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NEA Foundation to showcase program about public education

At a critical time in America’s 200-plus year tradition of supporting public education, the NEA Foundation will bring together a diverse group of educators, parents, youth activists and donors to share stories and inspire ideas about what it means to keep the promise of public education. With more than 90 percent of the nation’s students who rely on public education […]

Yosemite and Adams Gallery to host awards ceremony and art exhibition on Oct. 6

Winning submissions of the Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest will be on display

These Sierra Foothill Charter School students were some of the winners of the 2018 Yosemite National Park Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest. They will be honored at a special award ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in front of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. They are: Zane Baumann – second place, Gateway […]

Torlakson applauds the signing of dual language legislation

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for signing legislation to promote Dual Language Immersion programs in California just days ago. Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, authored the bill. Assembly Bill 2514 creates 10 grants of $300,000 that will be available to districts to start Dual Language Immersion programs. Money will still have to be allocated by […]

New member at Woodland

Woodland Elementary School recently received a new mascot. The new mascot was purchased by the Woodland Elementary Boosters group. The students decided to name it Buster. Pictured with Buster are Mikayla and Mikenna Seymour, at the school’s recent Back to School Morning. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Yearbook staff at high school receives visit from Gazette

Students in Pete Bothwell’s yearbook class at Mariposa County High School received a visit from staff members at the Mariposa Gazette on Sept. 26. Owners Nicole (left) and Greg Little (right), along with assistant editor Matt Johnson (not shown), were invited to the class by Bothwell to discuss the news industry. Photo by Matt JohnsonStudents in Pete Bothwell’s yearbook class […]

‘The Lion King’ roars into Mariposa


A story familiar to young and old alike will make its way to the stage in Mariposa soon. The Mariposa County High School drama club will present Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” Three shows will be performed in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at the MCHS campus. Shows will be held Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3 […]

FFA Halloween Carnival sure to be a THRILLER

And whosoever shall be found, without the soul for entering the haunted house, must stand and face the hounds of hell and rot inside a corpse’s shell

Community members are sure to be thrilled to death with the first-ever FFA Halloween Carnival, coming up next week. It will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mariposa County High School’s Croft Court, and is sure to send shivers down the spines of those who attend. The event is free to the public. The event […]

VFW kicks off annual essay contests for youth in area

Robyn Anzulis (center), a senior at South Carroll High School in Sykesville, Md., was named the 2017-18 Voice of Democracy first-place winner. Robyn’s speech on the theme, “American History: Our Hope for the Future,” won her a $30,000 college scholarship. High school students in Mariposa County have the same opportunity to earn prize money. Submitted photoVeterans of Foreign Wars Post […]

ICES Children’s Fair set Sept. 29

The 29th annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. The event is sponsored by Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES), which, along with other agencies, organizations, child care centers and licensed family child care providers, will be offering free activities. A few highlights of this year’s event […]

Wild about wildlife

Yosemite Valley School students recently had the chance to learn from Beth Pratt Bergstrom, California regional executive director, from the National Wildlife Federation (top row, far left). She presented a program about wildlife in the region and how the community can be stewards of the animals. In addition, she taught about Los Angeles Mountain Lion P-22, which she has been […]

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