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Personnel shifts announced

In addition, roof upgrades to move forward at MCHS

Mariposa County High School’s roof is set to be upgraded. Photo by Matt JohnsonSeveral new personnel moves were announced at the latest Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) meeting. The board meeting was held April 12 in Greeley Hill. Amanda Johnson was in attendance and was introduced as the new director of special education for MCUSD. She will replace interim […]

FFA trailer stolen, could affect state meeting


A trailer containing several valuable items was stolen from FFA headquarters in Galt, not far from Sacramento, last week. The California Highway Patrol has opened an investigation into the theft. The trailer was taken around 3 a.m. Wednesday. The trailer is a white Wells Cargo double axle box trailer, with license plate number 4KJ1127. The suspect’s truck is described as […]

Connecting kids with camp

John Kirby (left), on behalf of Conifer Communications, is shown presenting a check for $400 to Angela Burke, president of the Greeley Hill Parents Club to help send teacher Ani Scott’s sixth and seventh grade class to science camp. “We at Conifer believe education is very important,” said Vice President Jason Niedens. “We all grew up in this area and […]

A ‘wonder’ful honor

Throughout the month of March, staff at Sierra Foothill Charter School worked with students on the meaning of the core virtue of wonder. Wonder is about always wanting to know more and wanting to know how things work. On Thursday, March 29, SFCS held a school wide assembly to celebrate students who have exhibited wonder throughout the school year. The […]

Good things cookin’ for SFCS

The Sierra Foothill Charter School’s Chili Cook Off and Dessert Auction, held on April 14, raised $8,002.38 in support of SFCS students and programs. Attendees were able to sample four different types of chili along with cornbread while listening to local band, The Jespersons and their special guest musicians. After dinner and music, former SFCS board member Chris Phillips led […]

BBQ dinner fundraiser set at MCHS

A drive through BBQ dinner is being held to help send Mariposa County High School seniors on a trip to Disneyland. It will be held Wednesday, May 9 in the front parking lot area of MCHS. It is scheduled 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale until April 27. A whole meal ticket is $40 and includes a whole tri-tip, […]

Big boost

The Mariposa County government department heads donated $730 to the FFA Dinner Dance fundraiser to be held April 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Pictured is Dr. Eric Sergienko (left) presenting the money to FFA President Sarah Williams. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Goger speaks to students

On Thursday, April 12, Mariposa County High School graduate Cara Goger spoke to MCHS students about her path from PhD student to executive director of the Mariposa County Arts Council. Goger also provided information about the Arts Council’s variety of programs, the work she does behind the scenes and the number of jobs available to those interested in art majors. […]

Adult ed diploma class time changes

There has been a schedule change to the local Adult Education Diploma Class. As of April 2018, the Tuesday night class time will now be held from 4-6 p.m. The Thursday night class will remain at the 6-8 p.m. time. To learn more or to sign up, contact the Alternative Education Office at (209) 742-0290. … An online subscription is […]

Students in county learn skills to improve campus cultures

Scott Backovich is shown meeting with students in a classroom at Mariposa County High School. Submitted photoOlder students throughout the Mariposa County Unified School District learned from a special guest a few weeks ago who shared tips about improving campus cultures. Scott Backovich visited students and held a stress management and coping skills assembly. Backovich is a youth motivational speaker. […]


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