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Holiday help

Submitted photoMariposa Elementary School held a canned food drive which concluded earlier this month. Students and staff collected canned goods for Manna House, the local food bank. Collectively, the school collected nearly 650 canned goods to donate to needy families in Mariposa County this Christmas. Mrs. Poor’s transitional kindergarten class collected the most cans in the school, 110 cans. ASB […]

Wish granted

Submitted photoKids First board member Susan Robinson (left) and principal Erin Vereshagin (right) awarded Mariposa Elementary School teacher Ashley Bening (middle) a check for $2979.88 from Kids First (Mariposa County Schools Foundation). This grant funds the purchase of resources needed to build the Mariposa Elementary Theater Arts Program. These include amplification, lighting, two sets of risers and face paint, which […]

Dictionary donations

Submitted photoMariposa Yosemite Rotary Club visited Woodland Elementary School on Dec. 13 and handed out dictionaries to the all of the third grade classes. Shown, from left, are members of the Rotary Club with students. The Rotary members are: Roger Leonard, Rob Iwama, Debbie Peters, Jay MacDonald and Chuck Kendall. … An online subscription is required to view news content […]

Band boost

Submitted photoKids First president Rick Uebner (left) delivered a check for $2,999 to Anthony Sidney (right) to purchase a musical production/amplification system to be used by the Mariposa County High School band and his rotating band instruction at other district schools. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

So, where do we go from here?

Options discussed for filling facilities, maintenance role


From left, MCUSD school board president Wayne Forsythe, Jessica Brandle, William Brandle and Superintendent Robin Hopper are shown during last Thursday’s school board meeting. The Brandles were honored for their service to MCUSD. Photo by Matt Johnson There’s no question William Brandle has been an important piece in getting the wheels moving in the Mariposa County Unified School District. The […]

Students at MCHS excited about two projects centered on helping others

MCHS ASB students are shown with a truck full of food items for Manna House. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County High School ASB has been working on two annual holiday events: collecting canned food for Manna House, and MCHS’s annual Adopt-a-Family campaign. The school started collecting canned foods and other nonperishable food items for Manna House — the local food bank […]

District decides to not move forward with electric buses

More bus drivers on way, however


An opportunity for electric buses in the school district doesn’t seem feasible, district officials said last week. During last Thursday’s Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting, district officials said they will scrap the plan. The opportunity to receive the buses was first discussed at the Sept. 13 board meeting, when the board members approved agreements with North Coast Unified […]

PE requirements may change soon



Getting into a “dream college” is difficult as it is for high school students. But taking all the required classes to get into that college is tricky to fit onto a high school schedule, another aspect is even much more of a nightmare. There are only so many classes high school students can take, and they have to make some […]

Food facilitation

Submitted photoWoodland Elementary School concluded its winter food drive recently. It was spearheaded by Katie Pike’s eighth grade ASB class. Sally Stitt’s class donated the most food items. Altogether, Woodland Elementary students and staff donated more than 1,200 food items. Officials from Mariposa Manna House, the local food bank, thanked the school for its generosity. … An online subscription is […]

A worthy cause

Submitted photoKids First board member Susan Robinson (left) and principal Erin Vereschagin (right) presented teacher Christina Packard a large grant check for $1,673 of funding to purchase 100 student and teacher-requested books, some new and some replacements of worn beloved titles, as well as 18 additions to the Mariposa Elementary School library’s Dr. Seuss collection. … An online subscription is […]


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