Kids learn love for their hearts

Kids learn love for their hearts

American Heart Association Youth Market Director Nichole Piche with, from left, Desman Stephens, Francesca Catella, Grace Aguilar-Fernandez, Graham Fugate, and Katrina Fisheer. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary kicked off their Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser last week with a school assembly. Though Pine Knob has been […]

Students learn matters of money

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Personal finance, basic life skills and management are just some of the topics students learn by taking classes in the Business, Finance and Marketing pathway in Clarkston High School’s Career Tech program. “Everything to do with money is basically what I teach,” Career Tech teacher Kevin Smith said. […]

More funds budgeted for well relief

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Residents living close to contaminated wells can more easily tap into township water this year. Independence Township installed a water main down Maple Drive last year so nine residences with contaminated well water could connect to the township system. These residences qualified for a state funded connection, while […]

Construction tech classes on the way

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools is expanding its Career Technical Education (CTE) program by adding a Construction Technology pathway at Clarkston Junior High School (CJHS). “Dr. Rock saw that as a district we had sort of lost sight of the students in the skilled trades area. We’ve been focusing on […]

Students learn by making a difference in community

Students learn by making a difference in community

Stephanie Enright, at left, and  Alexis Denny  work on a stepping stone project to fight hunger. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Students throughout the district are serving the community at record levels this year. “For public education, for a public school district, it’s phenomenal to have 50 percent of […]

Bond projects in summer

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Parking lots at Andersonville, Bailey Lake and Springfield Plains elementaries will be under construction during the summer. Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan and project architects presented construction plans for updated parking lots and secure entrances to the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education, Jan. 9. Board President Steve Hyer […]

SoleMates collect shoes to walk in others’ footsteps

SoleMates collect shoes to walk in others’ footsteps

From left are Clarkston SoleMates Tiffany Mersino, Kelsey Schaldenbrand, Sydney Scarpelli, Melissa Rodriguez, Samantha  Kilbourne, Samantha Chambers; front row, Jessie Greatorex and Zoe Nygaard. Photo provided BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston SoleMates are bringing the community together by sharing stories from other people’s perspectives. The group is made up of seven Clarkston […]

News binds community together

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The power of print is strong, and nowhere stronger than in community news. “You guys are the glue that really binds this community together,” said Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “You’re the ones out there day in and day out trying to let people know what’s going on, […]

School focus

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Superintendent Rod Rock plans to focus primarily on social, emotional and physical wellbeing of students in 2017. The community wellbeing initiative aims to help parents and principals become more aware of these important aspects of students’ wellbeing, Rock said. The district will complete a book study and screen […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Onward 2017

People have talked, posted and tweeted about what an awful year 2016 was. With the loss of so many great legends such as David Bowie, Prince, Muhammed Ali, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, and the list goes on. There was also the presidential election, regardless of who you voted for, I think most agree […]

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