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Under The Scenes: Minarets Drama Takes on The Little Mermaid at Hillside Elementary

Minarets students rehearsing for The Little Mermaid.

By Colby Jobinger MINARETS — Grab your Dinglehoppers, thing-a-mabobs, and snarfblatts, because it’s time for the winter musical at Minarets. The Minarets drama program has proudly announced that they will be performing Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Dec. 5, 6, and 7, at Hillside Elementary. After a very extensive audition and callback process full of cold reads (acting out scenes with ...

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Fields Of Faith Is Coming to Raupp Field At Yosemite High School

Fields of Faith

Join Fields of Faith at Raupp Football Stadium at Yosemite High School on October 9th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Fields of Faith is put on by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This event will feature students encouraging other students to pursue a relationship with Jesus and to also get into the Word of God. There will be worship, student ...

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Madera County Compact to Host 6th Annual Manufacturing Day

6th Annual Manufacturing Day

MADERA — The Madera County Compact and several manufacturing companies will soon welcome Madera County students to their 6th Annual Manufacturing Day. The event is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the sixth year in a row that Madera County Compact will celebrate Manufacturing Day in collaboration with various community partners, showing support ...

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Solar Suitcases Arrive In Africa And South Dakota

Solar suitcases in Kenya! All the way from Wasuma Elementary!

BASS LAKE — Eighth graders at Wasuma Elementary School are hard at work, getting ready to send out their next batch of solar suitcases. Previous suitcases, which are portable solar systems housed in a suitcase and hand-built by the students, have gone to Africa as well as to a Native American reservation in South Dakota suffering from a severe flood. ...

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Wasuma Elementary Pitches In To Help With Bass Lake Cleanup

Cleanup day at Bass Lake!

BASS LAKE — Miss Slayter’s 4th grade class and Mrs. Seals’ 4th & 5th grade classes at Wasuma Elementary, along with chaperones and some staff members, went to Bass Lake on Sept. 19, to help with cleaning up the lake. After a long day of work, they had cleaned up three day use areas, two campgrounds, parts of the shoreline ...

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Head Start Taking Applications for 2019-20 School Year

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2020 school year. Mountain Head Start in North Fork offers a full day program of six hours. Oakhurst Head Start offers a 3.5 hour afternoon program. Head Start provides a free, comprehensive, high-quality preschool program designed to foster healthy development for income-eligible children and ...

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Family to Establish Karina Barnett Memorial Scholarship

Karina Rose Barnett

On behalf of the Barnett family, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from this community as our family and the Rosasco family have faced the heartbreaking accident involving our daughter Karina and their son Sam. Some of our greatest comfort has been the expressions of sympathy we’ve received in so many ...

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Yosemite National Park And The Ansel Adams Gallery Announce The 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art Photography Contest

Image of field workers by Ansel Adams

Winning artwork will be featured in the Ansel Adams Gallery! Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and photography Contest. This contest celebrates the artistic creativity of our local youth living in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest is open to all students, ...

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Welcome Back To School: California Bus Laws And A Message From Glen Billington, YUSD Superintendent

stop sign on school bus

Sierra News Online would like to welcome all new and returning students to the start of the 2019-2020 school year! Please be advised that all classes for the following school districts begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th: Chawanakee Unified School District Yosemite Unified School District. An important message about buses and flashing red lights:  As every Californian should know, when driving, ...

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YUSD Appoints New Board Trustee For Area 1

apples and books

Effective June 13, 2019, Board Trustee for Area 1 of Yosemite Unified School District, Tim Curley, resigned from office. August 5, 2019, Anne Flanagan was appointed as Provisional Trustee to Area 1 effective August 19, 2019 through December 2020. Unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures, is filed in the office of the ...

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