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Local students grateful for many things at this time of year



Thanksgiving and the ensuing holiday season should be a time to reflect on things to be grateful and appreciative for. The students at Mariposa County High School were probably grateful to have a week off from school to celebrate Thanksgiving. But they are also grateful for so much more. Here were a few things the students listed when asked what […]

Attitudes of gratitude

Submitted photoPrior to Thanksgiving, students at Mariposa Elementary School created “grateful grams” written on behalf of the entire MES student body for organizations within Mariposa County. This is the first year the MES Parent Club decided to coordinate this effort in order to promote “gratefulness” during the Thanksgiving holiday. The recipients were incredibly surprised and appreciative for the time and […]

Booster club does what boosters do: provides a boost

Courtesy photosWoodland Elementary School booster club volunteers created these unique bulletin boards to improve the look of the school’s multipurpose room. Each bulletin board has a positive message that encourages the students in different ways.   … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a […]

Class outside of the classroom

Park schools once again visit fish hatchery

Park school students are shown at the Merced River Fish Hatchery last week during a field trip. The visit to the hatchery has become a tradition for the park school students. The field trip has been organized by teacher Paul Amstutz over the last few years, and students seem to enjoy it. Submitted photoLast week the 7th-12th grade students from […]

MCHS will be rockin’ on Dec. 13, as Rock N Write returns



 Getting students more involved and letting them become leaders is the idea behind the annual Rock N Write event, which is coming up soon at Mariposa County High School. Rock N Write is an event which is completely written and directed by the students at MCHS. At the show, the young actors and musicians will come together to act out […]

Etiquette education

Photos by Matt JohnsonLast Friday, Vietnam War combat veteran Al Handy (below, left) visited Mariposa Elementary School to discuss American flag etiquette. Handy was representing the Mariposa American Legion Post 567. He went to the third/fourth grade classroom of teacher Melissa Harris (shown below). Handy gave each student a pencil, flag magnet and a book entitled “Let’s Be Right on […]

Passing on knowledge

Submitted photoAs part of the Mariposa County High School Academic Booster Club’s Career Lunch series, MCHS 2008 graduate and Pioneer Market Pharmacist Cody Guenthart (far left) spoke with students on Thursday, Nov. 14, about his time at MCHS through his current career. At MCHS, he was a star athlete in baseball, basketball and football and enjoyed welding and FFA. His […]

New after school program gearing up for January, volunteers sought



A brand new after school program will begin in January for local middle school students. This grant-funded program will be overseen by site coordinator Rose Fluharty as well as Mariposa County Unified School District assistant superintendent of educational services Celeste Azevedo. It will be open to all MCUSD students in grades 6-8. “We are grant funded through the end of […]

State receives $37.5 million literacy grant

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced funding for expansion of current literacy efforts. Courtesy photoState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced on Nov. 5 that the California Department of Education (CDE) was awarded a $37.5 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant. The grant will provide the necessary funds to allow for the expansion of current literacy efforts statewide over […]

Contract officially approved for Aranguena

Was appointed superintendent in September, now has updated contract


Jeff AranguenaIt’s not often that school board meetings leave anyone feeling warm and fuzzy, as they can often go on for many hours, with a focus on handling many of the not-so-exciting things that are needed for a school district to hum along smoothly. But last Thursday’s board meeting was an upbeat one. That’s because the school board moved forward […]


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