Praise for school board

Praise for school board

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer January is School Board Appreciation Month, and the Clarkston Board of Education was recognized at its meeting, Jan. 13, with gift bags and positive words from Superintendent Shawn Ryan and Clarkston Education Association President Daryl Biallas. “Having worked with this board for two years, it doesn’t get to […]

Therapy dog coming to Pine Knob Elementary

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary is going to the dogs. Soon, the school will be engaging in a pilot therapy dog program, bringing in a pooch to help and comfort students. Munk Orthodontics is sponsoring the program to help make it a reality. “We are very excited to be a […]

A good sign

A good sign

Independence Township resident Jim Tedder, area manager for local government and community affairs at ITC Michigan, presents a check for $1,200 to Christine Rogers, academic service learning district coordinator, at Andersonville Elementary, Jan. 13, to help fund the school’s American Sign Language initiatives in 2020. At left is Andersonville Principal Kim Fletcher. Photo by Matt […]

World War II lessons for junior high today

World War II lessons for junior high today

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer World War II raged 75 years ago; the challenge for 68 Clarkston Junior High students was how to make the historic event relevant today. “The big takeaway we have with every project is to have a driving question with it,” said history teacher Mike Greve. “This one was, […]

Win for Clarkston Construction tech

Students from the Clarkston Construction Technology program, led by high school construction tech teacher Steve Wyckoff, took first place at the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Construction Technology Holiday Invitational, which was hosted at Springfield Oaks Grand Hall, Dec. 12. Photos provided

Drama club earns ratings, scholarships

Drama club earns ratings, scholarships

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston High School Drama Club Troupe 803 returned from the Michigan Thespian Festival, Dec. 13-14 in Detroit, with top-notch ratings and scholarship offers. Nearly 40 CHS thespians attended productions, participated in workshops, networked with college representatives and competed in individual events. “Our kids made Clarkston proud,” said CHS […]

Food, fun, games

Food, fun, games

Pine Knob Elementary celebrated their holiday parties, Dec. 19, with fishing for candy canes, reindeer ring toss, and other games, food, and activities. Student choirs and drums also performed during the school sing-a-long. As a surprise to the students, the Pine Knob Elementary staff sang their own version of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” tweaked […]

Students impressing at local internship

Students impressing at local internship

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer For five Clarkston High School students, getting a jump on a potential career with a local business has been something one executive says is eye-opening. Seniors Andrew Duca, Miguel Gutierrez, Marcus Hunt, and Nick Ludwig, and junior Grace Rousell are currently involved with Gardner-White as interns through the […]

School bond improvements continuing

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer As part of the $76 million bond that was passed in 2016, more school district improvements will be coming next summer, as well as technology upgrades during this current school year. The physical improvements include a new secure entry at the Early Childhood Center with new cross corridor […]

District looking to stabilize student enrollment

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Even after losing almost 160 students from the 2018-19 school year, Clarkston Community Schools is actually up in student enrollment due to its virtual program gaining just over 500 students. The result is a net gain of 348 students for the current 2019-20 school year, which also has […]

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