Ships of cardboard to set sail

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Plans are made, cardboard collected, and duct tape’s ready to go for the annual summer RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake Beach, July 15. Freshmen Evan Bennett and Garrett Bailey are excited for their first boat race, in which Team RUSH 27 is divided into eight teams vying […]

School budget dips into fund balance

Clarkston Board of Education voted, June 20, to approve the final amended 2016-2017 budget and the 2017-2018 budget. Total revenue in the 2018 projected budget is $85,177,973, with 7,468 fulltime and 970 shared revenue students. Last year’s total revenue was $84,987,175, with 7,568 fulltime and 870 shared-revenue students. Total expenditures for 2018 are budgeted at […]

Ninth graders awarded for academics, service

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders were recognized for their academic achievements and perfect attendance during the ninth grade awards last month. Clarkston Junior High (CJHS) Principal Adam Kern commended the students for being the first class to do some different things around the school, such as completing two musicals, starting […]

Eagles help campers

Eagles help campers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary donated a total of $1,440 to SCAMP at their last school-wide meeting of the 2016-2017 school year last week. Students Madeline Lewis and Aubrey Conner presented the $1,000 check to Aimee Baker, a representative form Clarkston SCAMP. The money was raised through different school-wide fundraisers and […]

Grads earn scholarships through service

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Clarkston Area Optimist Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to four Clarkston High School seniors: Riley Kloostra, Marissa Lockwood, Andrew Ross, and Sarah Snyder. “Our winners are all high academic achievers, Summa Cum Laude graduates,” said Gerry Schmidt, chairman of the Scholarship Committee, at the June 7 Scholarship Awards Breakfast. […]

Field fun

Field fun

Students at Springfield Plains Elementary enjoyed a day in the sun during their field day on June 7. From water balloon tosses to sack races to tug of war, the kids experienced a few hours of pure play outside the school walls. They raced through an inflatable course, passed a hula hoop while linked at […]

History shared through class project

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders connected generations through an academic service learning project in Laura Murray’s history class. “I decided to do it because when I was in high school, I was given the assignment to interview someone about the Great Depression. I interviewed my grandfather,” Murray said. “It was […]

Board honors scholars

Board honors scholars

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education recognized Clarkston High School’s Senior Scholars from the graduating class of 2017 for their accomplishments. “This is really the highlight of tonight’s meeting and really a highlight of our entire year as the Board of Education, is to recognize the young folks. Our senior […]

Middle schoolers step up to help others

Middle schoolers step up to help others

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Sixth grade science classes at Sashabaw Middle School (SMS) stepped up to fight hunger this year with their Academic Service Learning Stepping Stone project. “Students designed their own stepping stone using Earth materials. They created a brochure to accompany their stepping stone,” said sixth grade science teacher Kristen […]

Half dozen Clarkston teachers earn tenure

Half dozen Clarkston teachers earn tenure

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education approved six teachers for tenure at its June 5 meeting: Nichole Cruce, Andersonville Elementary, Special Education; Jennifer Breen, Andersonville Elementary, fifth grade; Gail Bacon, Clarkston Elementary, second grade; Anthony Taormina, Pine Knob Elementary, Physical Education; Jennifer Castiglione, Clarkston Junior High School, English Language Arts; […]