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STEM learning offered to female pupils

An opportunity for young female students to explore STEM is being offered at UC Merced. STEM is curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. UC Merced will be holding an event called Expanding Your Horizons, which will allow girls in grades 6-12 to interact with women in STEM fields and […]

Clarke earns dean’s list honors at Norwich

A student from Mariposa County was recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall 2017 semester. Chandler Vincent Clarke of Ahwahnee was honored with the distinction. Norwich University is an institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich University was founded in 1819 and is the oldest private military […]

Can’t ‘mock’ their dedication

Students involved with the Mariposa County High School mock trial team practiced last week at the Mariposa County Courthouse. Shown are team members Morgan James (center) and Jessica Milazzo (left). The team was set to compete in a regional competition on Feb. 6 in Los Banos. See the upcoming edition of the Gazette for results and more information about the […]

Celebrating service and courage

During the month of January, Sierra Foothill Charter School staff worked with students on the meanings of courage and service, the month’s core virtues. On Friday, Jan. 27, students who exemplified these virtues through their actions all school year long were recognized in a school assembly. The following were honored: Yannick Lipsy, Sawyer Newsom, Lucca Petretti-Meek, Salome Williams, Zarya Land, […]

All dressed up

Mariposa County High School students helped out at the annual Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show hosted by Soroptimist International of Mariposa. The proceeds go to help the Soroptimist Club sponsor the Elegant Dress Closet at the Prom Faire to make wearing a prom dress affordable for students. Students modeled some of the dresses available for rent and served […]

Celebrating kindness

The Great Kindness Challenge is a week-long event that is going on across the country to promote a culture of kindness and positivity in schools and communities by challenging students to complete a 50 random act of kindness checklist. This past week at Mariposa County High School, the checklist was distributed and school officials organized lunchtime activities that were related […]

A day at the aquarium

Recently, over 40 Sierra Foothill Charter School home school students, friends and family members spent a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Home school coordinator Stephanie Evans leads this field trip to the aquarium every other year. With the aquarium’s many hands-on displays, it provides an interactive learning experience. In the photo at left, a student uses a digital program […]

Adult ed course offerings across County announced

 Mariposa County adult education courses will be starting up very soon. Courses are offered in academics and skill building and are open to any adults in the community. They begin the week of Feb. 12 unless otherwise noted. The schedule and offerings are as follows: • English as a Second Language (ESL), taught by Kirstie Kari. Location: El Portal Cedar […]

Firefighting students benefit from gift of fire engine from San Bruno

High school now has three pieces of equipment to benefit Grizzlies


Grizzly Fire students at Mariposa County High School display a poster they made in appreciation of the San Bruno Fire Department, which donated a fire engine for use by the students. The students in the class learn the basics of firefighting and get the chance to operate the fire engine, at times. Photo by Matt JohnsonA major donation from a […]

Adult education program expanding across County



From left, adult literacy student James Holder is shown working with tutor Cyndi McCarthy, who has been tutoring since 2014. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe adult education program in Mariposa County is thriving and continuing to expand. “It has been an enormous effort,” said Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper at a Jan. 11 school board meeting. The program […]


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