Clarkston School Board picks Ryan

Clarkston School Board picks Ryan

The Clarkston Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Interim Superintendent Shawn Ryan as the next Superintendent of Clarkston Community Schools, pending successful contract negotiations. The school board interviewed three candidates at their meeting on Monday, May 7. Ryan has been with the district for 22 years, beginning as a guest teacher, teacher, assistant principal, principal […]

Editorial: Save time, money hire Ryan

Editorial: Save time, money hire Ryan

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the whole of Clarkston — coming out of the much respected Clarkston Community Schools District. As the investigation by Detroit Law firm Dickinson Wright continues into the particulars of the previous superintendent of Clarkston schools, Shawn Ryan has accepted the duties as Interim Superintendent. Based on Ryan’s […]

Editorial: Vote YES for Clarkston schools bond

Whether or not you have kids attending school, one thing that touches everybody in the Clarkston community is the Clarkston Community Schools district. On Tuesday, August 2, they are asking area voters to pass a $75 million bond extension. The Clarkston News urges voters to support this proposal. Current funding levels for all of the […]

Students shine with Sparkle Awards

Students shine with Sparkle Awards

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (CSEPAC) honored the hard work of all those working with students with special needs at the Sparkle Awards ceremony at Clarkston Community Schools Administration Building, March 30. Over 250 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Clarkston Foundation. Heather […]

Residents split on school bond

Residents split on school bond

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston school district resident Allen Lowe, the school board’s decision to move forward with a $75 million “no millage increase” bond is frustrating. “I’m disappointed to see here that a lot of us were right – for what you were asking for (in 2012), you needed about […]

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education honored young artists with Student Recognition Awards in Performing Arts and Visual Arts, April 15. “I really admire you for all the imagination and all the time you spend on your craft,” said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “The skills you learn will help you academically and in life.” State Rep. […]

School officials go to Washington

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer Three Clarkston school administrators along with school board President Steve Hyer got a look at the new federal education law Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) after taking a trip to Washington D.C., March 14-15. Hyer, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock, Andersonville Elementary Principal Kim Fletcher and North Sashabaw Elementary […]

Making a difference at Maker Girl

Making a difference at Maker Girl

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Hundreds of girls throughout the community experienced the wonder of engineering, math and science at the second annual Maker Girl Mania at Clarkston High School last Saturday. “It’s crazy,” smiled Abigail Nofar, Women in Engineering President at the high school as she watched girls busy in the cafeteria […]