Clarkston graduates 495 students

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — The crowd of 495 Clarkston High School graduates moved the tassel on their caps from the right side to the left side, marking not only the end of the 2024 Commencement at Pine Knob Music Theatre but the end of their journey with Clarkston Community Schools and beginning […]

Ryan Eisele named Clarkston Foundation’s 2024 Teacher of the Year

Ryan Eisele named Clarkston Foundation’s 2024 Teacher of the Year

(From right) Clarkston Community Schools Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Nancy Mahoney, CCS Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan, and 2024 Teacher of the Year Ryan Eisele. Photo by Megan Kelley. By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — On May 23, the Clarkston Foundation held its 30th annual Teacher of the Year awards reception at the Clarkston […]

CCS Board of Education approves bid awards for bond projects, food service

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — During its meeting on May 13, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved three bid awards, two for ongoing bond projects and one for food service equipment. All three proposed bid awards were approved by a 6-0 vote. Vice President Elizabeth Egan was absent from the meeting.The […]

CCS seeks community input on new strategic plan

Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) is currently in the process of developing a new district strategic plan. The process for creating the new plan will continue through the 2024-2025 school year. Through the process, CCS develop develop new mission and vision statements, set goals, decide on the actions necessary to achieve the goals and mobilize the […]

Clarkston Schools approves elementary open enrollment pilot program

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — During its meeting on April 15, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved a resolution authorizing limited open enrollment for the district’s elementary program for the 2024-2025 school year.The resolution which allows for a maximum of 75 spots open to out-of-district students within Oakland County for young […]

Independence Elementary students serve the community ‘kid style’ for SOCKS week

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — Students at Independence Elementary School participated in the 21st annual SOCKS week last month where students from young fives to fifth grade served the community through various service learning projects.The school wide initiative targets specific grade levels with a number of community members to provide students with opportunities […]

Board of Education approves five bid awards at April 15 meeting

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved a number of bid awards at its last meeting on April 15. The five bids presented were all unanimously approved by the board.The first bid award was for site work and foundations for the new Clarkston Junior High School. This […]

Everest Academy students participate in Mountaineer Mission Day

Everest Academy students participate in Mountaineer Mission Day

Everest Collegiate High School students headed out into the community for the school’s annual Mountaineer Mission Day where they helped out at Lourdes Senior Community, The Well of Waterford, D.R.A.W. and Grace Centers of Hope. Photos provided by Mary Roselli. Students at Everest Collegiate High School and Academy recently participated in the school’s annual Mountaineer […]

Clarkston’s Michael Peterson celebrates upcoming retirement with final choir concert

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — The community is invited to Michael Peterson’s final choir concert and retirement celebration at Clarkston High School on May 19 at 3 p.m.Peterson retires at the end of this school year after teaching in Clarkston Community Schools for over 20 years.“I am hoping to see a lot of […]

Maker Girl Mania gets students interested in STEM

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comCLARKSTON —From making tie-dye T-shirts to driving a robot, nearly 300 girls experienced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is everywhere at the annual Maker Girl Mania at Clarkston High School, April 13.There were a total of 27 stations with 23 different projects to do which included the favorite – The […]

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