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JCF Back 2 School health fairs set for Mariposa and Greeley Hill in August

It is that time of year to give children a healthy start to the school year. John C. Fremont Healthcare District and partners will be available at the first annual Back-2-School Health Fairs. The first will take place on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northside Clinic, 6386 Greeley Hill Road in Greeley Hill. The […]

New principal is announced for Greeley Hill/Coulterville

Christine Vandenover has been named the new teaching principal at Greeley Hill Elementary/Coulterville High School. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County Unified School District looked inward to fill a vacancy at Greeley Hill Elementary/ Coulterville High School. Christine Vandenover has been hired as the new teaching principal for the district’s north county schools, pending school board approval. “Please join me in congratulating […]

Area residents earn degrees from WGU

The two local residents received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU) not long ago. The online, nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, Florida); 65th (Seattle, Washington); and 66th (Las Vegas, Nevada) commencement ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of more than 15,000 students from across the country. Nicole Poor of Mariposa received her Bachelor of Arts […]

Superintendent takes optimistic approach to overall bond process

Several roofing projects have been some of first priorities

Work is already in process on the main portion of the MCHS roof. Not long ago, the district improved the auditorium roof, but this project — which is slated to be completed Aug. 10 — focuses on the main part of the building, where the classrooms are. The MCHS gymnasium will also be re-roofed, along with the girls locker room. […]

What to do with a wooden whale sculpture remains a question mark

District ponders options

The wooden whale sculpture which was donated to MCUSD is shown. District leaders aren’t sure whether to keep the item or not. Submitted photoMariposa County Unified School District personnel are having a whale of a time trying to decide what to do with a donation. Back in November of 2017, district personnel discussed what to do with a 6.5-foot long, […]

Golf tourney to raise funds for Wawona charter

The Yosemite-Wawona Elementary Charter School is holding the 14th annual Wawona School Golf Tournament Fundraiser in September. It will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the historic Big Trees Lodge in Yosemite National Park. The cost is a $125 registration per golfer. Golfers can form teams or one will be created for them. The event will include 18 holes, a […]

School system faces the gloomy possibility of cutting bus routes

It’s the last thing Superintendent Robin Hopper wants to see, but it could become reality. If conditions stay the way they are, the Mariposa County Unified School District is staring down the prospect of cutting bus routes this school year. There is a massive shortage of bus drivers available to the district. “As a last resort, we may have to […]

Softball games being held in Greeley Hill to raise money

The Greeley Hill Elementary/Coulterville High School Parent Club is holding two Softball With Friends events this month. The softball games are scheduled July 19 and July 26. Both games will be held at 5 p.m. and are open to the public to come and play in. The games will be held at the school’s field. Snacks and drinks will be […]

Summer project: MCHS students install new benches on campus

Kaydence Walker (left) and Will Harris (right) work on drilling holes into one of the wood panels of a new bench at MCHS. Some of the volunteer students might be able to earn credit toward their senior projects. In addition to installing the benches, they might end up researching why community areas are beneficial at school campuses. Photos by Matt […]

Exciting things are coming to Greeley Hill site

Greeley Hill Elementary and Coulterville High School will welcome students back to school on Aug. 21. There are some notable changes coming to the Greeley Hill campus for the 2018-19 school year. The school is expanding its after school program. The ASES program will be fully staffed with a coordinator and two supervisors. In addition to homework help and tutoring […]

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