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Back To School Foothill Family Photo Album

We asked readers to send in their photographs depicting local children on their way to the first day of school, which started on Monday, Aug. 18, for many students. Another thing that started that same day was the Junction Fire, now said to have burned hundreds of acres around the Oakhurst area. While emergency responders toil away fighting the flames ...

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Niehoff Moves On With Daniel Ching In Charge

O’NEALS – As the time nears for school to resume, personnel changes are being reported throughout the districts, including some notable new additions and a key departure within Minarets High School. Michael Niehoff has been the principal at Minarets since the school’s inception six years ago. “I have been a secondary educator since 1990, have always worked in project-based, tech-integrated ...

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Congratulations 2014 Minarets Graduates

O’NEALS – The spirited Minarets Mustangs finished this year’s race to graduation, as the Class of 2014 took the stage for their last public appearance as high school students on Thursday, June 5. Graduates rode in two by two on their signature Mustangs – convertibles, that is – and the atmosphere was electric, as music played and the grads faced ...

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Fasi Estate Winery Gives Back

The great people at the Fäsi Estate Winery wanted to find a worthy organization that they could give back to and they didn’t have far to look. Since the Fäsi Estate Winery is located in the foothills of the Sierra National Forest and neighbors to the Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Conservancy was just the organization they were looking for. ...

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Minarets Youth Football Registration

COARSEGOLD – Young athletes who missed the first round of registrations last week need not worry, since Minarets Youth Football (MYF) is holding a second registration for the upcoming football season. MYF will be fielding three teams in the 2014 season: Pee Wees, Juniors and Seniors. The cost for registration is $110 and includes Spirit Pack items such as t-shirt, ...

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Trust The Intention For Positive Education

Written by Chawanakee Unified School District Superintendent Bob Nelson NORTH FORK – I got into the education business because I really like teaching. A lot. There is absolutely nothing like seeing a light come on in the eyes of a child, when you help them connect what they already understand to some new piece of information that you have shared ...

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Minarets Team Plans Bingo For A Cure For Carma

O’NEALS – Three senior students from Minarets High School are hosting a special event on Saturday, Mar. 29, from 12 – 3 p.m. It’s Bingo for a Cure, and proceeds will go toward the Relay for Life team the girls have created to honor a local three-year-old living with a brain stem tumor. Admission to Bingo for a Cure is ...

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Spring Valley School Hosts Tinker Fair

O’NEALS – “Come Tinker With Us,” reads the invitation to the community from Spring Valley School, where all are invited to join in a family-friendly showcase of invention, resourcefulness and creativity. The 1st annual Tinker Fair takes place on campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 22. The idea behind the experience is that students will show ...

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Yosemite Little League Registration

COARSEGOLD – Yosemite Little League (YLL) signups begin this Friday, Jan. 3, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Recreation Center in Yosemite Lakes Park. With an all new Board of Directors to kick off the season, some of the big news is that the League is trying out a new division especially for 13-year-olds. YLL is open to athletes ...

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Veterans Tell Their Stories To Minarets Students

O’NEALS – For the third time in as many years the Sophomore Honors History Class at Minarets High School honored local veterans with a dinner and a day of personal interviews, learning from the life experience of those who serve. The special Veterans Day Dinner Project, held this year on Nov. 12, was the brainchild of then World and U.S. ...

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