Principal's Message


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! The staff and faculty are excited to welcome you to another great school year.  Placer High School was a busy place as usual this summer.  Between the outstanding athletic camps offered to youth in the area, summer bridge, drivers training, and the free lunch program, Placer continues to be a hub for all things Green and Gold.  In addition, the auditorium received brand new chairs and carpet and an updated foyer.  The PUHSD maintenance staff has been incredibly productive giving PHS some TLC and it sure does show around here what a great job they did! The office staff and your teachers have been busy preparing for the only missing piece to Placer High School….You!  Placer High School is not the same without you all being here, and I can’t wait to share this school year with you.  

I came across a wonderful quote this summer by Angel Flonis Harefa.  It says, There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.”  Whose life will you change this year, and who will change your life? I know after being an educator for nearly 20 years, I can think back on the many students who have changed my life.  Take sometime this school year to think about who has made an impact in your life at Placer High School, and I challenge you to find someone who you can make an impact for the better here at Placer High.  

It’s going to be a great year and I am excited to be beginning my first official school year as your principal.  I am humbled and looking forward to be working with each and every one of you.  We have some exciting things happening this year as we continue to make strides in creating access for our students to become College, Career and Life Ready.  We will be working with an organization called Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) with a focus on more students accessing AP and Dual Credit coursework.  More information will be coming this early Fall as we begin with EOS.  

Students, I hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities here to get involved: Join the Band or Choir, join a club or even start a new club you are interested in, compete on an athletic team, get involved in student government, or just commit to being the ultimate hillman fan in the gold mine! Whatever you choose I ask you to become part of the Hillmen History.  You attend a campus that is over 100 years old, where many before you have left a lasting legacy.  It’s your turn now!  Have a great school year!

It is Truly Great to Be a Hillman

Mr. Caminiti

Placer High School Principal

Placer Athletics