Schools bring assistance to Clarkston families

Schools bring assistance to Clarkston families

Second in a series about families in need in Clarkston and how groups and individuals come to their aid BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston is an affluent town, but when it comes to economics, Clarkston Community Schools reflects the district’s financial spectrum. “Many people aren’t aware of the economic diversity we have […]

20 years of Japanese exchange celebrated

20 years of Japanese exchange celebrated

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Next month, students and staff from Japan will once again be in Clarkston as part of the sister school exchange program. It will also be a celebration as the program is now in its 20th year. Faye Valtadoros, the Japanese teacher at Clarkston High School, Clarkston Junior High, […]

Performing arts workshop coming to Clarkston

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Interested in dancing, singing, or acting? Then three days next month may be just for you. The Young Americans will be hosting a three-day performing arts workshop at Clarkston High School, March 22-24. “In those three days, we teach a one-hour show,” said Young Americans member Trent Degroot. […]

Teacher lives, works in Clarkston

Teacher lives, works in Clarkston

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It all started with a suggestion from a second grader. And now, Becky Koslowski is the new Spanish teacher at Pine Knob Elementary. Her first day was Jan. 17. “My son Jacob came home with his Spanish folder one day and I said, ‘Why do you have your […]

Millage renewal

Clarkston Community Schools seek renewal of their 8 mill Headlee restoration millage in the March 10 election. If approved, it will allow the district to continue to levy 18 mills of non-homestead millage on all commercial, business, rental properties, vacant land, and second-home properties. The millage renewal does not affect property taxes for primary home […]

Help for community

Help for community

First in a series about families in need in Clarkston and how groups and individuals come to their aid BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Yes, people in Clarkston need help. According to the U.S. Census’ 2013-2017 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimate, the percentage of individuals below the poverty level as determined by the […]

Sing for good

Students from Clarkston Junior and Senior High schools used their talents for good causes. Over 20 acts danced, sang, and played instruments during C-Factor, Jan. 30, to raise money for the Mikayla Ferer Scholarship Fund, Jen Phyle Scholarship Fund, Chad Tough Foundation, Gleaners Food Bank, Skate for a Change, Carehouse of Oakland County, and Humble […]

Gamblers risk all for love in high school musical

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer All bets are off when it comes to love, as characters in 1950s New York find out when Clarkston High School Drama Club presents the musical comedy “Guys and Dolls,” Feb. 13-16. The show centers around two gamblers, Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, and the two women […]

Grant for service projects

Grant for service projects

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary School students and staff gathered for a routine morning assembly, Jan. 13. Turns out that the school was presented a $1,200 grant for its Academic Service Learning projects. Jim Tedder, former Clarkston Community Schools teacher and Andersonville Elementary student, was there to present the grant from […]

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