School chief’s goal to help students bloom

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Facing his first full year as superintendent of Clarkston Community Schools, Shawn Ryan has bright ideas for students. “In the first few weeks of school I would rather have teachers focusing on building relationships with their students rather than focusing on lesson one point one, and reading Chapter […]

Mini-Mountaineers at Everest Academy

Some of Everest Academy’s littlest Mountaineers donned spirit wear to help their big brothers and sisters prepare for the new school year. “They are ready to cheer on their favorite sports teams this fall and can’t wait to join our ranks in a few years,” said Mary Williams of Everest. Faculty and staff were busy, […]

School updates in as classes out for summer

While students still have a few weeks until they return to their schools, workers are busy updating them. Work last week included new main entrance desks, security systems, building renovations, and technology updates at Clarkston Elementary, Pine Knob, and North Sashabaw elementary schools. The new, custom-built reception desks for the main entrance were built by […]

Summer STREAM

Students built apps, controlled robots, solved puzzles, and learned the basics of painting on canvas at Everest Academy’s STREAM program. The students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in four age-appropriate programs in the Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics summer program. The Blessed Pier Young Mountain Climbers Club for students in kindergarten through […]

Racers gear up for RUSH Regatta

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Senior Jessica Ray knows a few things about winning the annual RUSH Regatta and Ray along with teammates senior Emily Jeung, senior Matthew Macbeth and sophomore Gabe Puzio in Team One plan to win this year’s cardboard and duct tape boat race on July 14. This will […]

Help needed for Kids’ Kloset

Makenna Walk, a senior at Clarkston High School, chose Kids’ Kloset as the recipient of her Passion Project, which is a part of her Independent Study class at CHS, instructed by Lisa Donley. She has been collecting disposal diapers since March for the outreach mission of First Congregational Church of Clarkston. “Kids’ Kloset is always […]

Oratorical contest winners

Clarkston Area Optimist Club honored winners of their Oratorical Contest, April 25. The Oratorical contest winners were Nathan Dimmer, first place, son of Linda and Ron Dimmer; Grace Nolan, second place, daughter of Wendy and Jason Nolan; and and Heather Burrum, third place, daughter of Laura and James Burrum.

Lessons about dangers of text-and-driving

Everest students learned how texting and driving don’t mix, with the help of a driving simulation. They had to direct a virtual car while answering texts sent by educators. “I was going all over – I just crashed,” said student Lucas Denigris. “I thought I could do it, but once I tried to message, it […]

Honors for math and science

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education presented Recognition Awards for Mathematics and Science to Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High School, Clarkston High School, and Renaissance High School students, April 26. “They all share a love for learning and an outstanding work ethic,” said high school Principal Gary Kaul. “A confluence of natural gifts and hard […]

Robotics champions of the world

Robotics champions of the world

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Hugs and high-fives started a few seconds before the countdown reached zero, making it official – Team RUSH 27 is the 2018 World Champion. “The team was excited beyond belief,” said Clarkston High School senior Jason Richards about Team RUSH 27’s victory at the FIRST Robotics World […]

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