Public comments on school millage

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Board of Education hosts a public hearing Monday, May 22, at 6:45 p.m. about the district’s proposed 2017-2018 property tax millage rate. Board of Education President Steve Hyer said they’re proposing the same millage they’ve had for several years, 18 mills for non-homestead properties and seven […]

Teachers, volunteers make difference

Teachers, volunteers make difference

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Many make a difference in Clarkston schools. A few were honored with nominations for the Difference Maker Award by the Board of Education, May 8. Honored were Anne Martinez, fifth grade teacher at Bailey Lake Elementary; Karen Postal, secretary at Springfield Plains Elementary; Adam Kern, principal of Clarkston […]

Technology curriculum proposal

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Like “library” before it, “media center” may soon be history, to be replaced by “learning commons” and “learning labs.” The change is one of several curriculum proposals presented to Clarkston Board of Education, May 8. The newly named centers would help improve educational technology curriculum at the elementary […]

Learning about religions face to face

Learning about religions face to face

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Sashabaw Middle School (SMS) seventh graders learned about religious diversity from worshipers of six different religions during their world religion unit. The Interfaith Leadership Council paired with seventh grade classes to bring in speakers from the three Abrahamic religions and three of the world’s eastern religions. They discussed […]

Learning service to others

Learning service to others

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Celebrating 14 years of community service, Independence Elementary held their annual SOCKS Day event Friday, April 28. SOCKS, Serving Our Community Kids Style, is an Independence tradition where each grade level pairs with a different organization and spends the day helping them. “There are different community partners at […]

A day of science

A day of science

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary students experimented with circuits, centripetal force, fingerprinting and human x-rays during their Festival Day on April 28. The event is an Andersonville tradition incorporating science in a fun, hands-on learning approach for the students, Festival Day Co-Chair Michelle Herkowitz said. Andersonville partners with Cranbrook Institute of […]

13 Reasons for caution

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Health experts have more than 13 concerns about the young-adult miniseries “13 Reasons Why,” streaming on Netflix. Parents may want to watch the show, which is about a high school girl who chooses suicide in response to ongoing traumatic experiences at school,  before allowing their children to, or […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Saving Science

The world celebrated Earth Day a couple weeks ago on Saturday, April 22 with more than just environmental projects. More than 600 cities across the world marched for science on Earth Day with a goal to support and advocate for science and scientists. What a coincidence the week after a global march celebrating science, Clarkston […]

Students earn honors in math, science

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Scientific curiosity and a passion for mathematics earned students Recognition Awards last week. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to the children in the room. I’m very, very fortunate to do what I do every day and to get to do what I love and you inspire […]

Students get the word out

Students get the word out

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Classroom learning was applied to a real business last week when Clarkston High School’s Marketing II class presented advertising models for a local company, Clarkston Food Express (CFE). “We did a very good job, better than what I thought we would,” marketing student Sean Croston said. “This has […]

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