Placer High School

Riding customized Harley reminds mom of Marine son

Some days when Renee Meade gets on her motorcycle for a ride it’s a roller coaster of emotions. The fun of the wind in her face, the joy of riding and going fast is most often ov ...

Placer could use a dress code

I had the occasion to meet with my attorney at High and Hale streets last week, just as Placer High School was letting out, and watched the students walk by. Whatever happened to t ...

Sports teams work to fill funding voids

Coach Jennifer Wright is breathing a little easier knowing the Placer High girls volleyball team raised enough money to play this year. Since a recent American Civil Liberties Un ...

Please support Placer High

I wrote a letter to the editor that was in “Comment” recently that asked for support for our Green and Gold Placer football teams transportation. Wow! I read the next day of th ...

Support PHS sports programs

Our great green and gold Hillmen athletes from Placer High really need our support. They are having problems with the issue of transportation. I urge every business and every one ...

Keep music playing at Placer games

Kudos to Judy Sage and the Auburn community for organizing support for high school sports at a time when many families are unable to contribute toward expenses for equipment, trans ...

Placer transfer senior starting to feel at home

Although Anna Steever has already completed three years of high school in Foresthill, she finds herself in a different environment for her senior year. Steever, 16, is a transfer ...

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 ...

Gray molds the up-and-comers

Editor’s Note: Sports reporter Sara Seyydin caught up with Placer High freshman football coach Jim Gray, of Auburn, to interview him about his years as a football coach for Place ...

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 ...

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 ...

Placer High grad struck by hit-and-run driver

Police are searching for a driver who reportedly hit a Placer High graduate, causing severe spinal injury, and then fled the scene. An unknown driver hit 22-year-old Amanda Barnes ...

Behind the Signature

SETH KING Lives in: Auburn, born 1981 at Auburn Faith. He’s “come and gone many times.” Jobs: After graduating Placer High in 1999, King traveled Europe 16 months and eventu ...

Senior project needs to stay

Why in the world would the Placer (Union High School) District want to eliminate senior project? This is a wonderful program that lets seniors showcase their final piece of work to ...

Runner’s feet tradition missed

As the Endurance Capital of the World, Auburn enjoys hosting several international endurance events. Events like the Western States Endurance Run bring folks from around the world ...