. Staff members lined the driveway with signs, horns, shouts and whistles to welcome each car decorated in honor of […]

Travels Part 17: Are we there yet?

TRAVELS WITH STARCHMAN

Here is a picture of a 10-year-old Bryan Starchman with his family, including Uncle Dale, Aunt Jane and Ohio cousins in San Diego. Submitted photoEditor’s note: Bryan Starchman is an English and drama teacher at Mariposa County High School. He was taking a sabbatical to go on an adventure across the United States to see historic or noteworthy sites. He […]

School board meeting an important one this week

Important work is accomplished at every school board meeting each month, but this week’s Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting will be extra important. The Thursday, June 18 board meeting for MCUSD and the Mariposa County Office of Education will feature discussion and action regarding the 2020-21 budget. This discussion is especially important given the current status of the […]


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