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Yosemite High School Earns WASC Accreditation

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OAKHURST — Yosemite High School has earned accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through June 2025. The school was notified of its renewed status after a recent mid-cycle visit. The accreditation process includes an evaluation by members of a committee to examine the school’s purpose, program, and operations, based on WASC criteria. An essential aspect of ...

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More School Closures For Monday March 6th

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — All Yosemite Unified schools except Rivergold Elementary School will be closed Monday, March 6, 2023, due to weather-related hazardous conditions. The District Office/Departments will be open. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through Monday morning for our area. Hopefully, we will be able to open all schools on Tuesday. From now until the ...

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Yosemite High School Wins County Mock Trial Competition

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite High School won the 2023 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial held on February 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2023. Yosemite High’s defense and Madera South High School’s prosecution teams competed in the championship round held on Thursday, February 16. Yosemite won the competition and will attend the State Mock Trial on behalf of ...

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Storm Watch: Late February 2023

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting that a series of cold storm systems will continue to bring winter weather impacts to the foothill and mountain communities across our area. These storms are expected to include blizzard like conditions in the higher elevations of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains and snow levels down to 500 ...

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Oakhurst Giftworks & See’s Candy Fund YHS Sober Grad Night

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OAKHURST — Oakhurst Giftworks, owned by Sue Graham and located in the charming town of Oakhurst, California, is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Right now, you can pick up your favorite See’s Candy at the store, either for Valentine’s Day or for your everyday enjoyment. The best part is that part of the proceeds from the candy sales will go to help ...

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Madera County’s Mock Trials Helps Prepare Students for Court

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MADERA COUNTY — Jordan Franks will be charged with robbery and battery during this year’s Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial on February 8, 9, 15, and 16. The Mock Trial is a simulation of a court case with high school students acting as attorneys, witnesses, clerks and bailiffs.  This year students will try the fictional case People vs. ...

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GHSC Repeats as Madera County Academic Decathlon Champions

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MADERA COUNTY — For the second consecutive year, Glacier High School Charter prevailed, making them the champions of the 41st Madera County Academic Decathlon. Glacier High will advance to the state competition March 24-26. They earned a score of 27,282.10 and will advance to the California Academic Decathlon and compete against the best teams in the state. Seven schools competed ...

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YUSD’s Jarrod Bordi Awarded 2023 DSAG Scholars Award

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Congratulations go out to Jarrod Bordi, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at Yosemite Unified School District, for being awarded the 2023 Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group (DSAG) Scholars Award. The DSAG Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to EdD students who aspire to the position of superintendent. This is a competitive award, and scholarship recipients are determined after careful ...

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Icy Roads Cause School Delays And Traffic Alerts

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Hazardous conditions due to icy roads are causing school delays this morning. Also, traffic collisions and hazards are being reported. Please use caution on the roads and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.   We will update this article throughout the day as more information is available.   Traffic Collisions 12:35 pm Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: ...

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2023 Academic Decathletes Ready for Competition

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MADERA COUNTY — The 41st Annual Madera County Academic Decathlon speech, interview, and Super Quiz competitions will be held on Saturday, February 4 at Madera South High School. See map below. The 2023 topic is “The American Revolution and the New Nation.” “We are so excited to be back in person this year after hosting the event online these past ...

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