Education

Local landscape designer abuzz with outdoor education ideas

When he was 7 years old, Steven Norrell told his babysitter he wanted to teach people how to better use the land. Fast forward 20 years, and the Del Oro graduate is finally making ...

After tragedy, helping teens cope

Time and again, when tragedy strikes, the Auburn community comes together. That support was displayed publicly at a vigil held Monday night for Placer High School teens Jared Gache ...

Vigil honors two beloved freshmen

Hundreds of people entered the Placer High School quad, speaking softly and leaning on each other. Football players, alumni, family, staff and friends mourned Trevor Keller and ...

Rush to victory: Red Star Drumline earns big title

Paying tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame band Rush, Placer High’s Red Star Drumline is now Northern California champion. The 23-member drumline – name ...

Rock Creek fifth graders raise money for camp

Every morning at 5:30 a.m., Kimberly Aguilar’s dad wakes her up. Many days Aguilar, who is a fifth-grader at Rock Creek Elementary, pulls the covers over her head and tries t ...

Bright skies expected for Easter weekend

It looks like the Easter bunny may leave his umbrella at home this year. After a slight chance of rain on today, Auburn is looking at mostly clear and sunny skies throughout the w ...

Stan Parker at Chana, Maidu named alternative education principal of the year

Everyone should make a mid-career switch; that’s a philosophy Stan Parker picked up from his mentor while he was in graduate school at Chico State University. If being awarde ...

Lots of learning at Placer County Agricultural Day

The 3rd Annual Placer County Agricultural Day at Gold Country Fairgrounds this week was a great learning opportunity for approximately 300 local school children to get up close to ...

Kindergarten enrollment is underway for Auburn schools

You may have seen the billboard at Interstate 80 and the Maple Street exit reminding parents that it’s time to enroll their 5-year-olds in kindergarten. Auburn Union School ...

$135 million school bond, supes races on June 7 ballot

If you’re voting and you live in the Auburn area, prepare to make some important decisions at the ballot box June 7 on educational spending and who will represent you in gove ...

AUSD gathers STEAM

You’ve probably heard about STEM by now (science, technology, engineering and math) but you might be wondering what’s up with STEAM. As part of a national trend, Auburn ...

AUSD looks to fill mental health positions

A job description and salary schedule for a marriage and family therapist may be approved for the Auburn Union School District, in hopes of filling two positions that have been vac ...

Screens in the classroom, screens at home: How much is too much for students?

Editor's note: This is part of an intermittent series looking at the use of technology among the younger generation.    Seventh-grade student Sasha Ballesteros s ...

Placer Hills District to hold “round-up” for kindergarten registration March 30

Parents who plan to enroll their children for kindergarten next year can get help with registration packets this month, according to school district officials. Kindergarten packet ...

Newcastle schools revisit traffic concerns

Twice each day, about 300 cars drive back and forth along downtown Newcastle’s narrow Valley View Drive as parents drop off and pick up kids at the elementary and charter sch ...