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Atwater High School’s agriculture instructor and FFA advisor Kaylyn Davenport was recognized by the California Agricultural Teachers’ Association (CATA) with the “2019 Outstanding Young Teacher” award during a recent conference and awards ceremony held at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The award recognizes an outstanding young teacher (5-7 years of service) for their participation and leadership in civic, community, agriculture. agribusiness, and professional activities.

Kaylyn Davenport’s attended Atwater High School as a student and was a very involved agriculture and FFA student. As an agriculture teacher at Atwater High School, Kaylyn has focused on building and expanding the school’s floral program. She has coached three state champion FFA judging teams including a national championship...Read more

Kaylyn Davenport

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MUHSD To Provide Free Meals To All Students Next School Year

With the passage of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2019-20 school year at last night's special board meeting, all meals including breakfast and lunch, will be free of charge for MUHSD students next year.


Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2019-20 School Year Adopted

Highlights include the purchasing of all meals for students, funds for alternative discipline programs and the addition of Ethnic Studies Class.


Merced Union High School District: A Relevant Education for All


Groundbreaking held for Cathie Hostetler Stadium Project at Merced High

It's been a long time coming for Merced High School and its alumni, but thanks to a generous donation, an on-campus stadium is becoming a reality.


Free Summer Meals Program To Begin June 10

Program is open to all kids and teens, 18-and-under, regardless if student is enrolled in MUHSD or not.

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News Archives

Buhach Colony High To Start 2019-20 School Year With New Principal

The Merced Union High School District is pleased to announce a new addition to the administrative staff. Effective July 1, Mrs. Jennifer Euker will be assuming the role of Principal at Buhach Colony High School.

Mrs. Euker comes from a long line of educators and has two children in education herself. A long-time Mercedian, she attended local schools from Charles Wright Elementary to Merced Community College. Over her teaching career, Mrs. Euker taught various grade levels beginning at the Weaver School District and later joining the staff at Merced High School.


MUHSD Announces End-of-Year Awards For 2018-19 School Year

The 2018-19 Classified Employee of the Year is IT Assistant Virginia Bryant. Virginia, who works out of the District Office, is retiring this summer and we are going to miss having her around. Thanks for everything, Virginia!

The 2018-19 Administrator of the Year is Jannette McAuley, an Associate Principal at Merced High School. Jannette feels that all sites within the district are part of a family working toward a shared goal of producing well-rounded students.

The 2018-19 Teacher of the Year is Buhach Colony High School Science Teacher Lea Smith. Mrs. Smith loves to provide her students with hands-on experiences to help them connect her lesson plans to the real world.

Latest Events

MHS Stadium Groundbreaking Photo Gallery

All-District Band Festival

The inaugural "All-District Concert Band Festival" was held on May 16th at the historic Merced Theater. The concert featured all MUHSD school site wind and symphonic ensembles.

2019 Student Art Show

Amazing works of art created by MUHSD students were on display at the Merced Mall from May 16th-18th.

MHS New Gym

AHS New Gym

2017 Kickoff

The MUHSD Kickoff Event was held on August 14, 2017, at the Merced Theatre. The event included an address from Superintendent Alan Peterson and three additional speakers. Videos of our awesome, dynamic speakers can be viewed below.

Welcome: Deputy Superintendent, Ralph Calderon

Opening Address: Superintendent, Alan Peterson

Dr. Kevin Fleming

Danielle Diele, speaking on CTE/Academic Integration

For a link to Ms. Diele's slideshow, click here

Mrs. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

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