American Legion selects 2004 Boys? State attendees

The Campbell-Richmond American Legion Post #63 in Clarkston hosted a breakfast reception for this year’s Boys? State Attendees on March 20. Chris Kato Jr., Jason Kuhn, Michael Via and Tony Chester were the Clarkston High School students honored. ‘My brother went and it trickled down to me,? Kuhn said. ‘He had a good time and […]

Between the Lines

About a month ago I signed up to do some guest reading for a few of the Clarkston elementary schools to help celebrate ‘March is Reading? month. (I was just excited to hang out with little kids more than anything else). However, my March 18 visit to Mrs. D. Smith’s third grade class at Springfield […]

Annual basket raffle raises funds, excitement at PKE Fun Fair

All eyes were fixated on the library for the past two weeks at Pine Knob Elementary, but it wasn’t the books holding students? attention this time. Twenty-three bushel-sized baskets, overflowing with free goodies, had all mouths watering in anticipation of what was inside. The baskets were part of the school’s annual basket raffle, a fund-raiser […]

Memorial for Renee Przybylski becomes a reality as…

After more than a year of fund-raising and generating community support, the Spraypark at Clintonwood met its financial goal, thanks in part from two celebrity donations. Kid Rock and officials from Palace Sports and Entertainment announced in a March 25 press conference that the two forces would donate $60,000 to complete the fund-raising goal needed […]

Independence Elementary students are all about S.O.C.K.S

When Kim Viazanko’s daughter read one of the latest ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul? installments, she told her mom that kids couldn’t do anything big to help others. Viazanko wanted to change that attitude. On March 24, more than 600 students participated in S.O.C.K.S or ‘serving our community kids? style? at Independence Elementary School. For […]

Clarkston schools participate in state security program

Clarkston Community Schools will participate in a state program to update security measures in 10 of the district’s buildings as part of $8.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. On March 30, Governor Jennifer Granholm announced the state program that would provide assistance to make sure that Michigan schools would be ready […]

Today’s school lunch gives PB&J a run for its money

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich got you down at the lunch table? Can’t stand to stomach the crust from another cheese and bologna rollover? Have no fear: Janet Allen and her array of enticing school lunch menus can change that attitude. ‘One of my favorite things is working with the menu,? Allen, food service supervisor […]

CMS sixth graders show school spirit

A beach party dance for Clarkston Middle School sixth graders took place at the school’s gym on April 2 as part of the grade’s ‘Spirit Week?. All CMS sixth graders are divided into one of four teams. The Compassionators Team sponsored this year’s dance and received help from coordinating teacher Jay Weinberg. Each day of […]

Students learn to count their steps for better health, lifestyles

How many steps do you take in a day? Clarkston third and fourth graders are counting to find out for an important lesson issued by Oakland County executive L. Brooks Patterson. ‘The idea is get kids off the couch and walking for a half hour,? Patterson said. Patterson recently spoke to the Clarkston Optimist Club […]

Science Academy to increase selection

The Clarkston Foundation is working hard to provide unique science programs throughout the year with its Science Academy. This year the academy will offer one-day workshops day camps in May. ‘We want them to have career choices in science,? Jason Siko, academy instructor and chemistry teacher at Clarkston High School, said. ‘The focus is to […]

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