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Smart Start

Submitted photoStart Smart is a two hour class, hosted by the California Highway Patrol, with the focus on teenage drivers and their parents or guardians. The class will cover the Graduated Driver’s License and emphasize on how poor decisions made while driving can affect many lives and families. Call Officer Matt Chance at (209) 966-3656 to reserve a spot in […]

Jim Freeman is hired as principal of park schools

Comes to area from Sacramento

Jim FreemanA new principal has been introduced at the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Park and El Portal schools. Jim Freeman is transitioning from his current home in Sacramento to Mariposa County. “It is with great excitement that I introduce myself to you,” wrote Freeman in a Facebook post on the Friends of Yosemite Valley Schools page. “My family and I have […]

Greeley Hill School Parent Club raises funds for school supplies

John KirbyA local nonprofit group, the Greeley Hill Parent Club, raised close to $800 for students in northern Mariposa County. They did so this summer through an online fundraiser on the group’s Facebook page, “Greeley Hill School Parent/ Community News.” Community members could choose to donate any amount they wanted to help out. Fundraiser organizer John Kirby said the funds […]

Looking cool for back to school

Courtesy photosThe John C. Fremont Healthcare District hosted a Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 3. JCF was able to provide close to 200 backpacks with supplies to all the children who came out. Several community organizations were on-site at the JCF campus to share information with guests as well.  … An online subscription is required to view […]

Personnel changes made to MCUSD maintenance and transportation depts

 A few changes have been made to the Mariposa County Unified School District maintenance and transportation departments. MCUSD officials announced that Robert Visscher has been hired as the new maintenance foreman. “He has skills you just wouldn’t believe,” said MOTFW director Linda Mayfield. “He is a breath of fresh air here.” He comes to Mariposa County from Holland with over […]

Banding together

Photo by Matt JohnsonA special band camp was held at the start of August for students in the Mariposa County Unified School District. Students in grades 4-11 came together under the direction of band director Rod Fiester, to practice marching and performing for the upcoming Labor Day parade, to be held Saturday, Aug. 31 in Mariposa. The students are shown […]

2019-20 school year brings many new faces to MCUSD

Joshua Kim, the new director of special education services at MCUSD, is shown at the Aug. 8 school board meeting in Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonAfter the many changes that have come about after the end of the 2018- 2019 school year, officials from the Mariposa County Unified School District announced that its team is growing with some new staff […]

They go nuts for nutrition

Photo by Matt JohnsonThree employees from the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency gave a presentation at the Aug. 8 Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting about a program known as SNAP-Ed. From left, Ginnie Day, Kelley Marty and Kelly Harrison are shown. This program reaches hundreds of students in the county and focuses on educating students about […]

MES pancake breakfast set for Aug. 19

Mariposa Elementary School will be hosting its annual Meet Your Teacher Morning and Pancake Breakfast on Monday, Aug. 19 from 8-10 a.m. The pancake breakfast is open to the public. Coffee, juice, pancakes and sausage will be available for purchase. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Families are encouraged to attend the event to meet their […]

Local instructors attend Berkeley to help out high schoolers with the college app process



Several students attend a camp each year to help prepare themselves for the college application process. Three Mariposa County High School students from years past, (from left) Eliza Amstutz, Laurynn Leonard and Anna Medema, are shown at the camp. Courtesy photos Local educators spent the last few days working with youth from across the state and nation to help them […]


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