students

First day of school promising for Lincoln’s students

Last Wednesday (Aug. 20), Lincoln youth woke up early for the first day of school.  Students, from elementary to middle school to high school, seemed excited and eager for wh ...

Fifth Quarter to build community while promoting substance-free activities for students

Lincoln’s Bayside Church Pastor Al Soto doesn't want to focus on the negatives on why his church is spearheading the new Fifth Quarter program at Lincoln High School. In ...

Sierra College offers a New Student Jump Start event Aug. 23

Thinking about attending Community College this fall? The Sierra College Rocklin Campus will hold a New Student Jump Start event on Saturday, Aug. 23.  The event streamli ...

Common Core facts

Both Democrats and Republicans are opposed to Common Core. SAT scores dropped 60 points in three decades. Common Core will lower our educational system even more by removing alge ...

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 ...

College students are finding new options

  Beginning in the fall of 2013, Drexel University Sacramento is adding an undergraduate transfer program to their operations. Drexel opened its graduate school in Sacramento ...

Lincoln Boosters Club is small but ambitious

The Lincoln High School Booster Club is an alliance of the community brought together for the sole purpose of assisting the school in its pursuit of educating future generations. I ...

Why do students set dress code?

In June 2009, I wrote a letter in response to a picture on the front page of The News Messenger. It was a picture of a girl wearing a low-cut strap blouse. The mother of the girl ...

College sports clubs

I recently received a telephone call from Sacramento State’s club wrestling coach August Wesley. I met Wesley when we were both attending the Mark Fuller Invitational wrestling t ...

Newcomer program helps immigrants learn English

In some ways, Flavia McGinley's classroom at Twelve Bridges Middle School harks back to a simpler time of one-room schoolhouses, with its mix of middle and high schoolers. But wh ...