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 […]

Students break traditions

BY JESSICA STEEELY Clarkston News Staff Writer Teagan Arndt and  Alexis Johnson, students at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest in Springfield Township, won Breaking Traditions Awards recognizing accomplishments in nontraditional career and technical education programs. “I was really excited to hear that I won that because it’s not an award that everyone wins, it’s not […]

Board considering limited open enrollment

By Jessica Steeley Clarkston News Staff Writer From 20-25 out-of-district Kindergarten students could soon be joining Clarkston schools. The Clarkston Board of Education discussed limited open enrollment at their April 17 meeting, allowing a limited number of students into the district for their K-12 education. “I could get to a limited kindergarten proposal for a […]

Toys of history

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Robert (Bob) L. Jones passed away in 2004, but his toys continue to provide fun for kids. The handmade creations were given to the Clarkston Early Childhood Center by his longtime neighbors and friends Dr. Tom Stone and his wife, Arlene. “We had gotten [toys] over the years […]

Repairing township roads

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer With April showers and May flowers comes the spring bounty of potholes. According to residents posting on social media, Snow Apple Drive and Parview Drive are the two worst roads in the Clarkston area. Pat Kittle, Independence Township Supervisor, said the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) doesn’t […]

Book battlers

Book battlers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Wacky costumes and teams with creative names filled Springfield Plains Elementary Battle of the Books competition last week. Springfield Plains, Andersonville and Davisburg elementaries competed in the 7th annual Fourth Grade Battle of the Books, a 10-question competition based on six books from different genres. Students dressed up […]

Bus drivers help hungry

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For some students in Clarkston, schools meals are their main source of nourishment and breaks can cause them to go without. This spring break the Clarkston Transportation Department decided to help four families in this situation through a Michigan Education Department (MEA) Out Reach Grant. Clarkston Bus Driver […]

Honored for school arts

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Artistic skill, a passion for creativity and performance were honored last week at The Clarkston Foundation’s Student Recognition Awards for Performing and Visual Arts. The ceremony was attended by several members of the foundation, as well as Clarkston Board of Education members Steve Hyer, Greg Need, Andrea Catalina, […]

Real-life learning

Real-life learning

Critter Guy Paul McCormack visited first grade classrooms at Pine Knob Elementary last Friday. He brought in a trove of animals for the students to feel, hold and learn about. First, he brought out Woody, an Australian tree frog. Then he brought out Pearle the Cockatiel. The colorful bird walked along students arms and stood […]

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