In too DEEP at high school

In too DEEP at high school

Seniors and DEEP program students, from left, Jacob Ryan, Jacob Klokeid, Sam Carter, and Kalei Hubert-McLennan. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer When Sam Carter graduates high school this June, she won’t just be ready for college. She’ll already have about a dozen college credits under her belt. “It’s super […]

History from veterans who served

History from veterans who served

World War II veterans Anthony  Rand, at left, and Frank Quinlan. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders learned about World War II on a more personal level last week as they listened to veterans’ first-hand accounts. The all-day speaking event allowed students to listen to a veteran […]

Mad Science

Mad Science

Keegan Eubanks, Mark Kluska, Kylie Dunfield and Anna Katakowski watch to see whether metal or wood melts ice faster. Photo by Jessica Steeley Students at Clarkston Elementary learned about friction and its impact on temperature during Mad Science, an after-school program. Students took turns using friction to heat up objects, such as thermometers and sand […]

Poets make voices heard

Poets make voices heard

Senior Emily Greatorex makes a point in her poem. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Student poets received snaps and cheers as they performed serious and resounding messages during the Third Annual Voices for Change Poetry Slam on Friday, Feb. 24. Topics ranged from coping with mental illness to romance […]

Safety path extension off Clintonwood

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Walkers and runners in the southeast township neighborhoods will soon be able to go farther in safety. The Independence Township Board accepted a proposal from Nowak & Fraus, an engineering firm, for a Clintonville Road Safety Path Project for up to $88,606. The new 4,500 feet of pathway […]

Empathy for others

Empathy for others

Ryan Drobot and Mason King focus on their task. Photo by Jessica Steeley Sashabaw Middle School students spent their February Wolf-Time working on a school-wide academic service learning project for Clarkston students in the special education department. “We have teamed up with our special education department, particularly our students with autism. Our students are creating […]

100 days

100 days

Kindergarteners Mikayla Battle and Ella Park lift 10 pound weights. Photos by Jessica Steeley Kindergartners and first graders at Pine Knob Elementary celebrated 100 days in school by dressing up as 100-year-olds, counting and lining up 100 objects, and doing activities 100 times or for 100 seconds. All different objects were used to make lines, […]

Winter break

Winter break

Noah Vogt enjoys the early springlike weather Monday, swinging on the handlebars in Depot Park with his friends. Kids enjoyed the early warm weather this week as temperatures hit 66 degrees in the Detroit area on Sunday, Feb. 19, beating the old record of 64 degrees in 1884, according to the National Weather Service. Photo […]

School news

$7.9M fund balance Clarkston schools’ budget will maintain a fund balance of $7.9 million through the 2019 school year, Executive Director of Business Services Mary Beth Rogers reported to the Board of Education, Feb. 13. Budget parameters for the 2017/2018 school year include maintaining fund equity, loss of 100 students, benefit increase of two percent, […]

Valentine’s party

Valentine’s party

First graders Alexandra Walker and Kristen Leaver make cupid arrows. Photos by Jessica Steeley Valentine’s Day meant sweet treats, exchanging cards, crafts, and games for students at Andersonville Elementary , Feb. 14.