Sharing ideas

Second in a series examining how decreasing school funding from the state affects Clarkston schools. In last week’s edition, we examined ideas for innovation presented at the Michigan Association of School Boards Conference, featuring Oxford Superintendent Dr. William Skilling Oxford is a fine school district, but when it comes to innovation, no one compares to […]

Round two leaves Orion feeling (gold and) blue

A strong wind blew into the Wolves? stadium but couldn’t drown out the cheers from fans dressed in blue and gold as the gridiron gang won the first round in district playoffs, 17-7. The game came down to the final quarter as Clarkston led Lake Orion by three points. Chris Canada led the defense as […]

No horsing around -they are champs!

The girls from Clarkston Varsity Equestrian team jumped into the air in celebration of finishing their season fourth in the state. ‘The team had a great season,? said Tom Hawkins, head coach. ‘They won the District and Regional Championships this year against some very tough competition.? The regional win took the team to the Division […]

Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Chris Dickey gears up for another week of football for the second week in a row after concluding his JV season. He was one of the handful from the JV team invited by Varsity Head Coach Kurt Richardson to be on the team as they prepare for each playoff game. ‘I feel great and […]

Netters ready for districts

Spikers took all hope from their competition to win the Andover Invitational for the second year in a row. ‘It was a great way to end our regular season,? said Varsity Volleyball Coach Kelly Avenall. ‘We didn’t lose at all on Saturday.? The girls took on Birmingham Groves, Howell and Utica Eisenhower before moving onto […]

Smith crosses over to states

Sophomore Natalie Smith ran up the steep hill at Springfield Oaks before reaching the flat ground. The finish line was only seconds away and after crossing it on Saturday morning ? she finished in fifth and was guaranteed a spot to compete at the state meet. She finished in 19:43. The Girls Cross Country team […]

Eye doctors continue family tradition

Grattan Optometry has offered family eye care since 1902. Two new partners continue the family tradition. Dr. Darren Smarch, O.D., and Dr. Jill Schnurer, O.D., began working at Grattan Optometry in 2008 and found the transition smooth as they became partners this past September. ‘We are happy to continue the legacy,? said Smarch. Grattan Optometry […]

Undefeated on the gridiron

Following the Wolves winning the OAA Red league title from Lake Orion on Friday – they learned they would face their rivals again for the second week in a row. The announcement came Sunday night as MHSAA posted the district playoff pairings. ‘It’s do or die now,? said Senior Quarterback Tyler Scarlett, following Clarkston’s 42-13 […]

Oxford shows the way to school reform

First in a series examing how decreasing school funding from the state affects Clarkston schools… Foreign language fluency in elementary school, no pay-to play and free sports admission for students ? new ideas to reform schools, but not in Clarkston. They’re happening in Oxford schools, only 15 minutes away The state announced $165-per-student cuts earlier […]

State gathers school info

State Representative Eileen Kowall, of White Lake, along with seven Republican lawmakers visited Clarkston, Monday, for an Education Task Force on improving Michigan schools. Parents, teachers, school administrators, and concerned community members from across the county were invited to share thoughts and ideas in an open discussion. ‘It is a format with no predetermined outcomes,? […]