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Minarets FFA Honored At Sectional Awards

O’NEALS — Within the FFA there are many degrees and awards that not only high school members, but administrators can get as well. There are so many community members and Chawanakee District staff that help and dedicate their time to the Minarets FFA program. On Thursday Apr. 5, ten FFA members and five staff members, along with their parents and ...

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Yosemite High Decathletes Bring Home Two Medals

SACRAMENTO — Yosemite High School students competed and medaled at the state Decathlon against nearly 600 decathletes from throughout California. The Yosemite Team includes Olivia Mattos, Kelsey Montalto, Hannah Hurtado, Bryce Talbot, Alexia Dahlin, Burke Stewart, Emily Anderson, Dillon Doss.  Coach: Carole Calderwood Bryce Talbot earned a silver medal in speech with a near perfect score. He competed in the ...

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Uplifting Lip Dub: Minarets Single-Take On Positivity

​O’NEALS — Every year Minarets High School participates in a school-wide Lip Dub. What is a Lip Dub, you might ask? It combines lip syncing and audio dubbing to make a music video, done in a single unedited shot throughout multiple buildings and locations. It’s been a Minarets tradition since 2012 as a way to bring the entire campus together, ...

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Yosemite High School Theater: Putnam County Spelling Bee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Apr. 4 through Saturday, Apr. 7. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theater. “I hope people will come out and support our show, and the arts at YHS,” says Theater Arts teacher Lars Thorson. “Many people told me that with all of ...

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Mountain Area Girls Soccer Championship Tournament

COARSEGOLD — On Friday, Mar. 23 the Rivergold School Girls Soccer Team defeated Coarsegold School in an exciting shoot out after the teams finished the championship game tied 1-1. The team is coached by Bob Elliott and Terry Rich. Congratulations to the Rivergold Girls Soccer on this three-peat! Home of the Hawks, Rivergold Elementary School is located at 31800 Road 400 ...

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Student Arts And History Showcase Explores Violence

Submitted by Evan Higgins — OAKHURST — By the time someone in America has turned 18 they will have witnessed 16,000 television murders and 200,000 acts of television violence. Violence can be emotional, verbal or physical and its victims can spend a lifetime coping with the wounds. It comes in the form of wars, it can be institutional, it can ...

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Oakhurst Community Concert Band Spring Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Concert Band presents their Spring Concert on Sunday, Apr. 8 at Mountain Christian Center. The program starts at 3 p.m. and features a special guest appearance by the Yosemite High School Wind Ensemble. As always, the concert is free. Click on image to enlarge. The music for this performance ranges from familiar to inspirational, with something ...

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Kindergarten Roundup At North Fork School

NORTH FORK – Kindergarten Roundup for the 2018-2019 school year at North Fork School is set for Wednesday, Apr. 18. Your child will need to turn age 5 by Sept. 1, 2018, however, children turning 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2, may register for Transitional Kindergarten. Please call the school office at 559-877-2215 to set up an appointment. On ...

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North Fork Takes Top Honors In Academic Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY — The 2018 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 17, with North Fork School being named this year’s seventh and eighth grade champions. North Fork 8th Grade Team Members: Tenaya Ahrens, Kristian Beighey, Nyviah Bethel, Clover Cicoletti, Sean Glitch, Madeline Griffin, Leilani Grijalva, Selena Mendosa, Laura Rohrbaugh, Elise Stover, ...

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Will The Undefeated Reign Of Staff Ever End?

O’NEALS — As the Minarets basketball team moves off the court this school year, a new team stepped on the court to defend their title when Minarets had the fourth annual Donkey Basketball game at 7 p.m. in the gym. Students who sold tickets had the opportunity to ride in this game against the staff. While the staff dominated the ...

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