Scholarships for grads

Scholarships for grads

From left are scholarship winners Nick Paris, Nate Gipe, Diana Marsala, and Jillian Ritchey. Photo by Phil Custodio Nick Paris, Nate Gipe, Diana Marsala, and Jillian Ritchey have been awarded $1,000 Clarkston Optimist Club Henry Richardson Scholarships. Paris is set to go to the University of Michigan to study computer science. He joined Clarkston High […]

Diplomas for grads

Diplomas for grads

Anna Bunting is congratulated by Michael Schwab, senior selected faculty guest speaker. Clarkston High School Class of 2016 celebrated their graduation, June 6, with Commencement ceremonies at DTE Music Theater.

Thousands learn through service

Thousands learn through service

Ty Duffy explains to Clarkston School Board Trustee Kelli Horst the Academic Service Learning Project, “Ty’d with Love.” First graders at Independence Elementary, where the cancer survivor’s mother teaches,  completed projects including a penny drive for the Cancer Survivor Party. Students, teachers, and parents gathered to celebrate a successful year of Academic Service Learning Projects, […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Grads display many achievements

The end of the school year brings countless opportunities for our community to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our young people. It is also a chance for us collectively to pause and share gratitude for all of those in our community who contribute to these accomplishments. This year’s senior class represents an awe inspiring display […]

Bench work for buddies

Fourth grade students at Independence Elementary School built a Buddy Bench for their Academic Service Learning project. “A Buddy Bench is a place where a student can go if they need someone to play with at recess,” said Dennis Klenow, third and fourth grade teacher. “When other students see someone on the bench, they go […]

Honors for teachers

Honors for teachers

Meredith Copland, Clarkston Teacher of the Year for 2016, is congratulated by her husband Scot Copland and their daughter Mia. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Foundation’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is Meredith Copland, Bailey Lake Elementary teacher. “I’m just so honored,” Copland said at the awards reception, May 25, at Clarkston Community Schools administration […]

Bailey Lake project helps Flint kids

The Bailey Lake Elementary cafeteria was filled with cheers and screams of excitement as students and teachers alike celebrated the results of their Academic Service Learning (ASL) project during an assembly on May 11. The assembly included skits from students highlighting the accomplishments they achieved over the past two weeks, which had garnered the attention […]

School honors

School honors

Clarkston High School and Renaissance High School Top Scholars for 2016, selected based on academic performance, activities, and service, are Michael Baker, Olivia Baylis, Amanda Casetti, Kaitlyn Cavallo, Trevor Chamberlain, Emma Curd, Madison Czopek, Claire Foley, Clarie Galligan, Nathaniel Gipe, Hannah Grindling, Rachel Horton, Derek Joslin, Sadie Knill, Jack Kuczmanski, Diana Marsala, Erin McNeil, Kailan […]

School bond vote in August

After months of discussion, a $75,980,000 bond proposal for the Clarkston Community Schools, will appear on the Aug. 2 ballot. “The board has gone through a very exhaustive process starting with surveying our community, meeting with our stakeholder groups, engaging with GMB Architecture and Engineering group to visit all of our sites and do an […]

Learning about the law

Students learned a lot about the legal system during Clarkston Area Optimist’s Respect for Law program. For one, trials aren’t like they are on television. “It’s definitely a lot less dramatic than on TV,” said Kendall Hime, eighth grade student. “Lawyers ask a lot more questions.” “There’s more yelling on TV,” said Marco Pacifico, ninth […]