Boat building deadline approaching

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Time is ticking down for students as they build their boats and find sponsors for the ninth Annual RUSH Regatta, July 9. Clarkston High School Team RUSH students sophomore Val Vargas, juniors Megan Haddad, Brandon Kirk and Gabe Weir are excited for this year’s regatta. “Every year it’s […]

Blankets for kids

Blankets for kids

During field day fun outside at Sashabaw Middle School, June 10, students also worked hard inside to make 126 blankets for Children’s Hospital, Genesys, Hurley, and other medical facilities, for their Academic Service Learning project. Photo by Phil Custodio

School budget vote June 27

Clarkston Community Schools is projecting around 8 percent, or $6.9 million, fund balance for the 2016-17 budget, according to Executive Director of Business Services Mary Beth Rogers. “My goal was to give you a balanced budget, I got as close as I could. This is a first reading, so this might change a little bit […]

Students, teacher prepare for Japan trip

Sixteen students from Faye Valtadoros’ Japanese class at Clarkston High School will be boarding a plane on Saturday headed for Japan where they will be staying the next two weeks. “We have a sister school in Chiba, Japan,” Valtadoros said. “I’ve been here 10 years and we’ve had the program even before that, so I […]

Downtown history tour

Downtown history tour

Clarkston Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock chats with Jonah Robbins while strolling down the sidewalk.   Second graders from Clarkston Elementary enjoyed the annual history tour of downtown Clarkston on Friday, June 3. The tour included stops at historical landmarks such as the Clarkston United Methodist Church, The Clarkston News, Clarkston Union, Wilson residence, Roeser […]

RUSH awards

RUSH awards

Clarkston High School’s robotics team, Team RUSH 27, celebrated being the number one team in the state one last time, as they ended the year with an awards ceremony on June 9. The ceremony included various awards for sponsors, mentors, parents, and students. Diana Marsala was named “Most Valuable Student,” Most Valuable Junior Students were […]

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 […]