Students get the word out

Students get the word out

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Classroom learning was applied to a real business last week when Clarkston High School’s Marketing II class presented advertising models for a local company, Clarkston Food Express (CFE). “We did a very good job, better than what I thought we would,” marketing student Sean Croston said. “This has […]

Students break traditions

BY JESSICA STEEELY Clarkston News Staff Writer Teagan Arndt and  Alexis Johnson, students at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest in Springfield Township, won Breaking Traditions Awards recognizing accomplishments in nontraditional career and technical education programs. “I was really excited to hear that I won that because it’s not an award that everyone wins, it’s not […]

Board considering limited open enrollment

By Jessica Steeley Clarkston News Staff Writer From 20-25 out-of-district Kindergarten students could soon be joining Clarkston schools. The Clarkston Board of Education discussed limited open enrollment at their April 17 meeting, allowing a limited number of students into the district for their K-12 education. “I could get to a limited kindergarten proposal for a […]

Maker Girls build future

Clarkston High School was closed last Saturday, but it didn’t stop hundreds of girls from filling the cafeteria to continue their learning during the weekend. Smiles filled inside and outside the school as girls in Kindergarten through seventh grade experienced activities in engineering, math and science at the third annual Maker Girl Mania, April 22. […]

Book battlers

Book battlers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Wacky costumes and teams with creative names filled Springfield Plains Elementary Battle of the Books competition last week. Springfield Plains, Andersonville and Davisburg elementaries competed in the 7th annual Fourth Grade Battle of the Books, a 10-question competition based on six books from different genres. Students dressed up […]

Bus drivers help hungry

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For some students in Clarkston, schools meals are their main source of nourishment and breaks can cause them to go without. This spring break the Clarkston Transportation Department decided to help four families in this situation through a Michigan Education Department (MEA) Out Reach Grant. Clarkston Bus Driver […]

Honored for school arts

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Artistic skill, a passion for creativity and performance were honored last week at The Clarkston Foundation’s Student Recognition Awards for Performing and Visual Arts. The ceremony was attended by several members of the foundation, as well as Clarkston Board of Education members Steve Hyer, Greg Need, Andrea Catalina, […]

Real-life learning

Real-life learning

Critter Guy Paul McCormack visited first grade classrooms at Pine Knob Elementary last Friday. He brought in a trove of animals for the students to feel, hold and learn about. First, he brought out Woody, an Australian tree frog. Then he brought out Pearle the Cockatiel. The colorful bird walked along students arms and stood […]

Wit and words

  BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Get ready for laughs and fun as the Clarkston High School Drama Club presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” April 27-29. The musical comedy follows six kids battling to be named the Spelling Bee champion, and three adults. It also includes four audience members […]

Clarkston School Board OK’s pre-Labor Day start

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston parent Linda Kisabeth, starting the school year before Labor Day spoils prepaid vacation plans. “I may be one, but I’m sure there’s others out there who are negatively affected,” Kisabeth said at the March 27 Board of Education meeting where the school board voted unanimously to […]