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 […]

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 […]