Superintendent seeking a culture of respect at CCS

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Now in the third week of school, Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan sent out a communication last Friday stating he is “proud to say the 2021-22 school year is off to a great start.” He added the district faculty give 110 percent every day and the vast […]

Time for recess

Time for recess

Last week, Everest unveiled new playground equipment specifically rated for the youngest Mountaineers, made possible by generous donors. Father Thomas Koys prayed a special blessing for the equipment and all those who will use it. Photo provided by Mary Williams

Back to school

Back to school

Melissa Fitterer drops off her daughters, Katy, first grade, and Emily, second grade, this past Monday to kick off the 2021-22 school year at Andersonville Elementary. Photo by Matt Mackinder

Returning to school ‘does not come without challenges’

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor With the 2021-22 school year beginning next Monday, August 30, Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan sent out an email to the community last week to provide an update on the upcoming school year. “We know our return to school does not come without challenges,” said Ryan. “While […]

Senior student scholars

Senior student scholars

The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club presented four Clarkston High School students from the Class of 2021 with their $1,000 scholarship grants at the August meeting. Pictured, from left, are Owen Meyer, Lillian Schuster, and Madison McGraw. Nathan Dimmer was not present as he was working on a mentorship. Photo provided by Joette Kunse

Week-long camp provides hope, optimism

Week-long camp provides hope, optimism

Many Everest students signed up for the ECYD camp after participating in this spring’s B16 Tournament where the spirit and enthusiasm of ECYD is lived. ECYD is an acronym – “Encounters, Convictions, Your Decisions.” This summer’s five-day camp had the theme “Hope Lights the Way.” Mountaineers joined other girls from the area at Subiaco Retreat […]

Recognizing college milestones

Kelsey Letchworth, of Clarkston, has been named to the Kalamazoo College Spring 2021 Dean’s List. Dean’s List recognition is earned with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. *** Kaitlyn Joyner, of Clarkston, has been named to Emerson College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. Joyner is majoring in Writing, Lit and Publishing and […]

Everest student posts perfect 36 on ACT

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Nate Beggs said he always strives to do his best academically. Still, when the soon-to-be Everest Collegiate senior scored a perfect 36 on the ACT this past school year, he said he didn’t expect to get that score, especially on the first try. “Academics and learning in general have […]

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