Marines land at Everest

Marines land at Everest

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The United States Marine Corps visited Everest Collegiate High School and Academy last week for Detroit Marine Week. “Once a year the Marine Corps holds a Marine Week, which is a week where we try to bridge the gap between our communities and the Corps,” said Major Alfred […]

Hit the links to help Blessings

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Help a good cause this month by attending the Blessings in a Backpack 6th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Pine Knob Golf Course. “It’s our largest fundraiser of the year. We always hope for it to bring in about 50 percent of the money we […]

New school website online

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer After months of research, design, and development, area residents can view Clarkston Community Schools new website, www.clarkston.k12.mi.us. The district worked with the web design and software firm Finalsite to update the website, which was launched Sept. 5. The firm specifically serves schools and educational organizations, said Marketing Director […]

Clarkston for Life kicks off new year

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston residents and educators kicked off the new school year last week with the Clarkston for Life well-being campaign. “It was a dream of mine to bring these people together, and this event was just the start of some exciting conversations we will be having as a community,” […]

Teachers back, ready for students

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Summer break for Clarkston kids is quickly coming to an end as classes resume, Monday, Aug. 28. This is the first school year starting before Labor Day after the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education received a waiver from the state last March. Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) requested […]

School meeting

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools invites Clarkston residents to attend their community gathering, Aug. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to learn about the Clarkston for Life well-being campaign. The Clarkston for Life campaign is based on research showing a person’s well-being directly relates to better educational outcomes, higher […]

Flying fun at RUSH Drone Camp

Flying fun at RUSH Drone Camp

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston students learned to build and fly mini drones at the Clarkston Drone Camp, Aug. 1-2. Team RUSH hosted the camp for Clarkston High School students with Steve Smitka, teacher at Waterford Kettering and founder of The Rotor Rookies Drone Academy. Students were taught how to assemble their […]

Five-year plan for schools

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer As summer draws to a close, Board of Education President Elizabeth Egan and  Vice President Kelli Horst hope to work out the district’s next five-year plan during the new school year. The previous five-year plan focused on balancing the budget, which has been achieved, Egan said. The board […]

More to student success than test scores, officials say

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Students in Clarkston range from 46%-73% for meeting state benchmarks on standardized tests, such as the M-STEP, but that’s just part of the story, said Elizabeth Egan, Board of Education president. Student success after high school can be found in a number of fields, Egan said, from construction […]

Workers busy with summer school construction

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Almost a year since voters approved a $75.98 million bond for technology and building improvements, workers are tearing up and replacing parking lots and fields at Andersonville Elementary, Springfield Plains, Bailey Lake and Clarkston High School. Andersonville’s updates will use $1,753,000 in bond funds for a new parking […]

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