Business students advance to state contest

Business students advance to state contest

From left, top row, are Eric Gohl, Thomas McCarty, Sam Skene, Cameron Hempton, Nathan Sesti, Daniel Heller, and James Hogg; second row, David Moss, Dominic Jolley, Laura Norrito, Grace Sielinski, Ben Garvin, Valentina Vargas, and Farhiya Osman; first row, Logan Malone, Jason McInally, Addison Gale, Sydney Havens, Amelia Ames, Meghan Finnerty, and Nathan Dimmer; not […]

Gualtieri earns award for outstanding principal

Principal Glenn Gualtieri of Bailey Lake Elementary School is the winner of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association 2018 Outstanding Practicing Principal Award. “I waited in the wings with Glenn’s family for the announcement. To say he was surprised would be an understatement,” said Superintendent Shawn Ryan in a letter to the community. […]

Champ award for robotics team

Independence Elementary robotics team NASA won the Championship Award at the FIRST Lego League robotics qualifier in Armada, Nov. 17, earning a place at the state competition on Dec. 15. The award recognized the team’s core values, excellence, and innovation in their projects with this year’s theme, “Into Orbit.” This season, they were given three […]

Schools share tips on how to beat anxiety at film screening

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Clarkston for Life and Clarkston Community Schools host a screening of the documentary “Angst” on Thursday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., at Clarkston High School Media Center. The film, which is free and open to the public, includes practical tips to help manage stress and anxiety. “This is an […]

Enrollment down 184 students

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Clarkston Community Schools is down 184 students from last year, according to the October student count. “We anticipated a decline based on our early projections, but the loss is slightly greater than expected,” said Assistant Superintendent John Lucido. “We are not alarmed, but we do want to learn […]

New ideas for superintendent evaluation

Clarkston Board of Education is considering a new evaluation model for Superintendent Shawn Ryan. Scott Corba and Patricia Poupard of Collins and Blaha, P.C., presented their model to evaluate the superintendent using categories Visionary and leadership; Policy and governance; Instructional leadership; Communication and community relations; Organizational management; Professionalism and ethics; and Optional and statutory factors. […]

Teachers taught for worst case

Clarkston Community Schools teachers and staff are learning how to Stop the Bleed, with the help of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Trauma Center and Independence Township firefighters. They learned how to use bandages and tourniquets to stop the bleeding from different kinds of wounds following a traumatic event, before medical help arrives. “Things we hopefully […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Proactive approach to student support

Last month, I introduced you to five words that have been on my mind for a few months now. These five words represent Clarkston Community Schools’ collective values and intentions for young people in Clarkston. Every decision we make as a district will be guided by our commitment to create schools where students are: SAFE, […]

School finances for summer

Trustee Susan Boatman asked about a $25,671 spending increase in the Support for Other Pupils budget, during a Summer Monthly Financial Update, Sept 24. Mary Beth Rogers, executive director of business services for Clarkston Community Schools, said the increase pays for a special education lab approved by the school board a month ago. The school […]

Cedar Crest gives students step up with languages

Cedar Crest gives students step up with languages

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Roaming the halls of Cedar Crest Academy, you might hear echoes of little voices saying in unison, “rojo-red, rojo-red, blanco-white, blanco-white.” Students as young as junior kindergarten age are learning foreign languages at the school on Dixie Highway. “When the brain is young, you create that pathway,” said […]

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