New funds for schools

Clarkston School Board created two new accounts, March 13. Clarkston High School requested a National Technical Honor Society internal account to celebrate and recognize student achievement in Career and Technical Education courses who maintain a 3.0 GPA and volunteer through community service. Money deposited in this account will be from student fundraisers. The high school […]

School bond work

The Clarkston Board of Education accepted two bid packages during their March 13 meeting for school bond projects. The first package included construction work at Andersonville Elementary, Bailey Lake Elementary and Springfield Plains Elementary, at a total cost of $4,040,254.76. The work includes updated secure entrances, building remodels, and parking lots at Andersonville and Bailey […]

25-year educators honored

Clarkston Community School employees with 25 or more years of experience with the district were recognized during the Board of Education meeting, March 13. Principals or directors introduced their employees and described what they’ve given to the district over the years. The employees recognized were David Blehm, Buildings and Grounds; James Farnworth, Buildings and Grounds; […]

Everest prepares for gala

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Kicking off their Silver Anniversary, Everest Collegiate High School and Academy is celebrating 25 years of excellence with their 25th Gala Auction. “This is an annual Gala Everest does every year,” Gala Chairperson Lori Skibo said. “It’s our biggest fundraiser, with guest count usually coming in over 300.” […]

Writer honored for sci-fi short story

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Aspiring artists and writers from the Midwest were honored at the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, including one of Clarkston’s own students, senior Emma Lohmeier. Lohmeier received a medal and honorable mention for her short story “Waiting for Inevitability” in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category during the awards […]

Schools to start before Labor Day?

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Planning to be on vacation until Labor Day? You might want to reschedule. Clarkston Community Schools requested and received a waiver from the state to start the next school year a week before the Sept. 4 holiday, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock said. “With the law stating that schools […]

Kid count down 145

The first student count day of the year came up with 7,610, 145 fewer than last year. The 2016-2017 budget accounted for a loss of 100 students. Clarkston receives $7,511 per student, so 45 students equals $337,995. However, including Young Fives and post-high programs brings Clarkston Community Schools to a total of 8,441 students, said […]

Message of safety for students

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Emotions swept Clarkston High School’s auditorium last week as students listened to speakers from ThinkFirst share their personal stories of traumatic injury, recovery, and the choices they made before and after. The high school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club hosted the assembly as part of a series […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Consider kids in decisions

In the last couple weeks, there’s been some discussion about the Clarkston Community School district possibly starting the week before Labor Day, which is earlier than usual. The Board of Education and the school district have yet to decide whether they will start before Labor Day or not, though many community members have already voiced […]

Mountaineers sing story of Godspell

Mountaineers sing story of Godspell

Andrew Stafford as John the Baptist sings a call to the crowd. Photos by Jessica Steeley   BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Godspell 2012 creates a new-age twist on the story of Jesus Christ, helping modern audiences understand the message better. Everest Collegiate High School and Academy students have been rehearsing the musical […]

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