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Security cameras now installed on Placer High campus

Security cameras now installed on Placer High campus

Story by Everett Bertolino, Messenger Staff Writer October 20, 2023

Placer High School has installed 30 additional security cameras to improve school security and safety. Placer's campus will be monitored constantly throughout the school day. The cost of these cameras...

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...

The parking lots progress as of September sixth.

Placer’s lower parking lot expected to be completed in mid to late October

Story by Quintin Daniels, Messenger Staff Writer September 20, 2023

One of the most noticeable changes on Placer’s campus this year has been the lack of parking. Improvements in the parking lot have been a work in progress since late July with a projected completion...

Placer welcomes Jaime Jackson as the new principal

Story by Marlie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer September 7, 2023

Placer High School welcomed its new principal, Jaime Jackson, as the first female principal in school history. Jackson has served as an educator for over 20 years in teaching and leadership roles...

Plans being made for new campus greenhouse

Story by Rex Stanley, Student/journalism student reporter March 2, 2023

There are plans in the making to build a new greenhouse on Placer´s campus and to renovate the current one. For quite a few years, the current greenhouse has not been maintained and has slowly been falling...

Improvements needed for classroom announcement speaker system

Story by Natalia Merck, Messenger Staff Writer February 22, 2023

Placer high schools announcement system seems to be lacking in quality according to students and teachers. Lately, Placer’s announcements have been very bad quality. The distorted announcements have...

AI creates new methods of Cheating

Story by Colin Garrett, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

General Knowledge about an AI used to write prompts and solve questions, has been spreading throughout the education system. Teachers have been concerned about how this AI can be used for cheating....

Placer welcomes a few of it’s newest teachers

Story by Marlie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer February 8, 2023

The new teachers at Placer High school have been making a very positive impact on Placer’s students. Natalie Medeiros is the new ASL teacher at Placer. This is Medeiros’ first year of teaching....

Placer High school is hosting 4 foreign exchange students. From left to right, Max Behre (Gremany), Lisa Infantino (Belgium), Eunseo Choi (South Korea), Lucia Matysakova (Slovakia)

Placer High School Welcomes Foreign Exchange Students

Story by Maximilian Behre, Newspaper staff February 8, 2023

Placer High School is hosting four exchange students this year, who come from different countries such as Belgium, Slovakia, Korea, and Germany. They are Lisa Infantino, Lucy Matysakova, Lydia Eunseo Choi,...

Intervention at Placer High School: Is it helpful or waste of time?

Story by Lydia La Barbera, Messenger Staff Writer February 3, 2023

   Intervention at Placer High School is useful to some, but other students and staff despise the idea.    Many of the faculty members at Placer believe that intervention is imperative for students...

School board votes to shut down Rock Creek Elementary

School board votes to shut down Rock Creek Elementary

Story by Natalia Merck, Messenger Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Rock Creek Elementary is closing as of January 11th due to Auburn Union school district’s $3 million budget deficit. Recently the Auburn Union School District had a meeting at town hall to decide...

A bus parked on the corner of Bell Road and Bowman Road advertise a need for local bus drivers.

Lack of busses affects students’ lives

Story by Lydia La Barbera, Messenger Staff Writer January 20, 2023

Students at Placer High School no longer have the option to take the bus to and/or from school.   The cause behind this matter has been unknown to the majority of students at our school.  “It...

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