Secrets shared by old St. Nick

Santa Claus visited smiling, happy faces at Andersonville Elementary in Davisburg. With a robust “Ho, ho, ho,” Santa made his way through three classrooms. The first classroom Santa visited was Wendy Roehl’s second grade class. “Let’s talk about ‘believe’ a little bit. What does ‘believe’ mean,” asked Santa, also known as Clarkston Mayor Steven Percival. […]

Superintendent rated 3/4 by school board

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education gave Clarkston Schools Superintendent Rod Rock an “effective” rating in the superintendent evaluation, or a score of 3. It is the second highest score, behind “highly effective,” or a 4. “The board thanks you for inspiring our students, staff and community and setting higher […]

War history from those who served

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Ninth graders in Laura Murray’s history class started their World War II unit by hearing a first-hand account of the war. Don Steiner, a WWII Navy veteran, visited the classes on Nov. 27 and 28 to share his experiences during the war. He served from June 1942 to […]

Veterans honored

Veterans honored

Alan Scott with students Oli and Sylvia Fonseca. Photo by Jessica Steeley Veteran’s Day was celebrated across the district with different events and assignments. Clarkston Elementary held their annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Nov. 10. Students invited the veterans in their families to come in and introduce themselves, say what branch they served in, as […]

Girls strong together in Girls Stand Strong

Girls strong together in Girls Stand Strong

The participants of Girls Stand Strong. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Middle school girls learned tactics to stand up to bullying and ways to build self-esteem during the 4-week Girls Stand Strong program at Sashabaw Middle School. “The idea for the group is just to give girls a space […]

Learning from living books

Learning from living books

Independence Township Trustee Jose Aliaga talks with students Ricky Rottach, Isabella Foster, Payton McCracken, and Kathleene Mull. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Humans became books last week at Sashabaw Middle School as Allie Dennis’ seventh grade classes listened to the stories and experiences of different guest speakers during their […]

Junior high heads ‘Into the Woods’

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Fairy tales come alive as the Clarkston Junior High School Drama Club presents “Into the Woods,” junior version, this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. “It’s one of my favorites,” said Veronica Trapani, stage manager, about choosing the musical. “It’s something different from the realism of ‘Annie’ […]

Alumni Marine honored for service

Alumni Marine honored for service

Adam Dickie with Erin Shaw’s ninth grade class, which organized the Veterans Day event. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For ninth grader Sierra Bonser, honoring Veterans Day is personal – her father served in the U.S. Air Force when she was growing up. “It gave me a personal connection […]

Finalists work to make world better

Finalists work to make world better

Max Anderson and Andrew Dimmer are working to earn National Merit Scholarships. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The life of a National Merit Scholar Finalist differs from student to student, but their academics and extracurriculars ensure one commonality: an involved lifestyle. Clarkston High School has two finalists this year, […]

New playground provides new fun

New playground provides new fun

Third and fourth graders thank the Clarkston community and Springfield Plains Elementary PTA for the new playground. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A popular feature at Springfield Plains Elementary’s new playground, over five years in the making, is the large twin slides on top of the two-story play structure. […]

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