Education

Measure E barely retains 55 percent it needs to pass

When Sierra College opened its doors in 1961, only 1,500 students took courses there. Now, more than 20,000 students attend the junior college every semester.  No bonds had b ...

LHS valedictorian, salutatorian have GPAs higher than 4.5

What a difference eight-hundredths of a point make. In the world of academic excellence, eight-hundredths of a point is what separates the grade point average of Lincoln High Scho ...

Lincoln High Vice-Principal Mike Maul promoted to principal

For Lincoln native Mike Maul, life has come full-circle. Maul, a student of Western Placer Unified School District schools from kindergarten to his high school junior year, was un ...

Lincoln High School Class of 2018 graduates June 8

More than 400 Fighting Zebras will soon don their caps and gowns and march across the stage to get their diplomas. Lincoln High School graduation starts promptly at 8 p.m. June 8 ...

Vote yes on the ballot’s Measure E

There is one measure that voters must pay attention to: Measure E. Earlier this year, the Sierra College Board of Trustees voted to put Measure E before voters on the June Ballot a ...

School district parents plead for a new pool

Tuesday night’s Western Placer Unified School District board meeting was packed as parents asked that a new pool be built somewhere in Lincoln. About 50 residents were in the ...

Jay Berns an outstanding principal

My wife and I dropped anchor across the street from Lincoln High School over 40 years ago.  Like living next to the ocean, with the ebb and flow of the kids coming and going, ...

Kiwanis Club donates books to Sheridan students

The Kiwanis Club recently brought boxes of books to Sheridan Elementary School for students. Each child at the school will receive at least three books to take home. “The K ...

Principal Jay Berns would benefit any district

Re: “We will miss the Zebra in chief” (Another View, May 3, page 4) is very eloquent and well-thought-out. Principal Jay Berns is a natural when it comes to working wi ...

Gavin Cruice, 11, helps fund cancer research

 Gavin Cruice, 11 and a Lincoln Crossings Elementary School fifth-grader, has nearly reached his goal of donating $500 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital ...

Emotions remain high as community deals with Berns’ dismissal as principal

Emotions ran high at Tuesday’s Western Placer Unified School District board meeting with several audience members upset that Lincoln High School Principal Jay Berns’ co ...

A morning on the inaugural MandaRide

Up before dawn to don my Lincoln Hills Cyclists kit to represent the ’hood at the inaugural MandaRIDE on Saturday in Loomis. I have decided to stretch the 30-mile charity rid ...

School district fires popular principal

Jay Berns, the Lincoln High School principal the last seven years, has been effectively fired by the Western Placer Unified School District’s board of directors who voted not ...

School board focuses on safety Tuesday

School safety dominated the short 40-minute Western Placer Unified School District meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Scott Leaman informed his board that Summit Church committed $20 ...

Safety among top concerns at recent school board meeting

The Western Placer Unified School District board of trustees adjourned its March 20 meeting with an overall positive outlook toward students’ academic progress and an urgent ...