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MCUSD to have two hour late start on Tuesday


Students in the county can get an extra few hours of sleep tomorrow, or perhaps even play in the snow in the morning. The Mariposa County Unified School District will have a two hour delay on Tuesday, Feb. 5, due to inclement weather. Nasty weather is forecast for the region, with a few inches of snow possible. An update will be […]


In last week’s edition of the Gazette, it was incorrectly reported in a story entitled, “MCUSD contracts with bond manager to move forward” that the Mariposa County Unified School District had already spent $12 million of its Measure L bond funds. Measure L is the 2016 bond which was passed by county voters. The story should have read, “there is […]

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ABC donates toward academic decathlon

Members of the 2019 Academic Decathlon team from Mariposa County High School are shown. In the back row, from left, are Tyler Mangan, Ava Dunlavey and Kae Kimbro; front, Ramiro Paredes. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club contributed $360 to teacher Alex Keeton to help get his Academic Decathlon students Tyler Mangan, Ramiro Paredes, Ava Dunlavey and […]

Overstreet named to oversight committee

Another member has been added to the local committee that oversees the Mariposa County Unified School District’s spending of bond funds. Sue Overstreet applied as a member at-large for the Measure L Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, and was approved unanimously for the position by the MCUSD school board at a Jan. 17 meeting. The Measure L Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee […]

SFCS announces open enrollment for 2019-20

Eighth grader Gabriel Walters reads a book with first and second grade buddies, Oliviah Collins-English and Milo Harrison. Throughout the school year, older students at SFCS team up with younger students to read and work on projects together. This helps foster a strong sense of school community and friendship. Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS), a free, nonprofit, TK-8 public […]

State Superintendent Thurmond calls Gov. Newsom’s budget a home run

New state superintendent Tony Thurmond gave his approval to Gov. Newsom’s education budget. Courtesy photoState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond praised Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019–20 this month. “Governor Newsom hit a home run in his first budget in education and across the board. The budget is thoughtful and balanced and makes good use of […]

AAUW to host speech contest on school violence

Why is violence in schools escalating? What can be done? Could it happen here? Community members are invited to hear local high school students speak on this topic at a speech contest hosted by Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women). This is an annual event. The free event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at Mariposa […]

Alzheimer’s Foundation offering college scholarships

High school seniors across the country who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease have the chance to earn up to $5,000 in college scholarship funding through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) annual Teens For Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest. The deadline to enter the contest is Feb. 15. High school seniors who will be attending an accredited college or […]

Yosemite Community Scholarship applications now being accepted

The Yosemite Scholarship Commission announced that applications for the 2019 Yosemite Community Scholarship are being accepted now through April 15. Scholarships are available for students enrolling in colleges, universities and vocational schools in 2019. Historic scholarship amounts have ranged from $500 to $2,500. To apply, applicants must complete the official application. There are three options: • Use the Google Form […]

Welcome back

Photo by Matt JohnsonBecause Jan. 17 was the first Mariposa County Unified School District school board meeting of 2019, four of the five school board members needed to be sworn in for their ongoing terms of service. From left, Superintendent Robin Hopper swears in Wayne Forsythe, Steve Bacus, Kathy Chappell and Judy Eppler. … An online subscription is required to […]

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