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All-class reunion poised to celebrate Placer High
Sunday Jul 26 2015
It’s a special event for a school and a community that remains in the hearts of many – wherever they may live. In the planning stage for two years, the Placer High Sch ...
Heart pushes teen toward success
Tuesday Jul 07 2015
Even more impressive than Maddie Carpenter’s grade point average is her laser focus on the future – a future she plans to devote to helping others. Just last week, Mad ...
Emotions soar at Placer High School Class of 2015 graduation
Sunday Jun 07 2015
Pride in accomplishment rippled through the stands in applause Saturday at Auburn’s LeFebvre Stadium, each round of cheers and clapping celebrating a Placer High graduate. I ...
Pomp? Circumstance? It’s a graduation hit that can’t be missed
Friday Jun 05 2015
Like the cap and gown, the old sheepskin and the pride of accomplishment, graduation just wouldn’t be the same without it. In fact, British composer Sir Edward Elgar’s ...
Science and numbers and learning... Oh my!
Friday May 22 2015
When was the last time you saw teenagers willingly interact with kindergartners? It doesn’t happen all that often in my experience, but it was the crux of a blockbuster learn ...
Foresthill sixth-graders host annual World Cultural Fair
Sunday May 17 2015
Under the direction of Foresthill Divide School teachers David LaRash and Allison Peres, sixth- graders hosted the annual “World Cultural Fair” in the school gym May 13 ...
FBI teaches Placer High students the real CSI
Wednesday May 13 2015
Students in Placer High School’s forensics class had two real-life FBI agents on Tuesday to learn from and bounce questions off. The two agents – who requested anonymi ...
Placer High readies for all-class gathering of grads
Wednesday Apr 29 2015
The memories will be flowing at this summer’s Placer High School all-class reunion. Like the time mischief-making seniors stacked a pile of tires around the Auburn campus&rs ...
Forested counites' education, road monies secure in coming year
Wednesday Apr 22 2015
Reauthorized legislation will mean at least a year of continued federal funding for education and roads in forested counties. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determina ...
Facilities review prioritizes projects
Thursday Apr 02 2015
Editor’s note: This is part two in a three-part series on Placer Union High School District’s response to funding changes Colfax High School in tandem with the Placer ...
No “King of the Nerds” title for Bear River grad
Tuesday Mar 17 2015
It was close but no crown for “King of the Nerds” reality TV game show contestant Kaitlin Spak. The 2005 Bear River High School grad’s rise through the ranks on ...
Q&A: Top Auburn Union School District educator continues to learn
Tuesday Mar 10 2015
Superintendent of the Auburn Union School District for almost a year, Laura Grassmann oversees operations for about 2,100 students over four elementary schools – Rock Creek, ...
E.V. Cain gets ‘Quality’ assist
Friday Mar 06 2015
Tanya Randall, left, presents a check for $1,000 to Cindy Giove, principal of E. V. Cain STEM Charter Middle School. The money was donated by Quality Housing Development Corporatio ...
Bear River High grad competes on “King of the Nerds” reality TV show
Friday Feb 27 2015
Bear River High School grad Kaitlin Spak has proven her nerdiness on the TBS reality series “King of the Nerds,” surviving several rounds of competition. Spak, 26, sta ...
Knowledge is the first step toward understanding
Friday Feb 20 2015
Somewhere along the line, Stuart Rawlings missed the age-old adage that you never discuss religion or politics. Starting Thursday, Rawlings will teach an eight-week class at the ...
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