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Madera County Math Tournament Results

MADERA COUNTY — Sherman Thomas STEM Academy swept the overall Madera County Math Tournament and took first place for both the 7th and 8th grade competitions on Friday. Ranchos Middle School came in second place in the overall 7th grade math competition and Coarsegold Elementary School placed third. Dairyland Elementary Schools 8th grade team placed second in the competition and ...

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School Seeks Prom Wear For Angel’s Closet

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School is gearing up for Junior/Senior Prom 2019 and organizers are hoping the community can take a collective look in its closets to see if anything is suitable for students to wear. Prom clothes are expensive, as are senior years in public schools. With expenses varying from the cost of school trips, to special tests, and ...

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2019 Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee

MADERA COUNTY — For two nights, Monday and Tuesday Apr. 1 – 2, the best elementary school spellers in the mountain area converged on Rivergold Elementary for the 2019 Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee. The Bee is comprised of all 1st place winners, grades K– 8th, from 11 different mountain elementary schools. Retired Rivergold teacher, Holly Walter was the ...

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Everything Is Peachy At Oakhurst Elementary

By Christy Newell — OAKHURST — The first grade students at Oakhurst Elementary once again had the privilege of representing the school at the annual Peach Blossom Festival at Fresno State on earlier this month. The purpose of the Peach Blossom Festival is to expose children to oral interpretations and allow them to have a positive experience at Fresno State. ...

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Sheriff’s Foundation Teams With Oakhurst College To Save YHS Criminology Class

OAKHURST – When a social studies teacher at Yosemite High unexpectedly resigned late last year, administrators thought they would have to cancel the school’s popular criminology class. But the Madera County Sheriff’s (MCF) Foundation and Oakhurst Community College came to the rescue of the would-be criminologists, with the college assigning one of its adjunct instructors — at no charge to ...

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The Sweet Sounds Of Nite On The Town This Saturday

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s award winning music department is hosting the 11th annual Nite on the Town on Saturday, Mar. 23 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. The extravaganza is held in the YHS gymnasium, transformed for one afternoon only into a fabulous bistro-style venue with entertainment in all directions. All proceeds benefit the Badger Music Department. Tix are $25 ...

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YHS Girls Basketball Falls Short In Valley Championship Game

By YHS Correspondent —  OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School girls basketball team fell just five points short of its goal of winning the Division II Central Section championship, losing to Bakersfield High 47-42 at Selland Arena in Fresno last Friday night, Feb. 22. In an electric atmosphere with hundreds of spectators gathered from around the Central Valley and Central ...

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Community Forum With Architects On New Oakhurst College

OAKHURST — Interested in the future? Plans are progressing for the new Oakhurst Community College Center located on the west side of Westlake Drive, north of Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Once again, the public is invited to attend a community forum where architects will provide an update on the project. The Oakhurst Commununity College Center Community Forum will take place ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools Job Fair

COUNTY — Two local school districts are holding a common hiring fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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OCI Focus on Staff: Bonnie Mills

By Star Gongora and Cameron Foster —  OAKHURST — Bonnie Mills, known to her students as Mrs. Mills, is a 6th grade teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) in the fields of English Language Arts and Social Studies. She started teaching at Raymond-Knowles Elementary School and has been at OCI ever since. This year, Mrs. Mills began her 28th year ...

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