Honors for helpers of kids in need

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Making school successful for kids with special needs takes special people. Those people are due to be honored with Sparkle Awards. “You can be nominated as a student, bus driver, cafeteria person, anyone can be nominated who goes above and beyond for a child who has an IEP […]

Engineering expertise earned in classroom

Engineering expertise  earned in classroom

From left are engineering students, senior Will Ephlin, senior Josh Knotts, and junior Trinity Roodbeen. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston students interested in engineering, the Engineering and Design Technology pathway in career tech offers career skills and software knowledge. Pathway teacher Laura Kalinowski has a variety of […]

Investments up slightly for township

Township Treasurer Paul Brown presented the 2016 Fourth Quarterly Investment Report at the Feb. 7 Independence Township Board meeting. During that quarter, the township had a small increase in investment opportunities. Independence Township has a portfolio value of $33,444,546. Of the portfolio holdings, 43 percent are invested in Federal Agency issues, 24 percent in checking/savings […]

Condo project would impact golf course

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Neighbors called “fore” on a new residential condomimium development on Pine Knob Golf Course, and township officials stepped in with a special meeting, Jan. 30. “There had been a lot of misunderstanding of what the owner of Pine Knob had been working on for the past couple of […]

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Roary asks Coach Chris for another chance to run and catch the football. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Bailey Lake Elementary students learned about living a healthy lifestyle during their second annual Health and Wellness Day. The day began with a variety of health experts from around the Clarkston community […]

Time for play

Time for play

Madison Scott and Leea Christensen, kindergarteners, play with Littlest Pet Shop toys. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer School desks were filled with toys as students learned play is an important part of learning. “This is an opportunity to recognize that we need to let kids just play,” said Springfield Plains Elementary Principal Matt […]

Computer classes give kids leg up on career

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Computer Information Systems may not sound interesting to the average high school student, but Clarkston Computer Science Teacher Ron Conwell says demand for the program is growing at Clarkston High School, especially with coding classes and clubs in the younger grades. Conwell, who is also the Career Technical […]

Winter carnival

Winter carnival

Lukas Fallot poses for a picture at the Independence Elementary School festival. Photo by Jessica Steeley Independence Elementary held their third annual Winter Carnival for students and their families, Friday, Jan. 27. The carnival included several games ranging from a cake walk to electronic basketball to fowling (knocking over bowling pins with a football), and […]

Students pass life message at march

Students pass life message at march

From left, Everest Collegiate High School senior Clare Nalepa, Faith Formation Director Jill Swallow,  and senior Alex Legg participated in the March for Life. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clare Nalepa, the March for Life last week in Washington D.C. was personal. “My biological mother, who got pregnant […]

Young poets speak for change

Young poets speak for change

From left, Addison Gale, 10th grader; Olivia Maday, 12th grade; and Sierra Aguilar, 10th grade, members of Voices for Change. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Students get a chance to express their Voices for Change at their third annual poetry slam on Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the […]

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