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. […]

In the holiday spirit

In the holiday spirit

Second graders Andrew Wills and Brooklyn Nowik play Halloween twister. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary students got in the Halloween spirit last Tuesday, starting their school festivities with a costume parade. In their classrooms, students enjoyed candy, cupcakes and cookies while they made crafts and played […]

Harvest party

Harvest party

First grader Carah Regan cleans a paint brush to paint a pumpkin. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer North Sashabaw Elementary kicked off the weekend by celebrating Halloween with classroom Harvest parties, Oct. 27. Students started the afternoon performing the Monster Mash in the cafeteria in front of parents and […]

Partnership with Easterseals

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Continuing the Clarkston for Life initiative, Clarkston Community Schools has partnered with Easterseals Michigan to provide individualized counseling at North Sashabaw Elementary (NSE). “This is exactly what Clarkston for Life is focused upon. We are very pleased to partner with Easterseals on this effort and we will have […]

Building experience

Building experience

Jacqueline Gergle and Luke Bechtell work on a project at Clarkston Family Farm. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston’s Construction Technology Program’s first year is in full swing, volunteering to help with several building projects. “What we want for the kids is for them to get some hands-on experience. […]

Bat time

Bat time

Jacob Schmitz checks out an Egyptian Fruit Bat. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Second graders at Independence Elementary learned about the importance of bats and their conservation during a presentation featuring four live bats. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there about bats, and so, the more we can teach people that bats […]

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