Education

Sheridan Elementary School students get high-speed Internet

The age of high-speed Internet arrived recently at a small elementary school that for several years had a state-of-the-art computer lab but very spotty Internet access because of i ...

Mark Fowler scholarship kick-off event seeks volunteers by Friday

Volunteers are needed for the Mark Fowler Community Scholarship Kick-off event on Feb. 21. The event will include a barbeque dinner, a live band, sack races and other activities, ...

Irish all the Way Neolithic mice - Part Three

Although we didn't kiss the Blarney Stone, we did see one of  Ireland's most famous Irish landmarks:  Newgrange.  Predating Stonehenge and the pyramids,&nbs ...

Give the Lincoln Sober Grad committee a helping hand

At first glance, $30,000 is a lot of money to spend for a party in Lincoln. For that price, it sounds like partygoers, in this case, Lincoln High School seniors, are going to be t ...

Board to interview candidates for school bond oversight committee

The Western Placer Unified School District school board is looking for residents to form a committee that will oversee how the district spends $60 million on school facilities. We ...

Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten registration begins in early March

Western Placer Unified School District is preparing for registration of transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students for the coming 2015 – 2016 school year.  &ld ...

Ukulele students learn joy of 'arf-ing'

 To the young musicians in Ron Peck’s First Street Schoolukulele class, two songs make the Top Tunes list —“On Top of Spaghetti” and “How Much is ...

Sober Grad sells fresh tamales to support LHS 2015 graduates

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 1, parents and supporters of Lincoln High School seniors are hosting a tamale fundraiser. Proceeds will go to Sober Grad Night for the Cl ...

First Street students learn to play ukulele

Judging from the melodic  island sounds of ukuleles coming from a First Street School classroom last month, a passerby might guess that an experienced band was performing. Bu ...

It’s time to apply for civilian sheriff’s academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency. Attendees are ...