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Brandle steps down as facilities, maintenance director


William Brandle, the facilities and maintenance director for the Mariposa County Unified School District, announced he is leaving his position to take a job in Fresno. Brandle has been with MCUSD since the spring. Photo by Matt JohnsonOne of the most important positions in the Mariposa County Unified School District will be vacated soon. William Brandle, director of facilities and […]

OneUSDA internship program announced

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced at the start of December a unique opportunity for students nationwide. That opportunity is the “OneUSDA Internship” for the summer of 2019. As part of the Federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship will provide students a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work experience in agriculture, […]

Greeley Hill holiday program scheduled

Greeley Hill Elementary School is hoping the community, along with parents, grandparents, family and friends, will attend the school’s annual Christmas Program. There will be festive performances by the students in most classes. There will also be cookies, holiday goodies, hot chocolate and coffee. It will be held at the Greeley Hill Community Hall located at 10332 Fiske Road on […]

Attorney to address students at MCHS

Students interested in practicing law will want to attend the Thursday, Dec. 13 Career Lunch hosted by the Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club. Local attorney Anita Starchman Bryant is the scheduled speaker. A graduate of MCHS, Starchman Bryant is the owner of Starchman & Bryant Attorneys at Law, which was founded in 2005. She earned her J.D. from […]

Christmas in Kathmandu

Students traveling for educational experience over holidays


Santa won’t be the only person traveling around the globe this Christmas season. A group of students from Mariposa County will travel to Nepal from Dec. 21 to Jan. 10 to study abroad — and have some fun. The group is traveling to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, on a three week adventure and service project, including volunteer teaching […]

State announces 2018 rates for high school graduation, suspension and absenteeism

Tom TorlaksonState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the high school graduation rates for 2018 remain near an all-time high. Among students who started high school in 2014, 83 percent graduated with their class in 2018, an increase from 82.7 percent from the year before. The state’s graduation rate has increased substantially since the class of 2010 posted a […]

Sidney hopes music inspires his students, just like him



New MCHS band director Anthony Sidney is shown directing the Grizzly band at a Veterans Day ceremony held at Mariposa Elementary School. Sidney replaced outgoing band director Rod Fiester. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhy would a music teacher travel over two hours each way to teach in a small town like Mariposa? For Anthony Sidney, it’s all about strengthening the Mariposa […]

Flap-jack fundraiser

It’s not uncommon for young people in the area to work hard and put in the work to achieve their goals. But they also have fun while they do it. Members of the senior class at Mariposa County High School served pancake breakfasts to community members on Saturday, Nov. 25. The group was raising money support its graduation trip to […]

Barber beneficence

Submitted photoBob and Jennifer Taylor from The Hair Studio, located in Greeley Hill at the Village shopping center on Greeley Hill Road, stopped by Greeley Hill Elementary School recently. The Taylors are the owners of the local hair salon. They provided free haircuts to students. Students Dylan Burke and Nevaeh Elsberry are shown. The staff, parents and students at Greeley […]

Learning ‘til the cows come home

Submitted photoIn vet science class at Mariposa County High School, students tested the temperature, heart rates and respiratory rates on different live animals. This also gave students a chance to examine animal behavior to determine their mood, which ensures safety for the animal and examiner. Shown is MCHS student Elizabeth Bass. … An online subscription is required to view news […]


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