Middle school recycling project helping community

Middle school recycling project helping community

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Need to dispose of old electronics? A recycling event is coming to Sashabaw Middle School next month. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, the event will run in the front parking lot. Donations will benefit Academic Service Learning projects at SMS. “This project was started […]

Clarkston graduate remembered fondly

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Alaina Grace Hopkinson, a 2019 Clarkston High School graduate who died Sept. 28 at the age of 17, is being remembered as a positive person in every way. She survived 17 years with cystic fibrosis, graduating with honors this past spring and visiting both Germany and Switzerland in […]

Community support after family tragedy

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer School, church, and community gathered to offer comfort and support as the tragic news of a classmate’s suicide spread last week. Clarkston High School Principal Gary Kaul and a support team of counselors stayed in close contact with the Oakland County Crisis Response Team and put a plan […]

Army surprise for Clarkston bros

Army surprise for Clarkston bros

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It was a whirlwind 24 hours for Gage Stamper. The 2018 Clarkston High School graduate and paratrooper private in the United States Army returned home for the first time in nearly a year on Sept. 26 and surprised his brothers at Clarkston Junior High. “It took a lot, […]

Trio up for National Merit scholarships

Trio up for National Merit scholarships

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Three Clarkston High School seniors and academic standouts were recently named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Madison Dryden, Timothy O’Daniel and Nathan Sesti are three of about 16,000 semifinalists who now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million that […]

Schools take precautions against diseased mosquitos

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The Oakland County Health Department issued a health advisory last week warning of equine encephalitis, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitos. Clarkston Community Schools applied mosquito repellent around athletic fields at Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High, and Clarkston High School on Sept. 18-19, when there were […]

Flexible scheduling at Renaissance High

Flexible scheduling at Renaissance High

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Renaissance High School is introducing “Flexible Fridays” for the 2019-20 school year. Alternative schools in the state can apply for a waiver allowing for a reduction in hours or days students are in class. The new schedule was approved by the Clarkston Board of Education at the Sept. […]

Clarkston students score above average in state testing

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer For the fourth consecutive year, Clarkston students exceeded Oakland County and Michigan proficiency averages in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Clarkston’s scores on the M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) was in the top half of all school districts in Oakland County, the highest performing county in […]

Asbestos at junior high

Asbestos at junior high

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Asbestos recently discovered at Clarkston Junior High poses no risk to students, said Principal Adam Kern. “During a recent teacher-supervised project in one of our Construction Tech classrooms, asbestos-containing subfloor materials were discovered,” Kern wrote in an email to CJH families. “The subfloor had been covered by layers […]

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