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Submitted photoBack to School Night was held at Sierra Foothill Charter School recently. In addition to a general meeting with the principal/ superintendent and presentations by teachers, the participants ate ice cream with a choice of many toppings. The SFCS teaching staff is shown at Back to School Night, from left to right: Stephanie Evans, Madelyn McGrath, Andrea Contreras, Chelsea […]

A ‘super active’ class: Woodland’s students learn about world of media



Woodland Elementary teacher Regan Rowley (standing, left) is shown with some of her media class members during the class period held Sept. 5. She said the class is hoping to utilize old equipment from the Mariposa County High School media program, and improve its offerings through grants. The class focuses primarily on radio, TV and print media. Photo by Matt […]

Greeley Hill Parents Club staying busy



From left, Greeley Hill Parents Club President Shiloh Seal, Treasurer Stacy Serrato, Vice President Janette Rehling and Secretary Janean Amos are shown. Submitted photoGreeley Hill Elementary kicked off the 2019-20 school year recently. The school-wide theme for this year is “Hope.” It is my hope I can help bridge the gap between the young and elders in our community. Children […]

Students set to hear from Rachel Mazur

The Mariposa County High School Academic Booster Club’s first Career Lunch of the school year is happening this Thursday, Sept. 12, in the school’s Learning Center. Students are invited to meet Rachel Mazur, Yosemite National Park’s Branch Chief of Wildlife, Visitor Use, and Social Science. Mazur began her career in the National Park Service in 1989 when she interned at […]

McGrath joins SFCS

Madelyn McGrath is a new teacher at SFCS in Catheys Valley. Submitted photo Madelyn McGrath has joined the team at Sierra Foothill Charter School. School officials said they are pleased to have McGrath serving as the grade 5-6 teacher this year while another teacher is on leave. McGrath has a masters degree in elementary education, a teaching credential and an […]

El Portal Swimathon returns, thrills kids

Youngsters took to the water during the return of the popular Swimathon. Submitted photoA popular tradition returned to El Portal earlier this month. The Swimathon returned to El Portal on Thursday, Sept. 5, to the delight of students, teachers, parents and the community. The county’s recent completion of repairs to the El Portal Pool made it possible to resume this […]

Hope for a better day

Submitted photoAt Greeley Hill Elementary and Coulterville High School, the theme for 2019/2020 is HOPE. Students were invited to write down what they hope for the year. The students discussed celebrity Christopher Reeve’s story and how he never gave up hope. Reeve was left quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition. He used a wheelchair and […]

College, here we come

Submitted photoOn Aug. 29, several Mariposa County High School students traveled to Merced for the Merced College Night. They talked to a variety of colleges from all over the nation and learned about the different opportunities each college presents. Shown from left are Price Little and Kaydence Walker. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this […]

Spread kindness

Submitted photo Over the last year or so, Mariposa Elementary School has worked to improve the culture at the school by promoting kindness and caring. Recently, the school’s ASB members voted to make changes around the school. Shown are pictures from the restrooms at the school, with reminders to be kind and considerate of others. … An online subscription is […]

Getting in on the action

Submitted photoAt the first school assembly of the year, several students helped Sierra Foothill Charter School Principal Mindy Bolar with a skit. She was caught in a nightmare, stuck at another school where students did not follow the rules. As a result, there were many injuries (from black eyes to hurt feelings), making it necessary for Bolar to be an […]


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