Education

School board meeting at First Street School attracts big crowd

More than 100 parents and students crowded into the multi-purpose room at First Street Elementary School Tuesday night. The attraction was a presentation that included a star stude ...

Fruitvale School’s annual barbecue is Sunday

On Sunday, the Old Fruitvale School will host its annual outdoor barbecue, starting at 5 p.m. The event begins with a short historic play about the 125-year-old Fruitvale School p ...

Transitional kindergarten spots are filling up fast at three local school sites

Cristin Herrera’s transitional kindergarten students are having such a good time in school that they do not realize they are learning, according to the teacher. A teacher wi ...

Sheridan Elementary to get new top administrator;

Sheridan Elementary School will soon get a new principal for the 2015 -2016 school year, according to Western Placer Unified School District (WPUSD) officials. During the “R ...

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 ...