Michele Schuetz

Skyridge parents debate transparency of class changes

A new third-grade class that divides students based on skills is sparking debate among Skyridge Elementary School parents and teachers. The pilot high-achiever class has some quest ...

Superintendents shed light on STAR test

The STAR test results are out, and parents should be receiving their children’s scores. But what do the tests really measure, and do they show how students are doing? The Journal ...

New year brings change for local schools

Teachers are sprucing up their classrooms and reviewing their lesson plans. It’s that time again, students. Get ready for back to school. Michele Schuetz, superintendent of the ...

Trend toward charters makes for competitive school market

Although charter schools provide competition to traditional public schools, some parents say they enjoy the flexibility these schools offer their children. “There is movement tow ...

New principal has pre-existing love for Skyridge

Returning to Skyridge Elementary School felt like a “natural fit” for Jenn Lewandowski. The Auburn resident worked as a part-time vice principal at the school three years ago ...

New law set to add gay history has some locally asking how

A recently signed bill expected to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history makers in future California curriculum is receiving some mixed reactions in the Auburn are ...

New principal has experience with Skyridge community

Skyridge students and parents can expect a familiar face as its new principal. The Auburn Union School District Board of Trustees hired Jenn Lewandowski as the elementary school ...

Auburn school district seeking new principal

The Auburn Union School District is looking for a new principal after a 10-year veteran of the district decided to move on. Scott Pickett served as principal at Skyridge Elementar ...

Auburn school district could still face mid-year cuts

Despite concerns of possible mid-year cuts, the Auburn Union School District board approved car allowances and cell phone stipends for the upcoming year. A two-year furlough agreem ...

Local officials react to Legislature-approved budget

With the California Legislature passing a new state budget Tuesday and Gov. Jerry Brown saying he would sign the Democratic document, local representatives and officials are giving ...