Education

GEMS students win national award for science essays

Bernadette Unden, an eighth-grade English teacher at Glen Edwards Middle School (GEMS), was “pleased but not too surprised” that three of her honor students won semi-fi ...

School board gives direction for $20-million bond sales to begin May 14

The Western Placer Unified School District school board authorized bond consultants Tuesday night to move forward with plans to sell $20 million in general obligation school bonds ...

Students begin State assessment testing April 13

When thousands of local students begin the rigorous battery of annual state tests next week, Chromebook laptops on carts will replace pen and paper for most academic subjects, acco ...

Traffic safety partners make plea to motorists: ‘Silence the Distraction’

To save lives and educate all motorists within California, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety, California Hi ...

Placer County 4H Robotics Team competes in FIRST robotics competition

The competitive Placer County 4H Robotics Team did well in the Sacramento regional FIRST (http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc) competition from March 19 to 21.  The l ...

Science Expo Recap

                This year marks the 10th annual Lincoln High School Science Expo. The expo took place the night of March 5 and all of the fo ...

Carlin C. Coppin student ranks among top competitors in county spelling bee

March 12 was a big day for Carlin C. Coppin fourth-grader Tyler Baser. Not only did Tyler get out of classes for the day but he ranked among the top 75 out of 41,000 students comp ...

Two local organizations earn awards

Kim Strong and her restaurant, Kim’s Country Kitchen; and the Lincoln High School’s agricultural department received awards March 18 at the 24th annual Placer County ...

Service clubs visit Sheridan Elementary

Sheridan Elementary School held its monthly award assembly where the Lincoln Rotary Club presented a bicycle to Jose Gavarito. His name was drawn from all the students&rs ...

Out of the classroom, Part 2 An Immigrant Boy

            I was walking to my classroom, when I heard my name called. My neighboring teacher rushed up to me, her face full of concern. ...