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Yosemite Unified Welcomes Interim Superintendent

COARSEGOLD — In a meeting at Rivergold Elementary School last night, the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire Mike Berg as Interim Superintendent. Berg starts his tenure today and will work with Fred Cogan, Administrator on Special Assignment from Madera County Superintendent of Schools Office, during this transition. “Mr. Berg comes to us having retired ...

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Determination Matters In Fight Against Cancer

O’NEALS — ​​My name is MadaLynn Rocha. I am a junior at Minarets High School, and I have a dream to end cancer. Every year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society(LLS) holds an annual seven week campaign that specially selected students from the Central Valley participate in. I have been honored to participate alongside my best friend, Hunter Olson from University High ...

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6th Annual Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding

CLOVIS – The Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding scholarship fundraiser is held to raise money for scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors in the surrounding mountain area. Participants will want to register for the 6th Annual Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding, which takes place this year on Saturday, Mar. 17, at Blasingame Ranch in Clovis. The first event starts ...

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County Administrator Clarifies YUSD Position

OAKHURST — With televised news reports varying, a Madera County administrator in Special Assignment to the Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) was determined today to set the record straight when it comes to the District, and he did so in the form of an open letter to the community at large. The missive was electronically circulated to members of the ...

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Celebrating FFA Week At Minarets

O’NEALS — The FFA organization celebrates their advocacy of agriculture annually in a week-long event known as FFA Week. February 17th-24th is a countrywide celebrated week filled with fun activities to show support of our communities, local agriculturalists, and chapter members. Members show how they have been impacted by agriculture and live the FFA Motto of Learning to Do, Doing ...

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YUSD Approves Staff Reductions, Says Programs Will Remain

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees voted at a Special Meeting on Monday, Mar. 5 to approve a resolution to reduce 17 certificated positions, says Board President Tammy Loveland. “Five of the teacher positions are retirements or resignations, so only twelve will be given notices,” Loveland notes. “We are not reducing any programs in the district. ...

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Time for Minarets Baseball!

By Mary Uribe and Maisy Fronteras —  O’NEALS — Baseball season is in full swing and the Minarets baseball team has hit the ground running. The players have been working hard and practicing throughout the year with Fall Ball and winter practices. ​The team is three games into the season and Mustangs are currently at 3-0. On Thursday, Feb. 22, the ...

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Heartwarming: Raymond Girl’s Project Designed To Connect

RAYMOND — Already known for their compassion and dedication to the community, students at Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary School (RKS) are frequently hard at work on service hours required in order to graduate. Among other boxes they need to check off in order to depart with honors from the K-8 school, some 45 hours of community service are banked over the ...

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YUSD Special Board Meeting Tonight, Mar. 5

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District’s Board of Trustees has called a Special Meeting for tonight, Mar. 5, in the cafeteria at Yosemite High School. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and the Agenda appears below. Yosemite Unified School District is comprised of Coarsegold Elementary, Rivergold Elementary, Yosemite High School, and an Educational Options program. The next regular meeting of ...

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Chloe DePledge Takes Top Honors In “Poetry Out Loud”

MADERA – Chloe DePledge, of Glacier High School, won First Place at the Poetry Out Loud finals in Madera, and now advances to the State Finals Competition in Sacramento. On Saturday, Feb. 10, Madera County Arts Council hosted the Madera County Finals Competition for Poetry Out Loud at Circle Gallery. Students from Madera High School, Madera South High School, Liberty ...

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