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The Hillmen Foundation “provides a margin of excellence” for Placer students

Story by Olivia Bergeron, Messenger Staff Writer November 28, 2023

The Hillmen Foundation has funded Placer High School's classroom and athletic activities since it was founded in 1989 by PHS principals Tom Johnson and Jug Covich.  “Our whole goal is to try to bridge...

Friendly domestic cat visits Placer students

Friendly domestic cat visits Placer students

Story by Colin Garrett, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Students have seen a gray domesticated cat roaming around campus, wandering into classes with open doors. Although students are still working hard on schoolwork, this development has made classroom life...

The challenges of obtaining a driving permit for students

Story by Quintin Daniels, Messenger Staff Writer November 6, 2023

 For high school students, obtaining a driving permit is often seen as a rite of passage, a symbol of newfound independence and a ticket to exploring the world. However, this comes with challenges that...

When it comes to Placer, appreciate what you have before its taken away

Story by Harley Carbone', Messenger staff November 6, 2023

Going into Placer High and leaving just eleven weeks in as a ninth grader is not the typical expectation of a new student. But that was my reality, once again. Being an eighth grader coming into high...

Trío Los Embajadores played at the event.

Placer Vault hosts Día de los Muertos

Story by Olivia Bergeron, Messenger Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Placer’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration organized by Placer Vault, took place, on Thursday, November 2, Many Placer students and families attended and enjoyed live music, activities, and...

Placer students get a chance to visit Australia

Placer students get a chance to visit Australia

Story by Ian Eckhardt, Messenger Staff Writer October 19, 2023

G'day mate. How would you like to visit the land "down under"? Placer students will now have the opportunity to visit Australia by signing up for a 9-day trip with English teacher Ryan Miller.  The...

Pete Schow takes pride in everything he does at Placer.

Custodians: The unsung heroes of Placer High

Story by Quintin Daniels, Messenger Staff Writer October 9, 2023

Some of the hardest workers on Placer High School's campus are rarely seen. The Placer High School custodians work from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day and pick up about 1,500 pounds of trash every...

Placers dance team continues to entertain Hillmen fans

Placer’s dance team continues to entertain Hillmen fans

Story by Marlie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Editor October 3, 2023

For the past three years, Placer fans have had the pleasure of watching their own dance team perform at rallies, halftime shows, and other school events.   The team, which practices two days a week...

Placer welcomes its newest counselor Adrian Hernandez

Story by Joseph Bingley, Messenger Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Placer High has recently hired Adrian Hernandez as the school’s newest counselor.   Hernandez might be the newest counselor at Placer, but he’s not new to the job. In fact, Hernandez has been...

The American River Cleanup keeps the confluence clean

The American River Cleanup keeps the confluence clean

Story by Olivia Bergeron, Messenger Staff Writer September 26, 2023

The American River Clean-up sponsored by PARC (Protecting American River Canyons) took place on Saturday, September 23. PARC has organized this event for over 30 years. Their goal is to take care...

Competency-based education is coming to Placer classrooms

Competency-based education is coming to Placer classrooms

Story by Olivia Bergeron, Messenger Staff Writer September 21, 2023

If you asked a high school student what they know about “CBE learning”, they could probably tell you what it stands for - competency-based education, but not much else. Although many teachers have...

Placer senior Jamison Celio to study abroad in Morocco on a $80,000 grant

Placer senior Jamison Celio to study abroad in Morocco on a $80,000 grant

Story by Lydia LaBarbera, Editor and Chief September 20, 2023

Placer High School senior, Jamison Celio, recently traveled to Morocco to begin studying abroad on an 80,000 dollar grant.  Celio was given this amazing opportunity after receiving a grant from the ...

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