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Placer Girls Flag Football Inaugural season

Placer Girls’ Flag Football Inaugural season

Story by Lydia La Barbera, Editor-n-Chief December 18, 2023

Our own Placer High School Girls' Flag Football team just completed their historical inaugural season for PHS, here's an overview of how our girls feel. The flag football girls have worked hard and...

Izadora (Izzie) Delmue, owner of Delmues Delightful Goods

Delmue’s Delightful Goods, a Placer Born Delicacy

Story by Reagan Browning, Messenger Staff Writer December 1, 2023

How to order: With a weekly menu, Delmues Delightful Goods has a good variety of treats ranging from 3$ to 11$ based on what you get.  You can order off of the instagram page bio @delmuesdelightfulgoods...

The Hillmen Foundation wishes to put a marquee sign next to the Hillman statue along High St.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Administration at Placer now have a view of every part of campus.

Despite recent events, students still feel safe at Placer

Story by Olivia Bergeron and Reagan Browning October 19, 2023

The lock down on September 26 brought security to the minds of many students. While Placer’s proximity to the Auburn Police Department makes it comparatively safer than other campuses, the open-campus...

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...

Recent Rocklin school board policy has transgender students concerned about their safety

Recent Rocklin school board policy has transgender students concerned about their safety

Story by Colin Garrett, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

Rocklin Unified School District has passed a new policy that could risk the safety of transgender students. This policy will require teachers to report directly to parents if a student requests a name...

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...

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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