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New beginnings

Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School is saying farewell to its Business Manager Crystal Eastwood (pictured left) who will be moving onto a new job in human resources with a local company. “She has been an outstanding member of our team and a huge asset in our office. We’ll miss you, Crystal!” a Facebook post from the school stated. SFCS welcomes […]


MCUSD facility projects being done sooner and cheaper than anticipated

Shown is the new path at Grizzly Field, which is the lower playing field at Mariposa County High School, used primarily for softball games. According to MCUSD facility director Linda Mayfield, the path is composed of decomposed granite and of cement. Photos by Matt JohnsonWhen it comes to education, one of the biggest things community members want to know is […]

Sierra Home School emerges as popular option

With Covid-19 changing the way education is normally offered, one option has emerged as a more common consideration for students in the county. That option is studying through Sierra Home School, which is an alternative education program for K-12 students. It seems to be a popular option because of the flexibility it offers. “We have such a number of students […]

Kids First opens an emergency round of grant funds for area

Must apply by Aug. 28

Kids First realizes that there are many more challenges to teaching due to the special circumstance of Covid-19. The organization also realizes that teacher needs are immediate. Therefore, Kids First is opening up its minigrant application process immediately. This emergency round will be open until the last teaching day of this month, Aug. 28, so Kids First can meet teacher […]

Parli Pro team has its best finish

The Mariposa County High Schol Advanced Parli Pro team finished as reserve champions (second place) in the state at the recent state competition. It was the highest finish ever for MCHS. The contest was pushed into the summer and took place virtually for three days in the first week of August, and the MCHS team was competing against schools from […]

Calling all young photojournalists!

New contest seeks to highlight things for youth to do in Mariposa County

Now hear this! The Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau is inviting all current and newly enrolled youth 4-H members to submit photojournalist articles for publication, to showcase things for kids to do in Mariposa County. Selected entries receive a gold pin for participation in this event, will be included in record books and will be featured in publications on […]

Gilger receives Cousin Jack Music Foundation Scholarship

Shown are Annabelle Gilger receiving an award from John Henry Franklin, son of “Cousin” Jack Franklin. The photo was taken at the Art Park in Mariposa. Each year, the children of Cousin Jack select a recipient of the award. Submitted photoA graduate of Mariposa County High School has received a $1,000 award/scholarship related to music. Annabelle Gilger was awarded the […]

Food service details shared

 Due to a distance learning format to start the 2020-21 school year, Mariposa County Unified School District will be serving meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Parents picking up meals should be prepared to provide their student’s PIN number (food service officials can help with that at the beginning of the year if a parent does […]

MCUSD sells bonds, saving taxpayers over $8.9 million

 Here’s good news in the midst of a global pandemic. Last month, the Mariposa County Unified School District sold its third and final series of bonds related to the district’s 2016 Measure L bond program. In November 2016, over 70 percent of voters approved the sale of up to $24 million of general obligation bonds to build new classrooms, renovate […]

Merced 2020 Project has wrapped up

Delivery of the 2020 Project includes a competition pool with eight lanes, suitable for intercollegiate competition. UC Merced photo A new chapter began at UC Merced this summer with the completion of the massive $1.2 billion Merced 2020 Project, an extensive expansion of the campus’ physical space and capacity. The project is the largest public-private partnership social infrastructure project completed […]

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