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 […]

Congrats to Renaissance grads

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The atmosphere as Renaissance High School seniors collected their diplomas can be best described by the last line of student speaker Mason McIntyre’s speech: “We did it!” “These graduates have worked hard, they have overcome adversity that most of us have never had to endure,” Renaissance Program Director […]

Clarkston graduates 603

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A warm, sunny evening pervaded the commencement ceremony of Clarkston High School’s Class of 2017. “Commencement is more than simply an annual event, particularly in Clarkston. It’s a moment shared between faculty, families and students,” Principal Gary Kaul said. “It’s a time when the school and the community […]

Kennel denied

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny a special land use request for a dog kennel operation. Millstones Golden LLC, 7660 Pine Knob Road, requested special land use permit for its golden retriever breeding business on its property, which is zoned rural residential. “She doesn’t have enough […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: History alive

These last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of learning about some of Clarkston’s history and the history of The Clarkston News. I attended a history presentation put on by the Clarkston Area Historical Society at Clarkston Elementary and I presented some history about The Clarkston News to second graders visiting the newsroom. This recent […]

Plethora of learning at junior high

Plethora of learning at junior high

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Junior High students put their learning on display for the community at the school’s Second Annual Student Learning Showcase. “What we’ve tried to do is create an opportunity for students to show their learning to people outside of the classroom,” Principal Adam Kern said. In the cafeteria, […]