First early college grads made the grade

  In the next few weeks, fifth-year seniors Karina Ramirez and Haley Maloney will not only receive their high school diplomas but also an associate’s degree from Oakland Community College (OCC) as Clarkston High School’s first Early College graduates. “The academic, social and emotional maturity these guys have gone through the process of the last […]

All welcome at Prism Club

BY MARY MCKILLOP Clarkston News Student Writer The Prism Club at Clarkston High School had their first meeting on April 19, but it has been a long time in the making. The club was started by senior Hannah Wilson, junior Daniel Ephlin, and sophomore Lorraine Walsh. It was created to offer LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

Survey says bond support high, but trustee not convinced

Of the nearly 1,400 people responding to Clarkston school’s bond proposal survey, more than 90 percent support at least part of the plan. However, that doesn’t tell the whole story, said school board Trustee Craig Hamilton. “A lot of that is how you word the question,” Hamilton said. “‘Do you support your kids being safe?’ […]

Staff honored for decades of service

Clarkston Community Schools honored over 60 staff members at the April 18 regular board meeting, who have served the district for 25 years and more. Of those, nine were given special recognition for their service of 35 years or more. Susan Banworth served 41 years as educator for Clarkston Community Schools. Banworth is serving her […]

Students shine with Sparkle Awards

Students shine with Sparkle Awards

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (CSEPAC) honored the hard work of all those working with students with special needs at the Sparkle Awards ceremony at Clarkston Community Schools Administration Building, March 30. Over 250 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Clarkston Foundation. Heather […]

Residents split on school bond

Residents split on school bond

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston school district resident Allen Lowe, the school board’s decision to move forward with a $75 million “no millage increase” bond is frustrating. “I’m disappointed to see here that a lot of us were right – for what you were asking for (in 2012), you needed about […]

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education honored young artists with Student Recognition Awards in Performing Arts and Visual Arts, April 15. “I really admire you for all the imagination and all the time you spend on your craft,” said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “The skills you learn will help you academically and in life.” State Rep. […]

School officials go to Washington

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer Three Clarkston school administrators along with school board President Steve Hyer got a look at the new federal education law Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) after taking a trip to Washington D.C., March 14-15. Hyer, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock, Andersonville Elementary Principal Kim Fletcher and North Sashabaw Elementary […]

Making a difference at Maker Girl

Making a difference at Maker Girl

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Hundreds of girls throughout the community experienced the wonder of engineering, math and science at the second annual Maker Girl Mania at Clarkston High School last Saturday. “It’s crazy,” smiled Abigail Nofar, Women in Engineering President at the high school as she watched girls busy in the cafeteria […]

Crosshill open house

Crosshill Community Preschool hosts a 40th anniversary open house, Saturday, May 7, from 12-4 p.m in the Davisburg United Methodist Church, 803 Broadway. Crosshill was founded in the 1976 school year a group of pastors from Davisburg United Methodist and Baptist churches, residents, and teachers from Davisburg Elementary School. Davisburg United Methodist Church, under the […]

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