Inside Education

Adult ed course offerings across County announced

 Mariposa County adult education courses will be starting up very soon. Courses are offered in academics and skill building and are open to any adults in the community. They begin the week of Feb. 12 unless otherwise noted. The schedule and offerings are as follows: • English as a Second Language (ESL), taught by Kirstie Kari. Location: El Portal Cedar […]

Volunteers needed across school district

Volunteers from the community are needed in various capacities across the Mariposa County Unified School District. Lake Don Pedro Elementary School is in need of volunteer referees for its students’ basketball games. Those interested should contact the school office at (209) 852-2144. As reported in a previous edition of the Gazette, Mariposa County High School is looking for mentors to […]

UC Merced Splash open to high schoolers

Mariposa County High School students will be able to attend the second annual UC Merced Splash. The event will be held Saturday, March 3 from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (includes travel time). It is held for all students in grades 9-12 on the UC Merced Campus. MCHS is providing transportation for its students, and the event is free, other […]

Sierra Tel has a heart for giving

Sierra Tel donated a new automated external defibrillator to Mariposa County High School. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly […]

Hard at work

Sierra Foothill Charter School had a few raised boxes in its “learning garden” that needed replacing because of rotting wood. Seventh and eighth graders took on the task. Mariposa County Unified School District school board member Bob Collins donated most of the wood. The students, with the guidance and supervision of teaching aide David Putonen and custodian Jon Cook, planed […]

Organizers working hard to raise funds for Sober Grad

Anyone in the community is invited to donate to the annual event


Sober Grad Night is held on the night of high school graduation to give the graduates a safe place to hold a party and spend time with friends. Graduates are shown above from one of the recent grad night events. It is held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Submitted photosHigh school graduation is months away, but for the Mariposa Grizzlies […]

Boosters club donates toward HS decathlon

$513 donated to make trip

This year’s academic decathlon students are: Samantha Norman, Ava Dunlavey, Ruby Yager, Tyler Mangan, Kae Kimbro, Hannah Swiecki, Dakota Petrich and (not pictured) Jeremiaha Godinez. Submitted photoAs so often happens, a group in Mariposa County has stepped up to provide opportunities for the youth of the area. The Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club recently granted teacher Kim Monson […]

Brouillette honored as music student of the month

Wyatt Brouillette is shown. Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School has another music student of the month for January. Music teacher Gail Vanderslik announced Wyatt Brouillette was the recipient of the music award. He is 11 years old and in the sixth grade. His parents are Angie and Ari Brouillette of Mariposa. “Wyatt’s enthusiasm, energetic nature, willingness to learn and huge […]

McCord named to dean’s list

Shannon McCord, a sophomore major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with Distinction for the Fall 2017 semester. Shannon is a 2013 homeschool graduate from Mariposa. Students eligible for the Dean’s List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean’s List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean’s […]

Kindergarten round-ups slated across school district beginning in February

Important dates to be aware of for parents and guardians of young children have been scheduled. Kindergarten round-ups will be held across Mariposa County Unified School District in February. The round-ups will be held at the following sites: • El Portal Elementary: Feb. 28, 3-4 p.m.• Greeley Hill Elementary: Feb. 26, 2-3 p.m.• Lake Don Pedro Elementary: Feb. 21, 3-5 […]


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