Rock Creek School

Auburn’s Rock Creek School students welcome exam with teeth in it

The class of Rock Creek Elementary School second graders is full of bright eyes and attentiveness as Dr. Dan Mertz arrives. “What is his job, boys and girls?” teacher ...

Reader input: Thanks for focus on academics, community

As another school year comes to conclusion, and as our youngest daughter completes fifth grade, we want to thank the staff and teachers at Rock Creek Elementary School. Both of our ...

Chana High School garden a fertile ground for educational fun

Chana High School’s garden students have seen harvest season before – a time when months or years of hard work and careful planning pay off. As students have started t ...

Sesame Street helps ease kids’ pain over parents in jail

For Sandra, an inmate at Placer County Jail in North Auburn, this past Saturday’s visit with her 11-year-old daughter was as happy as it was sad. Sandra, whose full identity ...

Our View: Schools on right track in building critical skills

Our local students are shining brightly and deserve to be recognized. And we’re not just talking about the multitude of stand-out athletes in the foothills. Two groups of ...

Students propel creative thinking to the next level

  A dozen local students will put their creative thinking skills to the test this month in a competition against California’s best and brightest.   In o ...

Targeted for teardown: Empty Bell Garden apartments could go in May

  The end could come this spring for the Bell Garden Apartments complex. The apartment block is now empty of renters and owner Placer County is targeting May for demolition ...

Care to help or just gripe?

As a social justice advocate, I appreciate (Gold Country Media’s) Sena Christian’s reporting and the Journal’s carrying of the story (Jan. 15) about the unspent state-mandate ...

Students’ program touches veteran

I would like to thank the principal of the Rock Creek School (Suzanne Flint) for the outstanding Veterans Day celebration held at the school last Thursday. The entire program from ...

Teacher asks for yes on Measure L

I am urging all voters to vote yes on Measure L. I have been a teacher in the Auburn Union School District for more than 16 years and I can tell you firsthand that we really need ...

Rock Creek School celebrates Veterans Day

Veterans Day is so important to Rock Creek School that they opted to observe it early. Students, teachers, staff and local veterans filled the school’s multi-purpose room Tuesda ...

Anna Brocker shared love of music with generations of Auburnites

Auburn’s Anna Brocker, who shared her joy of music with generations, died Oct. 21 at age 84. “Mrs. Brocker” is a name familiar to many children and families throughout the ...

The Hardmans working through hard times

Almost two decades ago, an Auburn couple hand-built the in which home their four children grew up. A month ago that home – the one they painted and laid brickwork alongside the ...

Heartfelt thanks to fire heroes

Thank you to all my family, friends, North Park neighbors, co-workers, emergency disaster teams, media – especially KAHI, 950 AM, KFBK 1530 AM, channels 3, 10, 13, and Fox 40 new ...

Chicken offered to fire victims

My husband and I felt so helpless watching the devastating fire on TV. When the reporter stated food was needed by the shelter at Rock Creek School we felt we could help in some sm ...