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 […]

Veterans honored

Veterans honored

Alan Scott with students Oli and Sylvia Fonseca. Photo by Jessica Steeley Veteran’s Day was celebrated across the district with different events and assignments. Clarkston Elementary held their annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Nov. 10. Students invited the veterans in their families to come in and introduce themselves, say what branch they served in, as […]

Girls strong together in Girls Stand Strong

Girls strong together in Girls Stand Strong

The participants of Girls Stand Strong. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Middle school girls learned tactics to stand up to bullying and ways to build self-esteem during the 4-week Girls Stand Strong program at Sashabaw Middle School. “The idea for the group is just to give girls a space […]

Learning from living books

Learning from living books

Independence Township Trustee Jose Aliaga talks with students Ricky Rottach, Isabella Foster, Payton McCracken, and Kathleene Mull. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Humans became books last week at Sashabaw Middle School as Allie Dennis’ seventh grade classes listened to the stories and experiences of different guest speakers during their […]