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Colfax students’ invention generates a buzz
Friday Mar 21 2014
A New York-based retailer of private inventions has decided to produce and market a special ski-boot apparatus created by four Colfax High School students. The device, called the ...
Del Oro students, PG&E bond over welding
Thursday Mar 20 2014
The pros at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. reached out Wednesday to Del Oro High School student welders, providing tips on the finer points of a skill that could provide a career p ...
Mixed-media art exhibit showcases teachers' selections of students' work
Wednesday Mar 19 2014
Ceramic pieces on pedestals greet visitors to the Teachers’ Choice student art show, on exhibit to March 29 at The Arts Building in Auburn. But the annual exhibition sponsore ...
Officials: Lockdown response a success
Wednesday Mar 19 2014
Last week’s lockdown at Colfax Elementary and Colfax High schools after young students reported seeing a man with a gun required real-time response to a potentially critical ...
50 regional schools join forces for state grant money
Sunday Mar 16 2014
Possibilities are coming into focus for what area schools would do if given a piece of a $250 million pot of grant money set aside by the state for career pathways programs -- and ...
Science teachers to adapt Common Core reasoning
Sunday Mar 16 2014
UC Davis administrator Arthur Beauchamp imparted words of wisdom Friday upon a room full of science teachers at the Placer Union High School District office: It is impossible to ma ...
Auburn-area schools show truancy, dropout rates below state average
Friday Mar 14 2014
State Attorney General Kamala Harris proposed legislation this week to tackle student truancy and dropout rates across the state, but local school officials say these issues are sl ...
Auburn Placer High classroom fire cause still a mystery
Thursday Mar 13 2014
Nearly two weeks after a fire damaged a Placer High School art classroom, investigators are not releasing a cause. Auburn’s fire and police departments are both invo ...
Chicago Park School teacher earns honor for making a difference
Wednesday Mar 12 2014
Chicago Park School teacher Mary Alice Colwell was among those honored during the 2014 “Teachers Who Make a difference” celebration and awards dinner held March 6 at th ...
Placer High art class scrambles to make up for supplies lost in fire
Wednesday Mar 05 2014
Art teacher Kaija Perkins-Uno and her classes are back in creative mode, days after a fire forced them out of a Placer High School classroom. The classes that normally would be h ...
From Sierra College to Bhutan
Sunday Mar 02 2014
For Sierra College student Elizabeth Ridolfi, the way forward has been obvious thus far. The Auburn resident took a natural interest in the sciences at Skyridge Elementary School ...
Placer High School fire evacuates hundreds of students
Friday Feb 28 2014
A fire in a Placer High School classroom today led to the safe evacuation of hundreds of students before it was put out. The fire was initially reported in an upper campus classro ...
Amanda Schafer wins Colfax Lions Student Speaker contest
Wednesday Feb 26 2014
Colfax High School senior Amanda Schafer was honored by the Colfax Lions Club for her participation in the Lions Student Speaker Contest on Feb. 18 at the Pizza Factory. Amanda wa ...
Auburn, Placer Union schools asked to tighten the tap
Tuesday Feb 25 2014
In an effort to curb the effects of widespread drought, the California Department of General Services has asked schools across the state to cut back on water use. According to a p ...
Placer County STEM Expo reinvents ‘science fair’
Sunday Feb 23 2014
When he set up the first the Placer County STEM Expo in 2011, Executive Director Eric Bull, an associate professor at William Jessup University, hoped it would be an antidote to th ...
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