back to school

Students leave summer behind

School opened for the year on Tuesday. However, students and parents began the transition from summertime back into the classroom last week. At Whitney High School, freshmen attend ...

It's new school year; we're ready for you

We would like to welcome all our students back to school. The grounds and custodial staff have been working all summer getting our facilities prepared for the new school year. Ou ...

Back to class

It was a day for alarm clocks, anticipation and new beginnings. Wednesday marked the first day of school in the Rocklin Unified School District. Ruhkala Elementary kindergartener ...

Back to school means big transitions for students

Tons of excited and apprehensive kids flooded into school last month, and in their wake, a crowd of parents blowing kisses, taking pictures and even tearing up. By now, homework sc ...

It’s never too late to follow your college dreams

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 52.7 percent of Americans have some college education, but only 27.2 percent have actually obtained a college degree. As more and more studen ...

Seniors make mark on school parking lot

Rocklin High senior Kat Perakis paints a quote, “Did we just become best friends?” from the movie Step Brothers, in the school parking lot. The seniors painted movie quotes in ...

New year and new school

Not only was it the first day back to school for Rocklin students Tuesday, it was also the grand opening of Sunset Ranch Elementary School, located in the Whitney Ranch neighborhoo ...

Striding into a new school year

After a summer-long hiatus from school, going back can cause some first-day jitters for some. It’s a time full of excitement to see old friends and classmates again, but also n ...

Mom is back to school for master’s

A year after Carol Boles of Rocklin had her youngest child out of college, she decided to enroll herself. “They (children) teased that I just missed writing tuition checks,” ...