education

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD

In last week’s column was discussed Western Sierra Collegiate Academy’s (WSCA) political issues in finding facilities for participation in sports. The academy is a char ...

School board meeting heated after coach loses job

Although Western Placer Unified School District’s board meetings are typically quiet, more than three dozen parents and players showed up Tuesday night in support of former L ...

Little concern on campus about DACA decision

Although Placer County contains fewer than one percent of the state’s eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants, “even one person matters,&rdq ...

Lincoln High School seeking $30K for theater updates

Between ripped curtains, burned-out stage lights, outdated speakers and several other equipment issues, Lincoln High School’s drama program is seeking $30,000 to upgrade its ...

Western Placer Unified in preliminary phases of new high school

Despite some setbacks, Western Placer Unified School District continues to move forward with its long-standing plan of a new high school in the Twelve Bridges area, on a 55-acre si ...

Glen Edwards students strive for confectionary perfection

On Monday afternoon, the students of Sugar Work, an extracurricular cake-decorating class at Glen Edwards Middle School, hunch over their stations, adding realistic indentations to ...

Interim budget, student teaching agreement approved at school board meeting

While Tuesday’s meeting was short, the Western Placer Unified School District Board of Trustees reviewed and approved the 2016-2017 interim budget. Board approval confirms t ...

State of the Art League - 2015

   In a nod to Bulwer-Lytton and Snoopy, on Monday, Nov. 9, it was a dark and stormy night and a few members of the Art League of Lincoln gathered at the Orchar ...

Spare The Air season began last Friday

The Sacramento region’s 21st Spare The Air season beginning last Friday marks the beginning of a newly-refined effort by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management Di ...

Wildlife Heritage Foundation protects and preserves environment

From advising local communities about using grazing animals to control weeds, to preserving wetlands and wildlife habitats, to educating school children about nature, the Wildlife ...

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 ...

Responsible and educated goes both ways

As I said in a previous column, no driver wants to hit a cyclist and no cyclist wants to get hit.  It is stating the obvious that cyclists want more dedicated street ...

Supes, schools must take initiative in war on addiction

It has been nearly two months since “Heroin in the Foothills” ran in this newspaper. And in that two months, the three-part investigative series has drawn some signific ...

Treat all children with respect and don’t condone bullying

No child should ever go through what KJ Frey goes through at school. And no parent wants to see their child bullied and teased. That KJ, a sweet Lincoln Crossing Elementary Schoo ...

Help our high school music students

  Our beautiful little town of Lincoln is at a crossroads when it comes to our teenagers. We have a convergence of problems; we have an economic problem of constantly depleti ...