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San Juan Spartans reflect on season with 1st league title in 10 years

By Nanik Tagore– The San Juan Spartans finished their 2021-2022 season strong after a rocky start in the preseason, but came up short in the playoffs.

San Juan boys varsity wins League Championship for Devin Johnson

By Nanik Tagore— Following word of the death of a former teammate, San Juan Spartans won the league championship against Esparto High School on Saturday, with a final score of 76 to 43.

San Juan High School, Citrus Heights

Both high schools in Citrus Heights seeking new principals

By Mike Hazlip— Mesa Verde and San Juan high schools are both seeking applicants for the role of principal, according to job listings posted to education professionals website EdJoin.

Sylvan Middle School

Middle school in Citrus Heights locked down after report of shots fired

Updated 4:17 p.m.– Sentinel staff report– Citrus Heights police said Sylvan Middle School was locked down Wednesday morning after reports were made of gunshots heard near the school, although the reports were later determined to be “unfounded.” In…

SJUSD seeks community input on proposed sex ed, economics textbooks

Sentinel staff report– The San Juan Unified School District is inviting community input and review of a variety of proposed instructional materials that are being considered for adoption in courses in the district. Courses include comprehensive sexual health,…

School bus

These 19 new laws affect public schools in California

Sentinel staff report– New laws affecting public schools in California for 2018 include an expanded ban on firearms, several immigration-related protections, additional required topics for sex ed courses, the formal elimination of the high school exit exam, and…


Update: SJUSD moves forward with plan to sell old Sylvan school site

Sentinel staff report– Another step has been made in the long-anticipated sale of the 13-acre now-vacant property at Sylvan Corners in Citrus Heights, once home to Sylvan Middle School. Following a committee recommendation and an uneventful Sept. 26…

San Juan High School, Citrus Heights

Police arrest student for bringing loaded gun, drugs to San Juan High School

Citrus Heights police said a 16-year-old student was arrested at San Juan High School on Wednesday after officers found a loaded handgun and marijuana in his backpack. In a news release issued Thursday morning, police said an anonymous…

Sylvan Middle School, demolition

Demolition of old Sylvan Middle School underway; what’s next?

Demolition of all buildings at the old Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights is now underway, with the first building leveled to the ground on Monday. The $713,000 demolition contract was awarded by the San Juan Unified School…

Sylvan Middle School construction

Sylvan Middle School upgrades to finish by August

After beginning construction last year, things are starting to visibly take shape at the new Sylvan Middle School, with those passing by on Auburn Boulevard now able to see frames in place for several new buildings. The construction…