Bat time

Bat time

Jacob Schmitz checks out an Egyptian Fruit Bat. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Second graders at Independence Elementary learned about the importance of bats and their conservation during a presentation featuring four live bats. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there about bats, and so, the more we can teach people that bats […]

School savings up $1.6M

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools received an Unmodified Opinion on its audited financial statements for 2016-2017. This is the highest opinion an auditor can give, said Mary Beth Rogers, business office director, at the Oct. 23 Board of Education meeting. “It’s an excellent audit, they spoke very highly of our […]

Learning from grandparents

Learning from grandparents

Fourth grader Kristyn Cooper traces the hand of her grandfather, Thomas Dinko. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Generations were connected at Bailey Lake Elementary during Grandparents Day last week. Principal Glenn Gualtieri said they had nearly 2,000 guests come to the school. Students could show off their classrooms, as […]

On the run for PTA projects

On the run for PTA projects

Logan Babbish, Kaitlin Woodward, Carson McIntyre and Evan Schneider are pumped for the Fun Run. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Children collected Popsicle sticks for each lap they completed during the Pine Knob Elementary Fun Run, Oct. 13. “The fun run is a way for us to raise money,” […]

School board tours nature lab

School board tours nature lab

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston Board of Education took a field trip at their Oct. 9 meeting to check out the new biodiversity lab completed by Renaissance High School students. RHS science teacher Suzie Miller and student Jordan Stepp gave the board a tour of the lab on the walkway outside […]

Right-to-work ruling against teachers’ union

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Teachers’ unions are appealing a ruling of the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), saying they violated the state Right to Work Law. “We disagree with the finding,” said David Crim, spokesperson for the Michigan Education Association. “We are appealing the ruling and plan to let the legal process […]

Student painters

Clarkston Elementary volunteers didn’t paint the town red, but they did paint the students orange, pink, blue and purple during the school’s fun run, Oct. 6. The students also ran through obstacles during their fall fundraiser for their school. See more photos in the October 18, 2017 edition.

Inspiration with Red Wings

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary students learned about healthy living, the importance of education, and respect from the Detroit Red Wings event marketing team during an assembly. “We go to 115 schools a year, delivering an assembly where we talk about education, the importance of living healthy by eating right […]

Broncos run through color

Broncos run through color

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Elementary students raised money for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) funded events at their annual fun run held Sep. 29. The school decided to switch it up this year and put on a color run for the kids. Parent volunteers threw blue, purple, green, orange and […]