Teachers, staff honored

The Board of Education recognized 21 Clarkston Community School staff members with Winter Employee Recognition Awards and certificates of appreciation, Feb. 13. The teachers, aides, paraeducators, secretaries, and support staff from the Early Childhood Center to the high school and administration building included: Jill Haslinger, Kids Connection teacher, Early Childhood Center; Pat Webb, Funshine teacher, […]

Engineering expertise earned in classroom

Engineering expertise  earned in classroom

From left are engineering students, senior Will Ephlin, senior Josh Knotts, and junior Trinity Roodbeen. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston students interested in engineering, the Engineering and Design Technology pathway in career tech offers career skills and software knowledge. Pathway teacher Laura Kalinowski has a variety of […]

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Roary asks Coach Chris for another chance to run and catch the football. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Bailey Lake Elementary students learned about living a healthy lifestyle during their second annual Health and Wellness Day. The day began with a variety of health experts from around the Clarkston community […]

Time for play

Time for play

Madison Scott and Leea Christensen, kindergarteners, play with Littlest Pet Shop toys. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer School desks were filled with toys as students learned play is an important part of learning. “This is an opportunity to recognize that we need to let kids just play,” said Springfield Plains Elementary Principal Matt […]

Computer classes give kids leg up on career

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Computer Information Systems may not sound interesting to the average high school student, but Clarkston Computer Science Teacher Ron Conwell says demand for the program is growing at Clarkston High School, especially with coding classes and clubs in the younger grades. Conwell, who is also the Career Technical […]

Students learn matters of money

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Personal finance, basic life skills and management are just some of the topics students learn by taking classes in the Business, Finance and Marketing pathway in Clarkston High School’s Career Tech program. “Everything to do with money is basically what I teach,” Career Tech teacher Kevin Smith said. […]

Construction tech classes on the way

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools is expanding its Career Technical Education (CTE) program by adding a Construction Technology pathway at Clarkston Junior High School (CJHS). “Dr. Rock saw that as a district we had sort of lost sight of the students in the skilled trades area. We’ve been focusing on […]

Bond projects in summer

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Parking lots at Andersonville, Bailey Lake and Springfield Plains elementaries will be under construction during the summer. Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan and project architects presented construction plans for updated parking lots and secure entrances to the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education, Jan. 9. Board President Steve Hyer […]

Bond work in progress

Bond work in progress

Workers are putting bond money to use, placing a new roof on Clarkston High School. The cost is an estimated $2.5 million for roof replacement districtwide. The money comes out of the $75 million bond voters approved for Clarkston Community Schools, Aug. 2. Photo provided 

Students keep success in mind

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Connecting with kids through mindfulness is a new form of instruction explored in classrooms throughout North Sashabaw Elementary. “It always starts with building a relationship with kids, getting to know who they are, listening to their stories,” Kindergarten teacher Audrey St. Aubin said. St. Aubin incorporates many tools […]