Education

School assemblies feature cute pilgrims and turkeys

Several Western Placer Unified District schools held holiday assemblies last week featuring youngsters in holiday costumes who regaled rapt audiences with poems and songs commem ...

Retired veteran says military offers educational opportunities for women

When retired U.S. Air Force Sgt. Liz Lynn came of age in American Samoa in the early 1970s, staying at home to attend college was not an option. There were no colleges in American ...

Former Lincoln High student credits coach Robert Ash with saving his life

Editor’s note: This teacher tribute from an anonymous student was emailed to The News Messenger from Lincoln High School Principal Jay Berns. “I believe that the letter ...

Tuesday’s school district meeting canceled

    The regular Nov. 4 Western Placer Unified School District Board of Trustees is being canceled, according to a press release sent Tuesday by school district Superint ...

“Lights On” promotes afterschool program

For a few hours Oct. 23, kids enjoyed being kept after school. During the annual “Lights On Afterschool” event, more than 290 Western Placer Unified School District st ...

School district seeks new facilities director

After seven years on the job, school facilities director Heather Steer will leave the Western Placer Unified School District as of Nov. 7. Steer has accepted a job as the director ...

Residents voice concerns at school district’s Measure A meeting

More than 40 residents, many of them concerned parents, attended a community meeting Monday night to hear school district officials talk about how the proposed $60-million school b ...

Lincoln Crossing students hold “pink out” cancer fundraiser

Lincoln Crossing Elementary School was very pink last Friday. From T-shirts to hair to sparkly shoes, more than 600 Lincoln Crossing students, teachers and staff decked out in the ...

Zebra royalty named

Selected as Homecoming Queen is Shannon Alvarez and Powder Puff King is Tanner Boatman.  Lincoln’s Fighting Zebras played Colfax’s Falcons at Friday’s homeco ...

District to host Measure A information night

  The Western Placer Unified School District will host an informational meeting Monday night to discuss Measure A, the $60-million local school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot. Th ...