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No new leads with alleged gun sighting near Placer High

Police are still investigating an alleged gun sighting that led to a more than hour-long lockdown at Placer High School Tuesday afternoon. Slightly before 2 p.m. Tuesday a student ...

Veteran and new teacher share experiences, dreams

Auburn schools start today, and local teachers are ready to go. So, what do veteran and new teachers reflect on and expect in their careers? Two Placer High School teachers sat dow ...

New dean of students brings fresh enthusiasm

Steve Caminiti said he always knew he would have a career in education, and he hoped he would work as a Placer High School administrator. The Auburn resident is the school’s new ...

Local high schools considering modified ‘senior project’

While Senior Project was cancelled as a district-wide graduation requirement at a Placer Union High School District board of trustees meeting July 12, local high schools are still ...

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 ...

Lawsuit decision could mean fewer funds for school’s music

An American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit decision that says students shouldn’t have to pay to participate in school activities could mean fewer opportunities for the Placer High ...

Assistant principal offers authenticity in actions

Gary Pantaleoni credits his father for getting him into education. “I have a real love for the outdoors, and I was a fishery biology major and a water polo player,” Pantaleoni ...

High school district facing millions in cuts

The Placer Union High School District is facing a potential $4.5 million in cuts over the next three years. Like the Auburn Union School District, the high school district’s pot ...

Locals react to Placerville shooting

News that a school principal was shot and killed in Placerville by a janitor Wednesday morning spread quickly throughout the Auburn area. Louisiana Schnell School Principal Sam LaC ...

Program encourages caring at Placer High

Placer High School students are working on breaking down walls of intolerance this week. Seniors Addie Pass and Mackenzie McGown helped bring the Breaking Down the Walls program to ...