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Getting creative

Sierra Foothill Charter School is participating in the Mariposa County Art Council’s Artists in the Schools arts education program. Ceramic artist Phyllis Becker recently led her first class with Erika Miranda’s fifth and sixth graders. Their classroom turned into a ceramic studio as she presented a slide show of ancient pottery and then gave a pinch-pot demo. Everyone got to […]

BBQ dinner fundraiser set at MCHS

A drive through BBQ dinner is being held to help send Mariposa County High School seniors on a trip to Disneyland. It will be held Wednesday, May 9 in the front parking lot area of MCHS. It is scheduled 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale until April 27. A whole meal ticket is $40 and includes a whole tri-tip, […]

Big boost

The Mariposa County government department heads donated $730 to the FFA Dinner Dance fundraiser to be held April 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Pictured is Dr. Eric Sergienko (left) presenting the money to FFA President Sarah Williams. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Goger speaks to students

On Thursday, April 12, Mariposa County High School graduate Cara Goger spoke to MCHS students about her path from PhD student to executive director of the Mariposa County Arts Council. Goger also provided information about the Arts Council’s variety of programs, the work she does behind the scenes and the number of jobs available to those interested in art majors. […]

Adult ed diploma class time changes

There has been a schedule change to the local Adult Education Diploma Class. As of April 2018, the Tuesday night class time will now be held from 4-6 p.m. The Thursday night class will remain at the 6-8 p.m. time. To learn more or to sign up, contact the Alternative Education Office at (209) 742-0290. … An online subscription is […]

Students in county learn skills to improve campus cultures

Scott Backovich is shown meeting with students in a classroom at Mariposa County High School. Submitted photoOlder students throughout the Mariposa County Unified School District learned from a special guest a few weeks ago who shared tips about improving campus cultures. Scott Backovich visited students and held a stress management and coping skills assembly. Backovich is a youth motivational speaker. […]

Lions Club receives visit from FFA students

Mariposa FFA students and advisors are shown at the recent Lions Club meeting. Shown from left are instructor Garret Rowley, Patricia Flanagan, Mackenzie Arnold, Jaq Quinn, instructor Buz Arnold, Grace Flanagan, Savannah Smith, Riley Gibson and Chad Brossard. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Lions Club received a visit from local FFA students recently. The Mariposa FFA presented and educated the club members […]

Performance for a cause

A play held at Mariposa County High School raised $2,245 for victims of the 2017 Detwiler Fire. “Displaced: A Musical Animal Adventure” was written and directed by MCHS teacher Bryan Starchman. Shown presenting a check to the Mariposa Community Foundation to be used to help fire victims are, from left: Starchman, Sarah Hull, Dawn Canapary, Daniel Gilger and Jazzy Hawley. […]

Winners of patriotic essay contests announced

Shown left to right: Bill Yaley, Michael Pieper (accepting for Lucas), Cindy Stowell and Bill Yaley. Not pictured is Sydney Jacobs.On March 8, the local VFW Post and Auxiliary hosted dinner and an awards ceremony to announce essay winners at the local level. The theme for the 2017-2018 “Patriot’s Pen” Essay contest was “America’s Gift to My Generation” open to […]

El Portal students release salmon in the Merced River

Students from El Portal Elementary watch as salmon enter the Merced River. Submitted photosAfter two months of caring for 90 Chinook salmon in Paul Amstutz’ science classroom, El Portal Elementary students released 84 surviving “fry” to swim free. These 1 inch baby fish must now negotiate a gauntlet of predators, fishermen and a maze of waterways to get through the […]


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