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Work hard, play hard

Submitted photoOver the weekend of Sept. 28, the Natural Helpers from Mariposa County High School had their annual retreat to learn about various topics relating to how to effectively be there for other students on campus. After a long day of work, the students ended the night with some games. Natural Helpers are looking forward to the events and activities […]

Learning from a pro

Submitted photoJenni Kiser (right), owner of Mountain Fitness, spoke with Mariposa County High School students on Thursday, Oct. 10, as part of the Academic Booster Club’s Career Lunch series. Kiser spoke with students about her interesting career path and answered their questions about what it is like to be a personal trainer. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, […]

A tale as old as time…

Beauty and the Beast production arrives at MCHS this month


Some of the cast members for the 2019 MCHS production of “Beauty and the Beast” are shown at a practice earlier in October. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s a tale as old as time — just with a new twist. Mariposa County High School will present its fall performance, “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” this month. There are four shows slated: […]

Taco meal set Nov. 1 to support science camp


It is that time of the year again: the leaves are changing colors and beginning to fall. Children have settled into their classrooms and the Greeley Hill Elementary volleyball team has started out undefeated. Friendships are growing along with the pumpkin harvest for the year. The CoyoteFest has come and gone. Greeley Hill Elementary officials thanked those who came out […]

There’s ink in their blood: YVS students gain a passion for reporting the news

Gazette co-owner and editor Greg Little (center) is shown instructing students at Yosemite Valley School on one of the facets of journalism. Submitted photoA collaboration between the Mariposa Gazette and Yosemite Valley School is inching closer to a tangible creation. Staff members from the Gazette have been working with students at the school to publish The Yosemite Eye in an […]

Excited about learning

Photo by Matt JohnsonSierra Foothill Conservancy staff and docents hosted nearly 100 fifth and sixth graders from Mariposa Elementary School through a series of outdoor environmental education stations to honor California Clean Air Day. The event was held Oct. 3. Stations included yoga, creek and land exploration, predator prey studies, animal movement and binocular exploration. Nature Force youth ambassador students […]

Providing a lift

Submitted photoEl Portal Elementary School has now participated in every Yosemite Facelift since the first one in 2004. The Facelift is an annual opportunity for students and community members to celebrate and give back to Yosemite National Park, where the school has enjoyed countless outings and field trips over the years. The entire school, grades K-12, participated, picking up trash […]

French fun

Submitted photoInspired by French Club’s booth at the Club Faire on Oct. 1, French 3 class at Mariposa County High School played the classic French game pétanque in fourth period. Pétanque is similar to what most Americans know as bocce. The goal of the game is to toss or roll steel balls (“boules”) as close as possible to a small […]

First 5 supports SFCS

Submitted photoThe First 5 Express, a mobile children’s activity unit, stopped by Chelsea Kamins’ transitional kindergarten/kindergarten class at Sierra Foothill Charter School in late September. First 5 highlights the importance of a child’s earliest years and the positive impact adults can have on brain development through talking, reading and singing. After activity time in the class, each child received a […]

Hey, buddy old pal

Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School takes pride in the kind and helpful ways the older students support the younger ones at the grade TK-8 school. Buddy classes are one way staff members create cross-age learning opportunities. Upper grade classes meet with younger classes about once a week to read together, create artwork or participate in other structured activities. Students benefit […]


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