Education

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 ...

For Placer vets, an exception to the rule

In many colleges in the United States, veterans face an uphill battle when it comes to not only readjusting to civilian life, but getting the educational benefits they earned throu ...

Opportunity of a lifetime: Zebra earns scholarship to M.I.T.

            As 2014 ended and the due dates for college applications have passed, many seniors await responses from their colleges of choice. Pascual ...

Old Fruitvale School to host holiday potluck Tuesday

The Fruitvale School’s Christmas potluck Tuesday offers an opportunity to celebrate the holidays, learn about local history and meet new friends, according to Dr. Lyndell ...

Lincoln FFA Christmas tree sales

It seems as though the holidays can’t come any quicker! Lincoln FFA (Future Farmers of America) is trying to alleviate the stress of looking for that perfect tree and making ...

‘Noises Off’ presented six times by Lincoln High drama students

A touch of Broadway will be felt in the Lincoln High School’s drama department’s current production of “Noises Off.” That’s because students are bein ...

District moves forward with plan for school bond funds

A crowd of about 80 crowded into Lincoln High School’s library Tuesday night to listen to Western Placer Unified School District officials and school board members discuss th ...

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 ...