Education

Students soak principal for charity

iLearn Academy in Meadow Vista decided to do a fundraising effort with a fun end prize: Soaking principal Andy Wood with two buckets of ice water at lunchtime in front of the wh ...

Placer Union High School District Open Enrollment/Intradistrict applications accepted Jan. 2 to Jan. 31

Open Enrollment/Intradistrict applications for Placer Union High School District are being accepted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 31, 2018. The District’s Open Enrollment/ Intradis ...

Colfax teacher wins excellence award

   The call went out nationally for top teachers in Harbor Freight’s Tools for Schools competition.    And more than 700 applicants from 48 states answe ...

Media Life: Placer County, meet your neighbors, the bears

A question. If a bear climbs a tree at Placer High School is it that big a deal? Or is it just another day in the paradise you know as Auburn? The answer? It’s actually a ...

Catch the energy: Placer's Amazing Comeback Miracle - Video report

New Bowman School gym construction on track

Bowman Charter School classes have started again, with a new parking lot configuration – and double the number of parking spaces – greeting students and their parental ...

Thunder Valley Casino owners' Auburn tribal school eyes move to Loomis

A 45-acre parcel north of Del Oro High School could become the new home for an expanded United Auburn Indian Community school now located in Auburn. Situated off Taylor Road in ru ...

Sierra College Faculty Member of the Year is well-known Auburnite

Reyes Ortega has been selected as Sierra College Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year. Ortega is a Chicano/Mexican American History teacher at Sierra College and is also coordinat ...

Back to School: By Dawn's Early Light

A smudge of tangerine in the eastern sky over purple canyon walls. Then a bright orange glow. And so it began. Placer High School’s Class of 2018 started the school year t ...

Rise and shine: Slumbering Placer High readies for new school year

The energy is already palpable as Placer High prepares to start classes again Tuesday. After a summer of calm, the Mission Revival buildings of the Downtown Auburn campus reverber ...

The Big Build: Bowman School’s $8.2 million project takes shape

The concrete was poured this week and the walls that have now risen at the building site are giving shape to the new Bowman Charter School gymnasium and classroom. The site prepar ...

Weimar Hills shifting sports leagues

The letter arrived during the spring break and sat unopened for several days. It came in an envelope with no return address and was typed on paper without letterhead. But the lett ...

Sierra College Students invent for social good at makerspace

    Sierra College mechatronics students developed and presented projects designed to make a positive impact on the world at a May 22 showcase event at Hacker Lab power ...

Placer High grads rake in $1.7M for college

Placer High School Class of 2017 graduates will not only be celebrating academic successes on Graduation Day May 27. They’ll also be celebrating awards and scholarships repr ...

Gem of a Gym: 80-year-old Crabbe Gym passes historic designation test

Auburn’s Earl Crabbe Gymnasium – an 80-year-old architectural icon that still reverberates with the sounds of basketballs thumping on hardwood and the eruption of cheer ...