Downtown history tour

Downtown history tour

Clarkston Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock chats with Jonah Robbins while strolling down the sidewalk.   Second graders from Clarkston Elementary enjoyed the annual history tour of downtown Clarkston on Friday, June 3. The tour included stops at historical landmarks such as the Clarkston United Methodist Church, The Clarkston News, Clarkston Union, Wilson residence, Roeser […]

RUSH awards

RUSH awards

Clarkston High School’s robotics team, Team RUSH 27, celebrated being the number one team in the state one last time, as they ended the year with an awards ceremony on June 9. The ceremony included various awards for sponsors, mentors, parents, and students. Diana Marsala was named “Most Valuable Student,” Most Valuable Junior Students were […]

Scholarships for grads

Scholarships for grads

From left are scholarship winners Nick Paris, Nate Gipe, Diana Marsala, and Jillian Ritchey. Photo by Phil Custodio Nick Paris, Nate Gipe, Diana Marsala, and Jillian Ritchey have been awarded $1,000 Clarkston Optimist Club Henry Richardson Scholarships. Paris is set to go to the University of Michigan to study computer science. He joined Clarkston High […]

Diplomas for grads

Diplomas for grads

Anna Bunting is congratulated by Michael Schwab, senior selected faculty guest speaker. Clarkston High School Class of 2016 celebrated their graduation, June 6, with Commencement ceremonies at DTE Music Theater.

Thousands learn through service

Thousands learn through service

Ty Duffy explains to Clarkston School Board Trustee Kelli Horst the Academic Service Learning Project, “Ty’d with Love.” First graders at Independence Elementary, where the cancer survivor’s mother teaches,  completed projects including a penny drive for the Cancer Survivor Party. Students, teachers, and parents gathered to celebrate a successful year of Academic Service Learning Projects, […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Grads display many achievements

The end of the school year brings countless opportunities for our community to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our young people. It is also a chance for us collectively to pause and share gratitude for all of those in our community who contribute to these accomplishments. This year’s senior class represents an awe inspiring display […]

Bench work for buddies

Fourth grade students at Independence Elementary School built a Buddy Bench for their Academic Service Learning project. “A Buddy Bench is a place where a student can go if they need someone to play with at recess,” said Dennis Klenow, third and fourth grade teacher. “When other students see someone on the bench, they go […]

Honors for teachers

Honors for teachers

Meredith Copland, Clarkston Teacher of the Year for 2016, is congratulated by her husband Scot Copland and their daughter Mia. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Foundation’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is Meredith Copland, Bailey Lake Elementary teacher. “I’m just so honored,” Copland said at the awards reception, May 25, at Clarkston Community Schools administration […]

Bailey Lake project helps Flint kids

The Bailey Lake Elementary cafeteria was filled with cheers and screams of excitement as students and teachers alike celebrated the results of their Academic Service Learning (ASL) project during an assembly on May 11. The assembly included skits from students highlighting the accomplishments they achieved over the past two weeks, which had garnered the attention […]

School honors

School honors

Clarkston High School and Renaissance High School Top Scholars for 2016, selected based on academic performance, activities, and service, are Michael Baker, Olivia Baylis, Amanda Casetti, Kaitlyn Cavallo, Trevor Chamberlain, Emma Curd, Madison Czopek, Claire Foley, Clarie Galligan, Nathaniel Gipe, Hannah Grindling, Rachel Horton, Derek Joslin, Sadie Knill, Jack Kuczmanski, Diana Marsala, Erin McNeil, Kailan […]