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 […]

Teaching future teachers

Teaching future teachers

Junior Ashley Graham works with Ben Ciarlone at Funshine preschool. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Teachers in Clarkston’s Family and Consumer Science pathway teach about their profession and help students learn important life skills, both socially and academically. “All kids have relationships,” Family and Consumer Science teacher Jessica O’Rorke said. “The majority of […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: March for freedom

Following the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States was a worldwide protest, the Women’s March, which had sister marches on all seven continents. Many of my friends, men and women, attended marches across the nation, in Washington D.C., Lansing, Seattle. I’ve seen many reactions, mostly positive, but some negative, people question why […]

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 […]