Education

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 ...

Christmas tree lots hit high notes with Auburn’s festive shoppers

The firs are flying off the Christmas tree lots as the traditional holiday centerpiece starts to light up homes with a warm glow in advance of Dec. 25. Lots throughout the Auburn ...

Students put handmade contraption to the test

People power provides the fuel for a cart being constructed by members of the Colfax High Engineering Arts Club. The project is more than a learning tool about kinetic energy. The ...

Placer High lockdown leads to drive for emergency kits

When a suspect in the shooting deaths of two peace officers led law enforcement on a manhunt Oct. 24 to a neighborhood near Placer High School, the campus was locked down for the s ...

Pearl Harbor survivor a special invitee at Friday's Honor Game

When Colfax High School hosts its Honor Game at 7 p.m. Friday, the community will honor veterans and active military. A special guest will be Louis Conter, of Alta Sierra in Nevada ...

Musical revue, huge win highlight Colfax High homecoming

The Colfax High Falcons beat Golden Sierra 42-21 in its 2014 homecoming football game. Homecoming night activities included skits performed by students as well as the crowning of L ...

New Colfax High principal takes the helm

When Colfax High School began the fall term last month, there was much that was familiar. But change, including a new principal, has come to the 55-year-old school. In July, Paul ...

Getting back to the books

After a nice long summer, Colfax Elementary School returned to school for the fall semester. According to Terri Farrell Smith, district secretary, at the Aug. 13 start of the fall ...

Auburn schools are back in session

A whole new world. A fresh start. Back to the books. Call it what you will, school is back in session for thousands of children in the Auburn area as summer vacation ends and the ...

School buses run Interstate 80 route for five member districts

With the start next week of the fall term, riding the bus is an option parents might consider when deciding how to get their students to school. Martin Ward, Mid-Placer Publ ...