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Smoky skies cancel classes across Mountain Area

Randy Seals, Superintendent of the Bass Lake Joint Union Elemenetary School District (BLJUSD), has confirmed that all classes at all four of the district’s school sites are canceled Tuesday because of wildfires scorching the Mountain Area.

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Plenty of high fives, hugs & kisses on first day of school

Mountain Area school buses were practically empty the first day of school last week. That’s because most parents prefer to make sure their child(ren) are comfortably settled in to ensure a good start for a new school year. Before leaving, parents took photos of students entering the class for the first time, teachers warmly greeted returning families and reassured those new to the campus, and friends reunited. Hands were held, hugs were exchanged and high fives were swapped.

Education

Chawanakee Unified focuses on the future

With work underway on new facilities including a brand new elementary school, as well as expanded classes and extracurricular programs, Chawanakee Unified School District (CUSD) is approaching the new school year with an eye towards the future.

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School year begins

With most Mountain Area students starting the 2017-18 school next Thursday, the California Highway Patrol and the Madera County Sheriff’s Department are urging motorists to use extreme caution when driving in school zones and around school buses.

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