Government experience for youth

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Writing bills, debating issues, voting on laws – Clarkston’s Youth in Government Club experienced them all at the YMCA Michigan Youth in Government Conference in Lansing last month. “It was great. We went up to Lansing and we wrote bills,” Senior Alexander Gavulic said.  “We would get together […]

Sparkle awards

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Emotions ran high last week at Clarkston’s Second Annual Sparkle Awards, an event honoring those who go “above and beyond” for students with different abilities requiring an Individualized Education Plan. All 130 nominees received an award and an individual or group from each category received an additional Special […]

Lego Creators

Clarkston Elementary students from all grades got together after school last Thursday for a Lego Competition. Students enjoyed sweet snacks as they built job-themed Lego constructions within a 35 minute time limit. When time was up, the students’ work was judged and one student per grade got a prize for their Lego creations. Photos by […]

Simulator puts students in driver’s seat

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Tara Wasik, of Szott Automotive Group, distracted driving is personal. “My son’s best friend was killed by a driver six months ago – it’s so deadly,” said Wasik. “We’re just trying to get the word out there, try and get these kids to stop texting and driving.” […]

Destination Imagination teams head to finals

Clarkston’s Destination Imagination teams will compete in the State Finals at Central Michigan University on April 8. They achieved record-breaking results March 11 during the Regional Tournament at Waterford Mott High School. All six of Clarkston’s 3-12 grade teams qualified for the DI State Finals Tournament, a first for the program. CCS was also proud […]

RUSH gearing up for next meet

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Students and fans celebrated as Team RUSH 27 finished the FIRST in Michigan District event at Waterford Mott High School, March 16-18. The robotics team from Clarkston High School joined with Blue Alliance members TORQ 2137 from Oxford High School and RoboSapiens 4779 from Cardinal Mooney Catholic […]

New funds for schools

Clarkston School Board created two new accounts, March 13. Clarkston High School requested a National Technical Honor Society internal account to celebrate and recognize student achievement in Career and Technical Education courses who maintain a 3.0 GPA and volunteer through community service. Money deposited in this account will be from student fundraisers. The high school […]

School bond work

The Clarkston Board of Education accepted two bid packages during their March 13 meeting for school bond projects. The first package included construction work at Andersonville Elementary, Bailey Lake Elementary and Springfield Plains Elementary, at a total cost of $4,040,254.76. The work includes updated secure entrances, building remodels, and parking lots at Andersonville and Bailey […]

Schools to start before Labor Day?

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Planning to be on vacation until Labor Day? You might want to reschedule. Clarkston Community Schools requested and received a waiver from the state to start the next school year a week before the Sept. 4 holiday, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock said. “With the law stating that schools […]

Kid count down 145

The first student count day of the year came up with 7,610, 145 fewer than last year. The 2016-2017 budget accounted for a loss of 100 students. Clarkston receives $7,511 per student, so 45 students equals $337,995. However, including Young Fives and post-high programs brings Clarkston Community Schools to a total of 8,441 students, said […]