Lions demonstrate healthy living

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Roary asks Coach Chris for another chance to run and catch the football. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Bailey Lake Elementary students learned about living a healthy lifestyle during their second annual Health and Wellness Day. The day began with a variety of health experts from around the Clarkston community […]

Time for play

Time for play

Madison Scott and Leea Christensen, kindergarteners, play with Littlest Pet Shop toys. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer School desks were filled with toys as students learned play is an important part of learning. “This is an opportunity to recognize that we need to let kids just play,” said Springfield Plains Elementary Principal Matt […]

Computer classes give kids leg up on career

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Computer Information Systems may not sound interesting to the average high school student, but Clarkston Computer Science Teacher Ron Conwell says demand for the program is growing at Clarkston High School, especially with coding classes and clubs in the younger grades. Conwell, who is also the Career Technical […]

Winter carnival

Winter carnival

Lukas Fallot poses for a picture at the Independence Elementary School festival. Photo by Jessica Steeley Independence Elementary held their third annual Winter Carnival for students and their families, Friday, Jan. 27. The carnival included several games ranging from a cake walk to electronic basketball to fowling (knocking over bowling pins with a football), and […]

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. […]