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Oakhurst Elementary Welcomes Families of Soon-to-be-Kindergartners

Cartoon drawing of a girl and a boy walking along holding hands.

OAKHURST — Oakhurst Elementary School is hosting a “Welcome to Kindergarten” Drive-Through Round-Up and the OES Kindergarten Team of Karen Forbes, Anne Guynn and Laura Jeffris is looking forward to meeting you and your child. The team will have a special present for your child and this will also be a great opportunity to ask them questions and submit kindergarten ...

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Minarets Drama Presents She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

O’NEALS — The school buildings at Minarets High may be closed, but the show must go on! Minarets Drama is proud to present “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms.” The show will premiere live Friday at 6:30 p.m. on the Minarets High School Facebook page and will also air on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Viewing will be free, but donations are ...

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The History Mystery #87: Who is This Mystery Person?

Picture of an old school bus.

By Christina McDonald, Sierra Mono Museum The Sierra Mono Museum is asking for a little help in identifying the individual riding this North Fork School bus, and the approximate decade. As the museum begins to move back, we would like more information on our photograph collections.  If anyone can identify this individual on the bus, maybe it’s the bus driver ...

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Minarets’ Senior Helps ‘Celebrate’ Chawanakee Unified Eighth Graders

O’NEALS — As the community comes together to celebrate seniors graduating from high school, Minarets senior Synovia Wold decided to organize “Adopt an Eighth Grader” as a way to celebrate the eighth graders graduating from Chawanakee Unified elementary schools. The system is similar to the one taking place for graduating seniors in the mountain community; families post a bio about ...

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Slickrock Slam Dunk: 10 Minarets Student Films Advance to Finals

By Johanna Ziegler, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Minarets may still be a young school, but it has already established itself as a champion for its Media Program. This reputation is reaffirmed following the recent announcement of the SlickRock Student Film Festival’s annual “Final Fives.” Slickrock is a student-oriented film festival with over 14 categories available for high ...

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Meet the Minarets Class of 2020 Valedictorians

By Janine Alven, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Despite our current circumstances regarding the pandemic, four students from the 2020 graduating class have persevered and been named valedictorians. With their exemplary work and determination, seniors Mackenzie Camacho, Joseph Langley, Autumn Pecarovich and Synovia Wold have earned the honor of being valedictorians. Mackenzie Camacho Camacho explained, “I set becoming ...

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Yosemite High School Hires New Assistant Principal

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District and Yosemite High School are welcoming Todd Partin as the newest addition to the Badger family. Partin will serve as assistant principal at Yosemite High School, according to Dr.Stephanie Osowski, YHS principal.An Indiana native, Partin moved to the area after retiring from the Air Force. His experience in the Air Force included serving as ...

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Area Students Win Medals at County Academic Pentathlon

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY — Local students claimed a number of medals last week at the 2020 Madera County Academic Pentathlon, which was revised rather than cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The middle school competition was held last Friday (May 1) and moved to an individual online format, with students able to compete from home.Medals were sent to students at their home ...

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