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School district green lights final bond round

Decision expected to save millions for taxpayers

MCUSD Chief Business Officer Norma Dwyer (top) is shown on the Zoom call during last Thursday’s school board meeting. Board members, along with superintendent Jeff Aranguena, are shown in the bottom screen.It seems like ages ago when county voters approved Measure L, the $24 million school facility bond. That was in the fall of 2016 when the community overwhelmingly approved […]

Starchman to be featured at virtual Steinbeck event

Shown is the promotional poster for the virtual Steinbeck event, which Mariposa’s Bryan Starchman will be featured in. Starchman is the author of several published plays. He will be focusing on his recent travel experience inspired by John Steinbeck. Submitted photo Just like many athletes have other sportsmen they look up to, writers have other scribes they also admire. Such […]

CDE announces implementation tool for assessing student learning

 State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced last week the California Department of Education (CDE) has released a new implementation tool on diagnostic and formative assessments as a resource for schools. Being able to identify where students are in their learning within key content areas when they return to school would support educators moving forward as they teach students who missed months […]

And the winners are…

Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe recipients of the Mariposa Democratic Club Scholarship were presented with their awards recently. Shown from left are recipient Parker Jones, Kim Monson (treasurer of Mariposa Democratic Central Committee), Jim Whelly (president of the Mariposa Democratic Central Committee) and recipient Price Little. Jones and Little received $500 apiece. Both graduated from Mariposa County High School in […]

Special editions still on hand

  Dozens of copies of the Gazette’s special edition which honored 2020 MCHS graduates in Mariposa County are still available at the Gazette office. To obtain one or more, stop by the office at 5108 Highway 140 Suite B…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

It’s off to work they go

Photo by Matt JohnsonShown above is the Mariposa County High School library, which is currently being transformed into three classrooms and a learning center. The three classrooms are needed because eventually, the school plans to remove old portable classrooms and construct a new multi-classroom building in place of the portables. When the portables are removed, the three classrooms in the […]

UC Merced rises to No. 3 in university rankings, report says

UC Merced’s reputation as a world-class research university continues to grow, as the university rose to No. 3 among U.S. universities in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings released last week. The list ranks the best universities in the world that are 50 years old and younger. Of the 414 universities considered, UC Merced ranks No. 65 overall. […]

Part 20: Awake in the dark


Mariposa’s Bryan Starchman (right) on the set of “Batman and Robin” with actor George Clooney, who played the role of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Submitted photo Editor’s note: Bryan Starchman is an English and drama teacher at Mariposa County High School. He was taking a sabbatical to go on an adventure across the United States to see historic or noteworthy […]

Health Fair and Back to School event coming up

The promotional flyer for the event is shown.Put it on your calendars, Mariposans. The John C. Fremont Healthcare District and the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency will be sponsoring the “Mariposa Health Fair and Back to School Drive Through Event.” This event will provide free backpacks which will be packed with school supplies and health information. The event […]

Yosemite local Royse named to President’s List at Gonzaga U

Local resident Georgina Royse of Yosemite National Park has earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for spring semester 2020. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed. Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students. Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Wash., Gonzaga […]

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