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Minarets Students In Sequoia Forestry Challenge

SPRINGVILLE — Students from Minarets High School participated recently in the 2017 Sequoia Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 58 high school students from 9 schools in the Central Valley and Foothills of California. The event was October 11 to 14 at Quaker Meadow Camp, east of Springville. One of the highlights for the students this year was the ...

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Chawanakee’s Customized High School Experience

MOUNTAIN AREA — Educational options are changing across the nation and some of those flexible choices are being offered locally, says Chawanakee Principal Rhonda Corippo. “Chawanakee Academy and Minarets High School have chosen to strengthen and support the option for students to customize their high school experience,” says Corippo. Through concurrent enrollment, students can now choose independent study/home school classes, ...

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Get Tickets Now For Bonanza Night At Bandit Town

Written by Jean Russell – NORTH FORK — Grab your cowboy hat and come on down to Bandit Town on Saturday, Sept. 23, for an evening of fun and games that benefits our local school programs. Bonanza Night will be held in our favorite saloon so bust through those swinging doors dressed-up in western attire for a chance to win ...

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Jackie Byers Named Heritage Days Parade Grand Marshal

OAKHURST — When the 21st annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade steps off on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., look for the one-and-only Jackie Byers sitting atop a pink Cadillac — she’s the Grand Marshall. Jackie has been many things to many people over the course of her residency in the foothills. Mother, teacher, coach, friend, choir director, accompanist and ...

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Schools Cancel Mid-Day Due To Smoke

OAKHURST — Both Yosemite High School and schools in the Bass Lake School District have called school early due to the poor air quality and current conditions. According to the Bass Lake School District transportation page, YHS released at 11:20 and Oakhurst Elementary, Oak Creek Intermediate, Wasuma, and Fresno Flats will release at 11:30. If you do not want your ...

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Bookstore Open For One Day On Oakhurst College Campus

OAKHURST — Students at the Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC) have a one-time chance to buy books and other supplies on the OCCC campus Friday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OCCC students would normally have to buy their books and supplies online or in person at the Madera Community College Center (MCCC) bookstore. This week the MCCC ...

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Raymond-Knowles Leads The Way Back To School

RAYMOND — They’re back! Students at Raymond-Knowles School (RKS) started the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, Aug. 10. District Superintendent and Principal Michelle Townsend says it was a great day for everyone. “We welcomed two new teachers this year: Mrs. Natasha Scrivner and Mrs. Eden Westergaard. The RKS family is looking forward to a fabulous school year.” Their tagline? Create. ...

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AAUW Backpack Project Includes Families Hit By Wildfire

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa AAUW Backpack Project gift registry website has been updated to help accommodate children whose homes have been damaged or destroyed during the fire. Children with homes damaged or destroyed in the north who attend Greeley Hill – Coulterville school in Greeley Hill will be included. The drop off date has been extended to Friday, Aug. 4. The ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2017-18

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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Arts Education For Youth In Juvenile Justice System

MARIPOSA – The California Arts Council announced its plans to award to the Mariposa County Arts Council a grant to fund their ongoing work with probation and foster youth as part of its JUMP StArts program. JUMP StArts supports arts education and artists-in-residence programs for youth engaged in the juvenile justice system. Activities may take place in classroom, after-school, social ...

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