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AAUW hosts annual Dinner with a Scientist event

Shown is the large group of MCHS students who attended AAUW’s Dinner with a Scientist on Oct. 18. Submitted photoThe Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) had the chance to host a special event for high school girls recently. AAUW representatives hosted a group of 9th-12th grade female students from Mariposa County High School at UC […]

Partners praised

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper (second from right) along with school board president Wayne Forsythe (far left) and principal Sean Jacobs (second from left) thanked Yosemite National Park Partners for their generosity and commitment to the community by providing financial support to MCUSD Park Schools with their Annual Park Schools Grant Program. At the Oct. 11 board […]

Enrolling deadlines now set for local 4-H

Children who want to learn more about animals, citizenship, leadership, shooting sports and more can sign up for the Mariposa County 4-H Youth Development Program. Enrollment deadline dates are Nov. 1 for 4-H re-enrollmetns and Dec. 15 for new enrollments. Youth ages 5-19 can join. The new 2018-19 Mariposa County 4-H program year started Oct. 1. There are 4-H clubs […]

No objections to this action

On Oct. 17, Mariposa County Judge Dana Walton swore in two new members to serve on the Mariposa County Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC). The new members are seniors at Mariposa County High School. Samantha Matlock (left) and Taylor Jones (right) will serve as commissioners until the end of 2018-2019 school year. The duty of the Juvenile Justice Commissioners is to […]

Woodland ‘Monster Mash’ set Friday

Get ready to celebrate Halloween! The community is invited to have a fang-tastic evening at Woodland Elementary School’s Monster Mash Harvest Festival. It is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26 from 5:30-9 p.m. A costume contest will be held at 7 p.m. and “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” will be screened at 7:15 p.m. The event will also offer harvest games, […]

Up close learning

It’s the time of year when tarantulas can be seen walking across roads in the area. Sierra Foothill Charter School teacher Wendy Baumann always captures one and brings it to her classroom for students to study. After making their observations, Baumann returns the tarantula to a safe place outside. Students also enjoyed making and eating a special treat shaped like […]

Hakuna matata

Popular Disney tale ‘Lion King’ is coming to MCHS


From left, Sienna Baker, Kae Kimbro and Flint McGrath pose for a picture while in costume for the upcoming MCHS performance of “The Lion King.” The trio will play three hyenas who are accomplices to Scar, the main villain. The play is scheduled for Nov. 2-4 at the Richard Fiester Auditorium on the campus of MCHS. Photo by Matt Johnson […]

Progress made on possible district license agreement with County Fire



Progress is being made on a possible agreement between the Mariposa County Unified School District and Mariposa County Fire to allow firefighting personnel to use a vacant school building as a training site. At the Oct. 11 Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting, MCUSD facilities and maintenance director William Brandle provided an update on the process. The proposal is […]

State launches Cash for College

Beginning this month and lasting through March 2, 2019, all high school seniors, college students and their families can attend any of the more than 1,000 free Cash for College workshops throughout California. These workshops offer assistance completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); California Dream Act (CADAA); Chafee Grant for Foster Youth; and Middle Class […]

Kids First gives teachers boost

Shown from left are SFCS teacher Andrea Contreras, Kids First President Rick Uebner and teacher Teena Starchman. Submitted photoThe Kids First organization awarded grants to two Sierra Foothill Charter School teachers, Andrea Contreras and Teena Starchman. Contreras, a seventh grade teacher, wrote a grant for new novels to add to her classroom’s literature circle collection. The theme of the collection […]


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