Placer High School

Save LED billboard for Las Vegas

The Auburn City Council wants to do what — erect a $60,000 LED billboard, with its garish blues, oranges, yellows and greens flashing on and off with those annoying CNN-type scro ...

Our View: When trimming cost, schools are not ‘fat’

Earlier this week the Journal profiled some of the exciting high-tech learning opportunities at Placer Union high schools. Placer High School offers classes in mechatronics and ad ...

Auburn’s Placer is High-tech

Technology is booming at Placer High School in the form of Twitter, Google Apps, robotics and more. Teachers and students throughout the Placer Union High School District are usin ...

Placer program builds empathy

I was heartened to learn about Placer High School bringing the Breaking Down the Walls program to students (Journal, Feb. 3). It is essential for the student community to live in ...

Host families wanted to welcome students from afar

It’s a chance to see your hometown through someone else’s eyes and learn about faraway places. Volunteer host families are urgently needed to provide homes to exchange student ...

Auburn fans root for rival Super Bowl teams

Super Bowl XLV will offer Auburn residents a chance to get together for delicious snack foods, half-time performances, crazy commercials and, of course, the Pittsburgh Steelers bat ...

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 ...

Placer shows power on slopes

The Placer High Ski team proved their potential for powerhouse status at Northstar on Monday, sweeping first place finishes in the giant slalom races. Senior, Karly Kenworthy re ...

Our View: With pot use up, is drug testing in schools far behind?

Teenagers are smoking marijuana in greater numbers every year. So says the Monitoring the Future Survey, presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Mi ...

Pot no stranger to some at Placer High

Marijuana use is up nationally, and several Auburn teens said smoking the drug is a fairly common occurrence for high-schoolers. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse ...