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 […]

Leadership with Lions

Leadership with Lions

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Springfield Plains Elementary (SPE) students learned about leadership and leading a healthy lifestyle during an assembly with the Detroit Lions Football Education Division last week. “The Detroit Lions use their professional athletes as leaders and hope for our kids to model themselves after that leadership,” SPE Fifth Grade […]

Scores average in M-STEP

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer M-STEP and PSAT/SAT scores are back from tests last spring – Clarkston’s in the top third of all school districts in Oakland County, with Oakland the highest performing county in Michigan. Many scores are up compared to last year, but most remain in the 40-50 percent proficient ranges. […]

Grant for school milk coolers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools Meals Program was recently awarded a $9,300 grant from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) to purchase milk coolers. Springfield Plains Elementary Physical Education Teacher Tresa Reneaud wrote and submitted the grant to UDIM. “I saw that one for the food service and then […]

Cyber safety seminar

A free Parent Education Seminar on Cyber Safety is Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Clarkston Community Schools Board Room, 6389 Clarkston Road. Sponsored by Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA) and Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI), the seminar will include safety tips; how to access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; and information on […]

Sale for singers

Sale for singers

Clarkston High School’s Madrigals are raising funds for a trip to New York City. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Choir Boosters hosts their first mattress fundraiser this year on Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to help raise money for the choir’s trip to New York […]

Heroes step in with hurricane help

Heroes step in with hurricane help

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Texans and Floridians flooded by recent hurricanes need as many heroes as they can get. Clarkston students are stepping up to help. “We’re wearing superhero shirts, like Ms. (Liz) Walker is, today, because if we bring in a dollar it will be donated to the pet foundation and […]

Clarkston collaboration in ArtPrize

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer If you check out ArtPrize in Grand Rapids this fall, you’ll see the work of 16 student artists from Clarkston. “This is the first year student ArtPrize is available, it’s always been 18 and over and this year they opened it to K-12 schools,” Clarkston Community Schools Fine […]