Ravenclaw team earns honors

Team Ravenclaw of Clarkston Elementary competed in the State Tournament at Michigan State University, April 14. The Destination Imagination team members, including Jackson Fletcher, fifth grade; fourth graders Andrew Wilson, Anthony Dubeck, Caroline Fletcher, David Dubeck, and Katie Miller; and second grader Lucille Dubeck, have been meeting since October to compete. In February, they traveled […]

Drama club brings ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ to the stage

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer A tragic chapter in world history comes back to life as the Clarkston High School Drama Club presents “The Diary of Anne Frank,” on April 27-28, 7 p.m., at the performing arts center. The Frank family, a Jewish family living in Amsterdam, Holland, goes into hiding with […]

Battle of the Books is on

Well-read students from all over Clarkston Community Schools have teamed up and are ready to rumble, academically speaking, at the first-ever District Battle of the Books, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at Independence Elementary. Two teams from each of Clarkston’s seven elementary schools will compete, including Andersonville Elementary’s The Hazardous Readers and Otherwise Known as […]

Oratorical contest

Clarkston Area Optimist Club’s annual Oratorical Contest is open to students residing in the Clarkston Community Schools boundaries and in middle school through high school, as long as they had not yet turned 18 years old by Oct. 1, 2017. Filled out applications with copy of proof of age must be mailed to the address […]

Sweet memories at the dance

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Annaliese Dunlap made an extra memory at the Clarkston Daddy/Daughter Dance, Saturday night. She got to lead the 7 p.m. dance with her dad David Dunlap to a special tribute song, “Papa Daddy,” written by her grandfather, Jerry Calow, when she was 3 years old. “Please complement all […]

Jolly holiday with Mary

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston High School Drama Club invites you to 1910s England and see the magical tale of Mary Poppins, the Broadway musical, Feb. 15-17. The musicial is based on the books by P.L. Travers, the Walt Disney film, and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. “Mary Poppins is the […]

Thespians conquer the stage for scholarships

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Twenty-seven students from Clarkston High School’s Drama Club joined 1,500 students at the Michigan Thespian Festival this past December. They participated in workshops, classes, theatre events, and auditions for college scholarships. “I really enjoyed the family like atmosphere about it,” said senior Maureen Stewart. “The support the […]

Secrets shared by old St. Nick

Santa Claus visited smiling, happy faces at Andersonville Elementary in Davisburg. With a robust “Ho, ho, ho,” Santa made his way through three classrooms. The first classroom Santa visited was Wendy Roehl’s second grade class. “Let’s talk about ‘believe’ a little bit. What does ‘believe’ mean,” asked Santa, also known as Clarkston Mayor Steven Percival. […]

Superintendent rated 3/4 by school board

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education gave Clarkston Schools Superintendent Rod Rock an “effective” rating in the superintendent evaluation, or a score of 3. It is the second highest score, behind “highly effective,” or a 4. “The board thanks you for inspiring our students, staff and community and setting higher […]

War history from those who served

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Ninth graders in Laura Murray’s history class started their World War II unit by hearing a first-hand account of the war. Don Steiner, a WWII Navy veteran, visited the classes on Nov. 27 and 28 to share his experiences during the war. He served from June 1942 to […]