Field fun

Field fun

Students at Springfield Plains Elementary enjoyed a day in the sun during their field day on June 7. From water balloon tosses to sack races to tug of war, the kids experienced a few hours of pure play outside the school walls. They raced through an inflatable course, passed a hula hoop while linked at […]

History shared through class project

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders connected generations through an academic service learning project in Laura Murray’s history class. “I decided to do it because when I was in high school, I was given the assignment to interview someone about the Great Depression. I interviewed my grandfather,” Murray said. “It was […]

Board honors scholars

Board honors scholars

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education recognized Clarkston High School’s Senior Scholars from the graduating class of 2017 for their accomplishments. “This is really the highlight of tonight’s meeting and really a highlight of our entire year as the Board of Education, is to recognize the young folks. Our senior […]

Middle schoolers step up to help others

Middle schoolers step up to help others

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Sixth grade science classes at Sashabaw Middle School (SMS) stepped up to fight hunger this year with their Academic Service Learning Stepping Stone project. “Students designed their own stepping stone using Earth materials. They created a brochure to accompany their stepping stone,” said sixth grade science teacher Kristen […]

Half dozen Clarkston teachers earn tenure

Half dozen Clarkston teachers earn tenure

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education approved six teachers for tenure at its June 5 meeting: Nichole Cruce, Andersonville Elementary, Special Education; Jennifer Breen, Andersonville Elementary, fifth grade; Gail Bacon, Clarkston Elementary, second grade; Anthony Taormina, Pine Knob Elementary, Physical Education; Jennifer Castiglione, Clarkston Junior High School, English Language Arts; […]

Palace shares how his goals led to being a Tiger

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Tigers of Pine Knob Elementary excitedly welcomed Detroit Tiger Sam Palace with a growl during his visit on June 1. “It’s surreal,” said Palace, a 2004 Clarkston High School graduate. “I am just glad I can pass down anything they can take with them. I really […]

Dozens of service projects for community

Dozens of service projects for community

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community School’s ongoing efforts to support the local community and help those in need was recognized May 24 during the district-wide Academic Service Learning (ASL) Celebration. “This is just a time for us to celebrate all of the projects that are going on in the K-12 buildings,” […]

Learning overflows at middle school

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Sashabaw Middle School students led their family members through the school’s first learning showcase May 23. “This is our first learners showcase, we worked with the junior high last year. They were a little bit more prepped to do it and we weren’t as ready last year, and […]

Congrats to Renaissance grads

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The atmosphere as Renaissance High School seniors collected their diplomas can be best described by the last line of student speaker Mason McIntyre’s speech: “We did it!” “These graduates have worked hard, they have overcome adversity that most of us have never had to endure,” Renaissance Program Director […]

Clarkston graduates 603

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A warm, sunny evening pervaded the commencement ceremony of Clarkston High School’s Class of 2017. “Commencement is more than simply an annual event, particularly in Clarkston. It’s a moment shared between faculty, families and students,” Principal Gary Kaul said. “It’s a time when the school and the community […]