Foreign exchange students heading back home

Foreign exchange students heading back home

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Three students are leaving Clarkston to return to their home countries as the school year comes to an end. Eva Meisl, Maria Ubilia and Aylin Cetin are going back to Austria, Chile and Turkey after their school year abroad in America through the Clarkston Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. […]

Field fun

Field fun

Students at Springfield Plains Elementary enjoyed a day in the sun during their field day on June 7. From water balloon tosses to sack races to tug of war, the kids experienced a few hours of pure play outside the school walls. They raced through an inflatable course, passed a hula hoop while linked at […]

Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe still a few months from reopening

Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe still a few months from reopening

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Missing out on Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe’s pizza specials or just missing their food? Don’t worry, they are coming back! Owner Jeff Ryeson said the ball is rolling and a plan of action is in the works after smoke damage from the business next door closed their doors last […]

Only one confirmed store for corner of M-15 & Dixie

Only one confirmed store for corner of M-15 & Dixie

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer One of the more popular Clarkston Facebook questions of late is, “What is going in at the corner of M-15 and Dixie Highway?” It is such a frequent question many make jokes. “A massage parlor,” is a favorite. To dispel rumors and some of the jokes, we asked […]

History shared through class project

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders connected generations through an academic service learning project in Laura Murray’s history class. “I decided to do it because when I was in high school, I was given the assignment to interview someone about the Great Depression. I interviewed my grandfather,” Murray said. “It was […]

Board honors scholars

Board honors scholars

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education recognized Clarkston High School’s Senior Scholars from the graduating class of 2017 for their accomplishments. “This is really the highlight of tonight’s meeting and really a highlight of our entire year as the Board of Education, is to recognize the young folks. Our senior […]

Middle schoolers step up to help others

Middle schoolers step up to help others

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Sixth grade science classes at Sashabaw Middle School (SMS) stepped up to fight hunger this year with their Academic Service Learning Stepping Stone project. “Students designed their own stepping stone using Earth materials. They created a brochure to accompany their stepping stone,” said sixth grade science teacher Kristen […]

Half dozen Clarkston teachers earn tenure

Half dozen Clarkston teachers earn tenure

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education approved six teachers for tenure at its June 5 meeting: Nichole Cruce, Andersonville Elementary, Special Education; Jennifer Breen, Andersonville Elementary, fifth grade; Gail Bacon, Clarkston Elementary, second grade; Anthony Taormina, Pine Knob Elementary, Physical Education; Jennifer Castiglione, Clarkston Junior High School, English Language Arts; […]

Dozens of service projects for community

Dozens of service projects for community

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community School’s ongoing efforts to support the local community and help those in need was recognized May 24 during the district-wide Academic Service Learning (ASL) Celebration. “This is just a time for us to celebrate all of the projects that are going on in the K-12 buildings,” […]

Learning overflows at middle school

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Sashabaw Middle School students led their family members through the school’s first learning showcase May 23. “This is our first learners showcase, we worked with the junior high last year. They were a little bit more prepped to do it and we weren’t as ready last year, and […]

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