UC Merced

UC Merced Gets Into the ‘Act’

Shakespeare wrote “the play’s the thing.” Of course, he was referring to using a play to catch a murderer, but in Shakespeare’s day, people believed the theater had the power to elicit deep emotion — even move the guilty to give themselves away.


MCSD Celebrates a Stellar Year

It’s hard to believe that another school year has already come to an end! The past few weeks were packed with excitement for students and staff throughout the Merced City School District. After months of hard work, they had a chance to enjoy a variety of celebrations from talent shows and dance festivals to awards ceremonies and graduations. I loved visiting many of our campuses for these events and seeing the cheering parents, the smiling students, and the proud staff. We really are a family, and I’m thankful to be a part of it.


Free family nights offered at MCSD STEAM Center

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 performances that incorporate science curriculum. They know that students feel more motivated and engaged when they enjoy what they’re doing, and they know that support from loved ones has a positive impact as well.

Merced Children Celebrate Arbor Day

Friday is Arbor Day in the City of Merced. Public Works has made it a tradition to plant trees at City schools and parks on Arbor Days for decades to involve students in the planting process and teach them about the role trees play in the city.