Jeff Tooker

High school from home

A new program at Maidu High School in Auburn offers students an option to go to class without coming to school. This year the school, which gives high schoolers a variety of indep ...

Senior projects stay on the table

Senior projects are intact, but may be headed for a face-lift. The Placer Union High School District board decided pausing or discontinuing the project isn’t a good idea and in ...

Senior projects prep students for their future

Senior projects are a 20-year tradition that should continue helping students and the community for an additional 20 years and beyond. For the past two years, Placer Union High S ...

There’s a method to schools’ pink slip madness

Over the next two months Placer County school districts will play an elaborate game of teacher musical chairs. The factors at work are the state budget, enrollment and teacher se ...

Students can opt out of president’s talk

Faced with concerns about potentially censoring the president, the Auburn Union School District has amended its original plan to require a permission slip to view Obama’s speech, ...

Thousands cheer for Del Oro ceremony

LOOMIS — Threats of rain Saturday morning couldn’t keep family and friends away from Del Oro High School graduation ceremonies, held outdoors at Golden Eagle Stadium in Loomis. ...

Placer High searches for new principal

It’s taken 15 years and six principals, but come graduation this June, Placer High School parent and past booster club president Margie Spalding will no longer have a student in ...

Officials mum on paid leave decision

Placer High School officials remained tight-lipped Tuesday regarding why the principal was placed on paid leave Monday. Less than two weeks after notifying Placer High staff of h ...
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