Inside Education

Wild about wildlife

Yosemite Valley School students recently had the chance to learn from Beth Pratt Bergstrom, California regional executive director, from the National Wildlife Federation (top row, far left). She presented a program about wildlife in the region and how the community can be stewards of the animals. In addition, she taught about Los Angeles Mountain Lion P-22, which she has been […]

Substitute pay rate raised in school district



It’s been one of the issues talked about the most over the past few months by the Mariposa County Unified School district board of trustees. And at its Sept. 13 school board meeting, the trustees decided to take action. The board raised the daily rate for substitute teachers in MCUSD to $115. The previous single day rate for a substitute […]

UC Merced rises nearly 30 spots in U.S. News rankings


UC Merced, located just 45 minutes from Mariposa, is rising in a well-regarded college ranking report. The university is attended by several students from Mariposa. UC Merced photoIf the University of California, Merced, is indeed the future of the UC system, that future is looking brighter than ever. In the midst of an unprecedented campus expansion, UC Merced continues to […]

Candidate conversations

Following the Sunday, Sept. 23 debate between District 4 Congressional candidates Tom McClintock and Jessica Morse (hosted by the Mariposa Gazette), both candidates took a few moments to meet with some of the Mariposa County High School students who volunteered at the event. They asked the students about their interests, their futures and shared thoughts about government with them. Shown […]

Area alcohol merchants are honored for honesty

Friday Night Live (FNL) students awarded the recipients of the first annual Responsible Alcohol Merchant Awards (RAMA) in Mariposa County recently. The standout merchants were presented with certificates of recognition. Friday Night Live coordinator Jesse Bullis (top photo, back row, fourth from left and bottom photo, back row, far left) is shown overseeing the presentation of the awards to each […]

Here comes the big parade

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly band is a staple at parades held throughout the area. The band marched once again in Coulterville’s CoyoteFest, held Saturday. Shown is new band director Anthony Sidney (top photo, right) leading the band down Main Street. Greeley Hill Elementary School (bottom photo) was also an entry in the parade, as well as Lake Don […]

Woodland to hold family fun night Oct. 5

Woodland Elementary School is celebrating the current school year with a family fun night event set for Friday, Oct. 5. The event is scheduled from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and admission is free. It will feature free games, a bounce house, face painting and much more. There will also be a BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser for the eighth grade’s Catalina marine science […]

Learning from a professional

The Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club started its Career Lunch series this school year by featuring Mariposa County Human Services Information Technology Manager Anthony Rios. He spoke to MCHS students on Sept. 13 about his path from high school to the Army, technical training and a variety of degrees, to his current position. Students asked many questions. An […]

Seal named student of month

Seventh grade student, Katelynrose Seal is the “Outstanding” Student of the Month at Greeley Hill Elementary School. Her teacher, Nicole Pearce, said, “She is a conscientious student who does her class work diligently and turns in her assignments promptly. Katelynrose is respectful, responsible, thoughtful and courteous and is a pleasure to have in the class.” Submitted photo… An online subscription […]

Doing their homework

Officials from the Mariposa County Unified School District are busy trying to further identify the top facility improvement needs at schools in the district. MCUSD facilities and maintenance director William Brandle (left), and assistant superintendent Jeff Aranguena met recently with principals at each site and identified the top Measure L Bond project priorities at Greeley Hill and Lake Don Pedro. […]


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