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Bridging the Gap program helps less fortunate children

Greeley Hill Elementary administrative secretary Deana Lessley (left) is shown with Richard McInturff (right). McInturff donated backpacks/suitcases to the students at the school. Submitted photosA new charitable program ensures that students in Greeley Hill and Lake Don Pedro have their needs met so they can focus on schoolwork. Bridging the Gap is a program that is organized by local citizens […]

The Case for a Raise: Higher teacher salaries mean a better shot at college

  A new study from Brainly — the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning community for students, parents and teachers — has found a striking correlation between teacher pay and performance on standardized test scores. It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but the higher the average teacher pay, the better students performed on the ACT, giving them a boost in the […]

It’s not too late for students to enter the annual Gateway Expressions contest

It’s not too late to enter the ninth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest. This contest celebrates the artistic creativity of local youth living in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest is open to all students, grades TK-12, who live within the gateway communities near Yosemite National Park, which includes Mariposa County. All […]

iCivics and Discovery Education invite students and teachers to explore the United States Constitution this year

 On Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, iCivics, the nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O’Connor to ensure that every student in America develops the knowledge they need for civic participation, will partner with Discovery Education, the leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms to present a special virtual viewing party for students […]

Flower power

Submitted photoThe Mariposa County High School floral class created its first small arrangements of the school year last week. They learned how to add greenery to their arrangements as well as their focal and accent flowers. The floral class will be selling monthly subscriptions starting soon. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Bus drivers are ready to roll for another year

They face many tough roads with precious cargo

A dedicated crew of bus drivers work each school year to ensure the safe transportation of students. Photo by Matt JohnsonThink about how many people it takes to help a school district run smoothly. It takes a superintendent, principals, teachers, food service personnel, custodians and landscaping crews. But one of the most unsung positions in any school district is that […]

Flapjack frenzy

Photo by Matt JohnsonMariposa Elementary School held its annual back to school pancake breakfast on Aug. 19, the day before school began. Several parents and students showed up to receive information about the school, meet staff and to enjoy a breakfast featuring pancakes, sausage and orange juice. Proceeds raised go back to the school. Shown, from left, are volunteers Tom […]

The potential new building on MCHS campus is put on backburner for now

In September of 2018, the Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees approved a plan for a major renovation project at Mariposa County High School. Close to $10 million in Measure L bond funds were earmarked to the project. The first increment of the project involved upgrading and modernizing the upper, “top” portion of the campus. The second increment […]

Online fundraiser to provide better seating in Greeley Hill a success

Teacher took the initiative to create online campaign to help her students

A campaign to raise money for better furniture in a Greeley Hill Elementary classroom was successful. Stephanie Bowen set up an online fundraiser for her third through fifth grade class, in order to provide better furniture for the students. Thanks to seven donors, Bowen raised $895 to cover the cost of “wiggle stools.” “The support for this project has me […]

Booster bonanza

Submitted photoThe Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters had a table set up at New Student Orientation just prior to the school year starting. The boosters support a wide variety of events and opportunities for students at MCHS. The group has a monthly e-newsletter. To learn more, or to donate to the group, visit Pictured are ABC members Naoko […]

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