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Math Students Experience Ups And Downs Of Engineering

By Robin Ward — OAKHURST — First and foremost, I love my job as a fifth grade teacher at Oakhurst Elementary school, where I have taught going on ten years now. It is also amazing to be part of a community that wraps its arms around the success of our children and embraces the success that kind of spirit fosters. ...

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Law Day Yosemite Focus Is WWII Japanese Internment

YOSEMITE — The Fifth Annual Law Day Yosemite will be held this year on Friday, Apr. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. in Yosemite Valley, on the playing field of Yosemite Elementary School. This year’s theme is “Not to Be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment.” Seventy-five years ago the United States entered into World War II following the Japanese attack ...

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Bass Lake School District Seeks Community Input On New Superintendent

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees has selected Leadership Associates’ executive search advisor Sally Frazier, assisted by Juan Garza, to conduct the recruitment and comprehensive search process for the selection of the next district superintendent. In March, current Superintendent Glenn Reid announced his retirement, effective in August of 2017. Community input will be ...

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Raymond-Knowles School Celebrates Success

By Michelle Townsend — RAYMOND — Raymond-Knowles School is proud and has a lot of successes to celebrate. State test results have been published and are available to the public. In English Language Arts we received a status of low, missing a medium status report by a mere 1.1 points. We received a significant increase with an improvement of +45.8 points ...

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Sabrina King’s Mission Improvable At YHS

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School senior Sabrina King has been a member of the school’s theater arts department for all four years of attendance, and for her senior project, she’s raising money for the cause. In conjunction with the YHS Advanced Theater Arts class, Sabrina will present Mission Improvable on Thursday and Friday, Mar. 30 and 31, in the Yosemite High School ...

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Pentathletes’ Super Quiz Battle Of The Brains

COUNTY — No fooling: Madera County’s middle school students will be putting their minds to the test during the 2017 Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz on Saturday, Apr. 1, with an  awards ceremony held immediately afterwards. Nearly 200 students from 13 schools from throughout Madera County will participate. Super Quiz marks the final event in this five-event competition. On Friday, March 17, students ...

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Universal Reversal: Minarets’ Interactive Installation

Submitted by Willow Sanchez and Natasha Lucas —  OAKHURST — Students at Minarets High School invite the community to an afternoon that combines wine tasting for adults with the opportunity to experience a world of art — a galaxy, even — from a youthful perspective. The Art & Wine event will take place at the Idle Hour Winery on Saturday, Mar. 25, from 1 ...

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Bass Lake School District’s Superintendent Reid To Retire

OAKHURST — The members of the Board of Trustees of the Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District have announced the retirement of Glenn Reid as Superintendent effective in August, 2017. Mr. Reid has served in the role of Superintendent since 2006, and has worked in the district since 1999 when he was appointed principal at Wasuma Elementary School. “It ...

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Catch Some Minarets Spring Sports

By Ryan McDougald and Zemí Stacy —  O’NEALS — After a record breaking soccer season, with Varsity boys going into the second round of playoffs, the girls’ team boasting thirteen shutouts, and a hard fought basketball season, the Minarets High School Mustangs’ spring sports teams are gearing up. We have softball, baseball and, for the first time this year, track. ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis BINGO Bash

OAKHURST — Gather your daubers! It’s time for a little wearin’ of the green and perhaps even some winnin’ of the green as lucky people from across the foothils descend on the Oakhurst Community Center for the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis traditional spring bingo night, in search of their pot of gold. The event is Saturday, Mar. 18 and doors open ...

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