Placer High School

Behind the Signature: Nancie Goodnough

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: Auburn, for “29 and a-half years.” Goodnough married third-generation Auburnite Ken 30 years ago. Her husb ...

Students weigh college options

Auburn-area families crowded Placer High School Thursday to learn more about navigating toward college. College Planning Night featured break-out sessions with college admissions ...

Tdap documents all in, district says

With the threat of middle and high school students being sent home from school without a specific vaccination, local officials say they are not having problems with their students. ...

District college planning night hits Placer

Placer Joint Union High School District students can become more college savvy at the district’s College Planning Night, scheduled for Thursday, in the Placer High School auditor ...

Should sports pay to rent the field?

I read with great interest the article detailing the concerns of the ability for Placer (High School) music to continue to put on musicals (Journal, Sept. 29). Of even more interes ...

High school arts feel budget squeeze

Some Placer High School classes may see cuts in the future as donations continue to dwindle after an ACLU lawsuit decision reiterated that schools can’t charge for an education. ...

US veterans were there

I would like to thank John Dzioba of Auburn for inviting me to the V.A. Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev. Mr. Dzioba is a Vietnam vet. As we walked down the long hallw ...

It’s high time to pay for arts in schools

Here we go again! The arts take a hit (Journal, Sept. 29). Why is it that the first thing to go in the schools is always the fine art programs? Every educator knows that academic ...

Community Portrait: Busy gadfly Jimmy Wall makes Auburn a better place

Jimmy Wall, age 58, is officially an Auburn local, born in the old Highlands Hospital and living in the town he loves his entire life. Wall is a man about town, and he walks everyw ...

Dispense love and kindness each day

So, a school-wide lockdown at Placer because someone thought they saw a part of gun in a backpack of someone they couldn’t identify (Journal, Sept. 28)? Perhaps on the heels of t ...

Placer High lockdown ends after school-wide search for alleged gun

Placer High School students are safe after an hour-and-fifteen-minute lockdown shut the school doors while Auburn Police searched for a person who may have had a gun on or around c ...

Placer High ‘geeks-out’ for Homecoming

Placer High School students looked as studious as ever Monday. Each class came dressed to impress for the first spirit day to jumpstart Homecoming Week festivities: Nerd Day. F ...

Support-Your-High School Fundraising Calendar

Support-Your-High School Fundraising Calendar Mark your calendars for these lively fundraising events to benefit local high schools. All-day event planned Saturday, Oct. 8 Co ...

State may slash school bus funds

It was uplifting to read recent articles in the Auburn Journal about community members providing much-needed financial support for sports teams at Placer High School. May I suggest ...

They’re more than football coaches

I think we all enjoy the football games and the spirit in which that time of season brings to us and our kids. There’s no question it’s fun, healthy and exciting for everyone. ...