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November 29, 2014 by Elaine Higgins Bernard (Register to contact)

I regret to inform all of Elaine's classmates that she passed away this last March. We were married wonderful 54 years.

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Ray Bernard

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Merced high school board wanted to add student rep. Here’s why the initiative was halted  Merced Sun-Star

The decision by the Merced Union High School District board to suspend a subcommittee focused on the creation of a student representative position has ...



These Merced County schools are among the lowest performing in the state. What’s being done?  Merced Sun-Star

Bernhard Marks and Dos Palos elementary schools in Dos Palos, CA, and El Capitan Elementary in Delhi, CA, were named three of the lowest performing ...



Steven and Cary Stayner: The tale of two brothers' horror and heroism  ABC News

The two brothers of the Stayner family are both famous, both tied to the wonder of Yosemite National Park, and both knew unspeakable horror. Steven Stayner ...



Student told Merced High gun part was found on campus. It wasn’t accurate, police say  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High School was placed on lockdown early Monday after a magazine to a firearm was found on campus, according to Merced police and school officials.



Merced high school teachers, district agree on raises in new negotiated contract  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District's teachers and administration have come to an agreement on a contract for the next two years.



Golden Valley basketball coach identified as alleged sexual harasser in school records  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High's legendary varsity boys basketball coach allegedly sexually abused school teacher by slapping her buttocks during the Merced High ...



Merced high school district holds special meeting on sexual harassment claims  Merced Sun-Star

After a marathon closed session at a special meeting of the Merced Union High School District, the board announced plans to improve how the district handles ...



Merced high school district’s revamped sexual harassment policies under fire  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced, CA Union High School District has continued overhauling its policies on sexual harassment, releasing new details on how employees are ...



Merced teenager arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up’ school dance, police say  Merced Sun-Star

A 14-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend in connection with a social media post which the teenager said he would “shoot up” a school dance at Merced ...



Stories of alleged sexual harassment continue as Merced high school board addresses policies  The Modesto Bee

The national "#MeToo" discussion that has reinvigorated conversations on sexual assault and harassment came to Atwater on Wednesday, as teachers, ...



The students were absent from school. So Merced County had their parents arrested  The Modesto Bee

Three parents from Merced were arrested last week after their children missed too much school after Merced County school districts and the district attorney's ...



'The system is broken.' Decorated teacher says Merced Union fails to protect victims  Merced Sun-Star

A tense Merced Union High School District meeting on Wednesday came to a head when a celebrated teacher blasted administrators, saying they protected ...



Shooting threat at high school was false, but it still shook Merced students, parents  Merced Sun-Star

On a day when high school students walked out of thousands of campuses across the country to advocate for stricter gun control, students at Merced's Golden ...



Teenager arrested for threat to shoot Merced school dance  KMPH Fox 26

Merced Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy for making threats on social media to carry out a shooting. Police were alerted before 8:00 p. m. Saturday after ...



Merced schools modify schedules due to poor air quality from Camp Fire  Merced Sun-Star

Poor air quality caused by the wildfires burning in California have led Merced County school officials to cancel classes or keep students inside as much as ...



Merced High student diagnosed with tuberculosis. Up to 200 on campus to be tested  Merced Sun-Star

The first case of tuberculosis this year was recently reported at Merced High School, according to the Merced County Department of Public Health.



Construction on new elementary school in Merced County to start soon, officials say  Merced Sun-Star

School officials expect Los Banos to have a new elementary school ready by the start of school in 2020. The long-term school plan will be funded by Measure X, ...



How did your Merced County school district’s students do? State test results released  Merced Sun-Star

State test results show most Merced County students, as in previous years, are not keeping up with the state average. But local educators are focused more on ...



More Merced high schools add private rooms for staff, students to breastfeed infants  The Fresno Bee

Most Merced County high schools have added specialized rooms on campus where staff members and students can breastfeed their infants in comfortable ...



Around Town (10/04/2018)  Merced Sun-Star

The Atwater High annual Homecoming Parade is Friday Oct.5 at 3:30 p.m. This year's theme is “Freddy On Demand.” Floats by Atwater High School clubs, ...



Merced County schools on edge over bogus threat reports, officials say  Merced Sun-Star

Authorities said rumors of any immediate threats to high school campuses in Merced and Atwater Wednesday are not credible.



Merced elementary teachers signed a new union contract. Here’s how much they’ll make  Merced Sun-Star

Teachers in Merced's public elementary schools will get 4 percent raises this school year and 2 percent increases next year, according to a renegotiated ...



16-year-old Merced student killed in crash on Highway 99 in Sacramento  KFSN-TV

Those at a Merced high school are now grieving after a 16-year-old student was killed in a crash over the weekend.



These educators in Merced County were honored by MCOE for their service for students  Merced Sun-Star

Fourteen educators in Merced County were honored Wednesday during the Merced County Office of Education's annual Excellence in Education program, with ...



Here's who will be the next principal at Rivera Elementary in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

David Garza, who was the assistant principal at Rivera Middle School, will move over to the top spot for Rivera Elementary, the district announced in a Facebook ...



What’s New at the Merced City School District?  Merced Sun-Star

The new school year kicked off on Aug. 15 for the Merced City School District, and we are thrilled to have students and staff back on all of our 18 campuses!



Atwater High students open blooming business on campus. Here’s what you should know.  The Modesto Bee

The new student-run floral shop at Atwater High School in Merced County, California is staffed by 19 students from the school's floral program. The experience ...



Social media chatter of threats is untrue, Merced police and school leaders urge  Merced Sun-Star

Merced school leaders and police issued a joint statement late Wednesday in an effort to ensure parents that children are safe at school despite recent social ...



MCSD Campuses Receiving Major Upgrades this Summer  Merced Sun-Star

Crews are hard at work this summer making significant improvements to several Merced City School District campuses. These projects align with our district's ...



Downey plays another Stanislaus District power, but this time, comes up on short end  The Modesto Bee

Playing another Stanislaus District power, Downey coach Jeremy Plaa knew his team would need a near-perfect performance to beat high-powered Merced.



Get your grito ready. Merced County school has its own mariachi band  Merced Sun-Star

Twenty-two Delhi High School students have formed a mariachi band, connecting music education to the cultural history of the community, according to ...



This Merced County school district just won state award  Merced Sun-Star

The Atwater Elementary School District has received a statewide award recognizing its ability to “closing the opportunity gap,” according to district and county ...



Merced: City on the Rise  Merced Sun-Star

Nowadays, the popular city slogan is “Merced is a city on the rise,” which is a catchy and clever way to coin the changes taking place in our historic town.



Proposed Merced College ag project gets some good news in California’s budget  Merced Sun-Star

In the proposed $144 billion budget proposed by California Governor Gavin Newsom are funds necessary to construct a new agriculture and industrial ...



Merced, Los Banos students win Merced County junior high, elementary spelling bees  Merced Sun-Star

Cruickshank Middle School seventh grader Nicole Nguyen took the top spot in the junior high spelling bee, while Westside Elementary fourth grader Harneet ...



Los Banos schools improve in English, need work in math, state test results suggest  Merced Sun-Star

Many Los Banos schools are still testing below the state average, according to the 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Smarter ...



These Merced middle schoolers just won a high school dominated competition  Merced Sun-Star

A team from Merced's Cruickshank Middle School won a Quiz Bowl competition after beating out several high school teams from across central California, ...



Here’s why Governor candidate Newsom was at Merced College this week  The Modesto Bee

California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom was at Merced College on Wednesday to tour an aging facility and listen to advocates of community colleges.



Merced College cancels classes for the week due to lingering Camp Fire smoke  Merced Sun-Star

Merced College joined UC Merced and school districts in Merced County in closing classes Thanksgiving week due to bad air quality from the Camp Fire smoke ...



Grad rates for Merced area schools above state average  Merced Sun-Star

While Merced County's graduation rate as a whole fell slightly last year, most schools posted numbers that were above the state average for high school ...



17 inducted in Merced High’s third Hall of Fame class  Merced Sun-Star

Don Bragonier, a member of Merced High's Class of 1962, told the story about going to a football game while he attended Cal Western in San Diego.



Five “20 Under 40” Honorees Hail From UC Merced | Newsroom  UC Merced University News

Donna Birch Trahan, UC Merced. September 20, 2018. School of Natural Sciences Professor Anna Beaudin. Five of the Merced Sun-Star's 2018 “20 Under 40” ...



Merced High teacher arrested, accused of having sex with student  Merced Sun-Star

A Merced High School science teacher was arrested last week after he allegedly was caught by a patrolling Merced County sheriff's deputy in a parked pickup ...



Merced High School placed on brief lockdown  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High School was placed on lockdown for “about 20 minutes” while police searched for armed teenagers around 5 p.m. Monday, according to officers.



How can you be more active in your child's education? Merced County educators explain  Merced Sun-Star

Finding ways to help parents become more involved in their childrens' education and schools has been an enduring goal for Merced County educators.



Merced High to have new principal next year  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High School will begin the next school year with a new principal, district officials confirmed Thursday.



Atwater elementary school adds seventh graders after $4.36 million expansion  Merced Sun-Star

The Atwater Elementary School District completed expansion of Peggy Heller School to alleviate overcrowding at Mitchell Senior School, officials said. It's not ...



How these Reyes Elementary students turned cardboard into an arcade.  Merced Sun-Star

Students at Reyes Elementary School in Merced recently created a “cardboard arcade” which was enjoyed by other students at the school.



Merced High wins top honors at decathlon for ninth year in a row  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High School earned first place over the weekend in the Merced County Academic Decathlon for the ninth consecutive year.



Super Snacks Now Available for Students in MCSD Extended Day Programs  Merced Sun-Star

Hundreds of students throughout the Merced City School District stay on campus after the final bell to participate in extended-day programs. For some, it's a ...



Friday Night Football - Week 4 - Schedules, scores and highlights from around the Valley  KFSN-TV

Schedules, scores and highlights of High School Football around Fresno, Visalia, and the rest of the Central Valley.



UC Merced students celebrate graduating class of 1,254 with family, friends  Merced Sun-Star

Students on Saturday took the anticipated walk across Scholars Bridge, through the Beginnings Sculpture for graduation Saturday. The School of Engineering ...



This Atwater school was named a 'Distinguished School' by the state  Merced Sun-Star

Elmer Wood Elementary is the only school in Merced County honored as one of the state's "Distinguished Schools" this year for using data-driven instruction and ...



Here’s why Merced College gets ‘a lot of kudos’ for its police training program  The Modesto Bee

The Merced College Police Officers Standards and Training program to train police officers has begun to grow its notoriety as more agencies are becoming ...



EPA names Merced County teacher one of most innovative environmental teachers of 2018  Merced Sun-Star

Sergio de Alba, a teacher at R.M. Miano Elementary School in Los Banos, was selected as an honorable mention for the Environmental Protection Agency's ...



Should children attend full-day kindergarten? California law may soon require it.  Merced Sun-Star

California law may soon require that all kindergarteners attend a full day of school, as opposed to the half-day programs many districts offer. Under new ...



Merced High teacher convicted of sex with a student. He will spend 1 year in jail  Merced Sun-Star

A 30-year-old Merced High School science teacher pleaded no contest this week to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old female student. Blia Yang ...



Union workers protesting for higher wages at UC Merced  Merced Sun-Star

About two dozen union workers formed a picket line Tuesday at UC Merced, the second day of a planned three-day strike protesting stagnating contract ...



Merced County high school graduation schedule  Merced Sun-Star

Merced County high schools are sending off their seniors this week while friends and family witness their graduations.



Get a Birdseye View of the Colorful New Project at Peterson Elementary in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

Students at Peterson Elementary in Merced will return to a blacktop play-area filled with colorful new artwork and activities when school resumes on Wednesday, ...



Tom Gene Martin passed away July 28, 2017  Sierra Star

Commander Tom Gene Martin, 61, passed away on July 18, 2017. He peacefully left us with his wife Amanda, sons Tommy Robert Martin and Morgan Staneart ...



Merced Christian school has new campus for middle and high school students  Merced Sun-Star

Junior High and high school students at Stone Ridge Christian School in Merced County have been able to use the new campus this school year for the first time ...



Week 0 High School Football Round Up: Monte Vista, Inderkum Open Season With Wins  CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The high school football season is underway and opening night in the central valley did not disappoint. DE LA SALLE 14, FOLSOM ...



Merced County middle schoolers compete in literary challenge. Here's who won  Merced Sun-Star

Merced County middle school students compete in a literary challenge, according to a news release from the Merced City School District.



Shedding some light on candidates for MUHSD board seats  Merced Sun-Star

Merced Union High School District board of trustees candidates answer questions.



Free family nights offered at MCSD STEAM Center  Merced Sun-Star

Staff members throughout the Merced City School District love to make learning fun and involve parents in the process - from family math game nights to student ...



Miss Merced County has a passion for agriculture  Merced Sun-Star

The 2018 Miss Merced County's passion for agriculture led her to winning the crown and becoming a more visible advocate for the industry, she said.



‘This is scary’ – Merced residents react as teacher is accused of sex with student  Merced Sun-Star

The news of a Merced High teacher arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl was met mostly with “disappointment” from parents of ...



Here are the young women who want the Miss Merced County crown  Merced Sun-Star

The Miss Merced County pageant is Jan. 27 at Golden Valley High School in Merced. Eleven young women will face off.



Merced sixth graders head to outdoor science camp this fall  Merced Sun-Star

Sixth-graders in the Merced City School District will be able to attend an outdoor school in the fall, according to a news release from the Merced City School ...



Emotional CCC championship for Merced High School swimmers  Modesto Bee

Josh Fluetsch called it the hardest swim meet of his life. Many of his Merced High School teammates felt the same, including seniors Kai Jones and Jande ...



Culture Club Supports Student and Parent Learning at Fremont Elementary  Merced Sun-Star

A powerful program is making a positive impact in the lives of students and their families at Fremont Elementary in Merced. It's called Culture Club.



Merced City School District invites families to Montessori information night  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced City School District is proud to offer the only public Montessori program in Merced County as a free educational option for our elementary students.



Merced College debate teams finishes the year strong  Merced Sun-Star

Gustavo Garcia and Jessee Espinosa treated their trip to Daytona, Florida. like a research expedition. The Merced College debate team had been humbled a bit ...



Obituary of Danette Rizzonelli  The Union of Grass Valley

Danette Rizzonelli passed away on December 14, 2018. She was 61. A graveside *service* will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Winton Cemetery ...



This Merced County superintendent is moving to a new district, MCOE says  Merced Sun-Star

An award-winning superintendent in Merced County is taking the top administrator's spot in Gustine Unified School District, according to a news release.



What’s old is new again at El Capitan High in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The new and old El Capitan High School campuses are set to come together Thursday for a ceremony featuring a time capsule and the historical cornerstone in ...



Merced inducting inaugural Hall of Fame class  Merced Sun-Star

One of the first projects Paul Hogue took on after becoming the athletic director at Merced High School last year was putting together a sports Hall of Fame.



Merced high schools get new principals  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District named two principals this week, each a graduate of Atwater High School. The board of trustees, during a special meeting ...



Police investigating Merced middle school teacher over cellphone in a locker room  Merced Sun-Star

Merced police detectives are investigating allegations surrounding a Weaver Middle School teacher accused by students of using a cellphone to film them ...



Merced children put ice cream on a principal's head. He was happy about it  Merced Sun-Star

The students of Sheehy Elementary School in Merced were challenged to raise $750 in February for "Pennies for Patients," a fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia ...



MCSD students strive to help others through science  Merced Sun-Star

The students of the Merced City School District never cease to amaze me with their intelligence, creativity, and compassion. All of those attributes were on ...



Class of 2009: Golden Valley High School  Merced Sun-Star

The ceremony: 6:45 p.m., Golden Valley High School Quad. School mascot: Cougar. School colors: Cardinal red and gold. Number of graduates: 517 ...



Atwater, Merced Take Top Honors at Second Annual Merced County STEM Fair  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater Elementary and Merced City took the top spots at the second annual Merced County STEM Fair this week at the Merced County Fairgrounds Pavilion ...



Merced public pools open during summer  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Parks and Recreation Department is offering separate swim times for general swimmers and adults through Aug. 14. It's “Free Swim Fridays” at ...



Career-Minded Students Get a Helping Hand | Newsroom  UC Merced University News

By Brenda Ortiz, UC Merced. April 2, 2018. The Center for Career and Professional Advancement connects students to opportunities and experiences that best ...



Merced schools celebrate the past year while looking to the future  Merced Sun-Star

It's hard to believe we're less than a week away from the last day of school, but the rising temperatures (and the Merced City School District calendar) make it ...



State test scores released; Merced County kids doing better  Merced Sun-Star

This region remained below state averages, but schools are marching in the right direction, state test scores show. Across California nearly half of test takers, ...



Credit union branch at Merced High School first of its kind in county  Merced Sun-Star

It's been said that an investment in knowledge pays the best interest. For five seniors at Merced High School, they're gaining knowledge about both investments ...



Hoover Students Accept Rachel’s Challenge  Merced Sun-Star

Students at Merced's Hoover Middle School are taking part in a new initiative to support a positive learning environment called “Rachel's Challenge.”



Peggy Heller educator named Merced County’s Teacher of the Year  Merced Sun-Star

A transitional kindergarten teacher from Atwater and a library clerk from Delhi took top honors at the 12th annual Merced County Excellence in Education ...



QSB's Portia Mira Wins GradSlam!, Advances to Finals | Newsroom  UC Merced University News

By Donna Birch Trahan. April 19, 2018. Pictured left to right: Graduate Dean Marjorie Zatz, students Craig Ennis, Portia Mira. Dean Marjorie Zatz, graduate ...



Good Sports: Merced High School's Maddie Nickles  ABC30.com

Merced High School junior Maddie Nickles is batting over .500 this season while serving as the Bears' number one pitcher, and she's also considered one of the ...



Measure M Improvements Continue Across MCSD  Merced Sun-Star

As we begin a new year, the Merced City School District would like to provide our community with an update on the major facilities projects that were completed ...



Statewide band competition set in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The 56th annual Central California Band Review set for Saturday has grown since last year, according to organizers.



Major Projects Underway Across Merced City School District  Merced Sun-Star

Facilities projects across the Merced City School District are going full speed ahead in order to accomplish as much as possible while children are away from ...



MCSD Montessori Program Offers Educational Alternative  Merced Sun-Star

For some people, Montessori education may be a bit of a mystery. There often is confusion about how it differs from the traditional classroom setting and what ...



After-school enrichment program attracts Merced, Atwater students  Merced Sun-Star

About 1,000 students at high schools in Merced and Atwater are participating in an after-school program that helps them keep up with their academic credits, ...



Merced Elite AAU basketball tryouts March 11  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Elite AAU basketball program will host tryouts Saturday at the Merced High School gym.



Merced’s Ambriz runs his way to special place in school history  Modesto Bee

About a third of the way through the Sac-Joaquin Section cross country championship race in November at Willow Hill Reservoir in Folsom, Merced High's ...



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