Grads return home to teach

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston High School graduates John Chesley, Katie Harris, Kristy Robinson and Kendra Smith becoming teachers and returning to their hometown is a something they each consider to be special. John Chesley, who is a fifth grade teacher at Bailey Lake Elementary, graduated from CHS in 2001 and […]

New teachers in the classroom

More than 30 teachers and staff members have joined Clarkston Community Schools this fall, including Kathleen Alexander, who will be a counselor at Clarkston High School. Alexander went to Walled Lake Central. Shge lives in Howell, and graduated from Oakland University 2012, with a Master’s degree, counseling with school specialization. Previously she worked at Okemos […]

Students meet the teacher

Elementary schools across the district held a “Meet the Teacher” last week where students got a chance to check out their new classrooms, find their seats and chat with their new teacher. Anderson Elementary was one of the schools that also had an “Ice Cream Social,” where students and parents got to catch up with […]

30 fresh faces in classrooms: Not including students

When kids return to their classrooms next week, more than 30 new teachers will help welcome them to the 2016-2017 school year. Great things are expected of them and the rest of Clarkston Community Schools teaching staff, said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “It’s not easy to get a job as a teacher. Each of these […]

Teacher heading to Washington for award

President Barack Obama named 213 mathematics and science teachers recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, including Sashabaw Middle School math teacher Wendy Osterman, a grade 7-12 cohort recipient. “I am extremely grateful to be selected for the Presidential Award of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teaching.  I believe […]

Sea Wolves sunk, Titans swim rises

Sea Wolves sunk, Titans swim rises

Athletic Director Jeff Kosin explains explains how the new pool robot works. Social media boiled over among swim parents last week as news splashed that both Clarkston High School Varsity Girls Swim team and Clarkston Sea Wolves club were without a coach. “It’s an outrage! The district has no idea how to run a USA […]

School bond could get earlier payoff, officials say

The recently approved $76 million Clarkston Community Schools bond could be paid off sooner than 30 years, Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan said. “We didn’t want to cloud anything in terms of the election,” Ryan explained. “We knew very early on that Clarkston Schools took a very conservative approach to looking at financing these bonds over […]

Voters OK school bond

Clarkston school officials have $75.98 million for technology and building improvements after voters approved a bond proposal, Aug. 2. “The board and the administration are extremely excited with the passage of the bond and extremely appreciative of the community supporting this initiative,” said School Board President Steve Hyer. “Over a year ago now, dealing with […]

$5.4 million for junior high in bond

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where and why it is needed. Wrapping up a series, we check out Clarkston Junior High. BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer If the $75 million bond […]

High marks for Clarkston schools in study

According to a 2016 Michigan Education Finance Study, Clarkston Community Schools was 1 of 58 schools in the state ranked “Notably Successful.” “Our district achieves at a high level and we are efficient with our expenditures,” said Clarkston Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. To achieve the Notably Succesful label, Clarkston met the Above Average and High […]

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