Inside Education

State gets help to grow early learning

In December of 2018, 45 states received a Preschool Development Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Initial Grant Award. Of that, California received $10.6 million in funding. The PDG B-5 grants, which differ significantly from the previous Preschool Development Grants, are designed to fund states to conduct a comprehensive statewide birth through five needs assessment followed by in-depth strategic planning, while […]

High school senior event is April 11

The 67th annual Senior Event for Mariposa County High School Seniors is Thursday, April 11 at noon. Since 1952, the Mariposa United Methodist Women have hosted all high school seniors in the county for a look at post-graduate life. This year’s alumni speakers will include: Heidi Dulcich, Dylan Acker James, Jeff Aranguena, Kristina Allen and Carmen Ortiz, who will relate […]

SFCS open enroll ends on April 10

 A key date is upcoming at Sierra Foothill Charter School. SFCS continues to accept New Student Intent to Enroll forms and Continuing Student Re-enrollment forms as part of its Open Enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year. Open Enrollment ends Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. As a public school, SFCS is nonsectarian, tuition free, does not test or assess […]

Merced College receives $5 million gift from local farmer Raj Kahlon

Merced farmer Raj Kahlon donated $5 million to Merced College to help build the new Agriculture and Industrial Technology Complex. It’s the largest donation in Merced College history. Shown are Kahlon (right) with Merced College President Chris Vitelli (left). Submitted photoWhen Raj Kahlon was a young boy, he had dreams of one day becoming a farmer, even though his father […]

Tell us a story

Submitted photoThanks to the Mariposa Storytelling committee, Native American Storyteller Dovie Thomason entertained students in all grade levels at Sierra Foothill Charter School, as well as Catheys Valley Preschool children, on Wednesday, March 14. The teaching tales of Thomason’s Lakota and Plains Apache relatives came alive in her listeners imaginations as she shared her culture with understanding, humor and vocal […]

Totten named music student of the month

Fourth grader Payton Totten was named music student of the month at Sierra Foothill Charter School. Submitted photoPayton Totten has been named music student of the month at Sierra Foothill Charter School, it was announced by music teacher Gail Vanderslik. Totten is 9 years old and is in the fourth grade. He is the son of Pauline and Jeff Totten. […]

Fire safety stressed

Submitted photoKindergarten through third grade students at Woodland Elementary received a visit from Smokey the Bear recently. The children appeared excited to get to hugs and goodie bags as they learned about fire safety. … 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? […]

Making a splash

Submitted photoOn March 16, students from Mariposa County High School had a chance to attend UC Merced Splash. After registering online, they had a chance to select four classes that they would attend to learn more about college life and the college experience. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Une activité amusante (a fun activity)

Submitted photoIn French 1 class at Mariposa County High School, students celebrated Mardi Gras as they learned about French culture and customs. Throughout the year, students study not only the language, but also the customs and culture of the French speaking world. Shown is student Autumn Dobson. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

Keeping an eye on health

Submitted photoThanks to a partnership with the Lion’s Club, Sierra Foothill Charter School nurse Stephanie Raczkowski was able to perform vision screenings on students in March. The screening consisted of an instant electronic scan of each student’s eyes to determine the potential presence of six eye disorders. No physical contact was required and no eye drops were used. If the […]


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