Placer High School

Our View: Playoff fever, catch it, while CIF takes gate

Tonight three local football teams take their communities’ pride onto the field during the second round of the playoffs. At LeFebvre Stadium in Auburn, Placer hosts Oakdale in a ...

Teens resurrect classic in ‘Our Town’

Placer High drama students were looking for a challenge. “We discussed a few options, and they said that they wanted to perform a play that would push them as actors, one that w ...

Auburn Ski Club celebrates 82 years of teaching kids how to carve up the mountain

The first snows of the season have Auburn Ski Club ready to hit the slopes. “It’s our 82nd year of providing winter sports opportunities to families and kids in the foothills ...

Hitting the heights

The Golden Hillmen Marching Band is creating quite the musical buzz with its halftime performances, including the stellar Homecoming routine to the music of The Beatles two we ...

Cell phones ring to life at Placer High

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 ...

Ceramics teacher still fired up about Placer artists

Placer High School ceramics teacher Toby Covich is completely at ease in his classroom on the hill. It’s a creative environment perfect for his high school ceramics students to ...

Iron Chef takes Placer High

Placer High teachers Katy Chamberlin and Greg Robinson taste test chocolate concoctions made by students at the school’s Iron Chef Challenge during lunchtime Thursday. Sophomore ...

Student holds dance for ill boys

Placer High student Holly Kenoyer created a senior project that incorporates her future career goal: keeping people healthy. Kenoyer, 17, is hosting a dance from 8-11 p.m. Nov. 6 ...

Eating contest provides laughs, food and spirit

Placer High students gobbled up whipped cream and candy during the Homecoming festivities that filled the school Tuesday. A lunchtime eating contest featured students from each gr ...

Homecoming pride on the Hill

Get ready to feel that Hillmen pride this week. Placer High School has a jam-packed Homecoming week scheduled with plenty of chances for fun and community spirit. Students have a ...

Exchange meant to be for German student

Katharina Georg didn’t expect to be living in Auburn for the second time when school started this year. Georg, 16, who goes by “Georgie,” is a German exchange student from t ...

Quarterback claim bogus

Re: “Young Denham waiting his turn at Placer” by Todd Mordhorst (Sierra Scoop, Oct. 16). Call a spade a spade. (Pete) Denham did not come to Placer after his sophomore year at ...

Grandparents support ‘L’

I grew up in Auburn and have great memories of my elementary schools — Lincoln Way and E.V. Cain. We had enthusiastic teachers and a strong basic curriculum enriched with opport ...

Teens work to bring the teachings of tolerance

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 ...

Dress right and stay off tracks

Why on Sept. 22 did you publish a photo on the front of the sports page with a student running on the railroad tracks? Just picture him with earplugs listening to loud music as he ...