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Taking a break

AP Calculus students at Mariposa County High School took a unique break the other day from studying hard. They stopped class and stretched by imitating the shapes of functions. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a […]

Keyboards for Kids now fully funded thanks to local donors

Here, student Ares Goodman is assisted in playing the piano by music instructor Gail Vanderslik at last year’s SFCS spring music concert. Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School’s Keyboards for Kids project has been fully funded. Music instructor Gail Vanderslik will now be able to offer more students in the SFCS music program the opportunity to learn piano using new keyboards. […]

Bond dollars at work

As part of repairs and improvements being made with monies secured by the Measure L bond measure passed in 2016, over the summer the Mariposa County Unified School District installed a new roof above the student restrooms at Sierra Foothill Charter School. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Planning for the future

Last week several Mariposa County High School students traveled to Merced College to participate in Merced College Night. They received information from a variety of colleges and got the chance to talk with representatives from colleges throughout the nation. Student Kaydence Walker is shown. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Woodland spirit days scheduled

Woodland Elementary School has announced its 2018-19 school year Spirit Days. The list is as follows: • Sept. 7: Sports Day. Dress up in favorite sports team gear. • Sept. 21: Mismatched Day • Oct. 12: Squad Day • Oct. 31: Dress in Halloween costumes • Nov. 16: PJ Day • Nov. 30: Crazy Hat Day • Dec. 7: Crazy […]

Honoring service

MCUSD employees honored for 30 years of service included Linda Fipps. In the photo, from left, are: school board member Bob Collins, board member Kathy Chappell, board member Judy Eppler, Fipps and board member Wayne Forsythe. Submitted photos by Valerie PattersonThe Mariposa County Unified School District recently honored some of its longest tenured employees. The district issued awards for employees […]

New warehouse, transportation coordinator hired



Linda Mayfield is shown being introduced at the Aug. 23 MCUSD board meeting. Photo by Matt JohnsonLinda Mayfield has been hired as the Mariposa County Unified School District’s maintenance, operations, transportation, facilities and warehouse coordinator. Mayfield comes to the district after spending 21 years at Merced College as the maintenance and operations coordinator, focusing particularly on facilities and transportation projects […]

Tammi Richards named MCHS’s vice principal



Tammi Richards (left) is shown next to Superintendent Robin Hopper (right) at Mariposa County High School in this photo from 2017. Richards, a longtime employee of MCUSD, has taken over as high school vice principal this year. Photo by Matt JohnsonA longtime employee of the Mariposa County Unified School District will fill an important position at Mariposa County High School. […]

Breakfast of champions

Volunteer Tyson Wellcome (left) serves breakfast to Dianna Ramos, Anaid Sandoval and Valerie Sandoval during Mariposa Elementary School’s Aug. 20 Pancake Breakfast event. The event raised money for the school and was a chance for parents and students to be introduced to their teachers. Photo by Matt Johnson… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

District officially opens feasibility study to look at return of middle school



By Christmas break, officials in the Mariposa County Unified School District hope to know whether it is feasible to reopen a middle school in Mariposa County. That was the word from the MCUSD school board meeting last Thursday. An advisory committee consisting of school district cabinet members, parents, students, community members, teachers, district staff and a school board member will […]


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