Scrappers Unite

Colored paper, embellishments and markers were piled throughout Clarkston Junior High’s cafeteria on Saturday. Pine Knob Elementary hosted their annual fundraiser and scrapbook enthusiasts lined the tables with their creative and thoughtful pages. Don’t worry – the day wasn’t all about cutting, designing and journaling – they shared ideas and memories as they worked on […]

District Champs, again

Clarkston proved nothing could hold them from their third consecutive Class A District title last Thursday. The only roadblock standing in their way was during the final set when Rochester Adams led, 18-10. ‘We just lost ourselves,? admitted Senior Jenna Coates. ‘I was thinking ‘we have to go, we have to side out.? When we […]

Lowe shows off his talent

Seventh-grader Thomas Lowe took his seat behind his band members and had his drumsticks out and ready to go. Lowe was playing drums with NT Blues Revue Band, showing off their musical talents at the First Annual Detroit Blues Society Youth Blues Challenge, Oct. 11. ‘It was fun,? Lowe said about his first competition playing […]

Pumpkin-tastic fun

An array of princesses, superheroes, butterflies and witches walked the hallways of Springfield Plains Elementary on Friday. Students showed off their Halloween costumes and went back to their classrooms for holiday fun and delicious food ranging from nutritional snacks to sugary cookies. They took home a Halloween craft they made during the parties.

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 […]