Independence Elementary School hosts its third annual book swap as part of March is Reading Month. Families are asked to send in used books that their child or family no longer want. The books can be dropped off to the wagon in the school lobby through March 15. Each student will get to pick at […]
Springfield Plains Elementary School hosted “From the HeART,” an academic service learning project put on by fourth grade students on Feb. 27. Students had their original artwork framed and on display, with proceeds from color reproduction orders benefiting the Haven Children’s Art Therapy Program.
Expired plate In the early morning of March 3, a deputy pulled over a vehicle at a gas station at Sashabaw and Maybee for an expired license plate. The driver, a 22-year-old Clarkston man, gave the officer an ID card, saying his license was suspended due to an unpaid ticket. The driver was arrested and […]
BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Jamie Skorna’s third grade class at Independence Elementary School is going to the dogs. Or rather, dog. Since the start of the current school year, Harry, a certified therapy dog, has visited Skorna’s class on Thursdays to help the students with reading. Jeni Dougherty, whose daughter, Violet, is […]
BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer With vaping an ongoing trend and now trickling down to schools, a recent ordinance was passed by Independence Township to try and curb vaping among minors. The Township Board voted, Feb. 19, to approve the “Tobacco and Vapor Product” Ordinance – minors cannot attempt to or purchase or […]
BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township residents mourned Ortonville resident Garrett Frezza after the 36-year-old passed away after he was hit by a car while crossing M-15 on foot, Feb. 26. His legacy will live on. Frezza was the owner and facility manager of GOB Gymnastics and Cheer in Ortonville. He was […]
BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The fifth-grade poets came out in full force at Bailey Lake Elementary School for the annual Poetry Slam in Carol Barber’s and Anne Martinez’s classrooms, Feb. 27. In each room, students took turns reciting original poems they created. Some rhymed, some didn’t. Some were long, some were short. […]
School-shooter-response program alarms parent BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Teachers and staff were recently trained in the worst-case scenario, an active shooting in a school. Starting next week, students will be, too. “It’s just a shame that in today’s environment we have to do this,” said School Board President Elizabeth Egan at the […]