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New year brings change for local schools
Monday Aug 08 2011
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
Tuesday Apr 26 2011
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
Monday Apr 11 2011
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
Thursday Feb 10 2011
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
Thursday Feb 03 2011
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
Wednesday Feb 02 2011
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 ...
Drug, alcohol test kits available at local schools
Tuesday Jan 18 2011
Several agencies in Placer County are hoping to prevent teen alcohol and drug use in the local community, and parents and students have mixed opinions. With a grant through the P ...
Cyberbullying thrives through today’s technology
Wednesday Dec 15 2010
Bullying has taken on a new form since the explosion in popularity of texting, smart phones and social networking websites like Facebook, Myspace and Formspring. Auburn students r ...
Cell phones ring to life at Placer High
Friday Nov 05 2010
The bell rings and a score of high-schoolers flow from their classes, texting or chatting on the phone to a friend. Cell phone technology is a huge part of high school life. Althou ...
Hillmen bursting with Homecoming pride
Thursday Oct 28 2010
Get ready to cheer for your Placer High Hillmen. The classes geared up for Homecoming Thursday with a royal court Nomination Rally and Iron Chef Challenge lunchtime activity. Rep ...
Teens work to bring the teachings of tolerance
Wednesday Oct 20 2010
A senior project could give Placer High School students a lesson in not passing judgment. Seniors Addie Pass and Mackenzie McGown are hoping to bring the program Breaking Down the ...
Fired up for school
Tuesday Aug 17 2010
Hundreds of students milling about looking for their classrooms, waving to old friends and meeting new ones – it’s time for the first day of school. The Placer Union High Sch ...
Results show Auburn’s ‘STARs’
Monday Aug 16 2010
Results are in for the yearly tests that make your children cringe. Monday, State Superintendent Jack O’Connell released the 2010 California Department of Education Standardized ...
Another View: Hillmen Pride richly deserved
Thursday Jun 10 2010
Placer High Principal Peter Efstathiu gave the following speech during the Class of 2010 graduation: Parents, families, students and Placer staff, welcome to the 111th graduation ...
Retiring teacher thanks students
Friday May 28 2010
A Placer High School teacher wants to leave his students with a message of thanks. David Mark Underwood is retiring after 38 years at Placer High School where he taught history and ...
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