The beat goes on for high school drama club

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer You can’t stop the beat and you can’t stop 1960s teenager Tracy Turnblad from accomplishing her dreams in Clarkston High School’s Drama Club musical production of “Hairspray” this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tracy, played by junior Maryn McConnell, auditions for her favorite show and is chosen […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce members join Cedar Crest Academy founder Bette D. Moen, Director Tracy Moen, teachers, and staff for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, celebrating 35 years in Clarkston, Jan. 29. The independent day school, which was founded in 1984, educates early childhood through grade eight, with an emphasis on cognitive learning, and strong […]

Top spellers

Top spellers

From left are Independence Elementary spellers Casey Brierly, Charlie Formaro, Stella Dougherty, Kyler O’melia, Bradley Lehman II (Brady), Ethan Heist, Brooke Salinis, Lilly Morris, Kailyn Ehlen, Sydney Fisher, and Nate Chadwick. Photo provided First place winner Brady Lehman; Kyler O’melia, second place; and Stella Dougherty, third place, will advance to the Oakland Schools Scripps Regional […]

Business students earn awards

Clarkston DECA brought home 11 medals at the district conference, Jan. 12 at Lake Orion High School. “Great job Clarkston High School DECA marketing students! We are proud of all of our students that competed this past weekend at the district conference where they showcased their marketing and business skills,” said Christy Moore, teacher advisor. […]

Relaxing into final exams

Relaxing into final exams

The Zen Zone welcomed therapy dogs to help students through their exams. Photo provided Parents transformed a room at Clarkston High School into a “Zen Zone” to help students cope with final exams. “We hope to give students a cool space to relax and de-stress during exam week, but more importantly, we’re sending a message […]

Business students advance to state contest

Business students advance to state contest

From left, top row, are Eric Gohl, Thomas McCarty, Sam Skene, Cameron Hempton, Nathan Sesti, Daniel Heller, and James Hogg; second row, David Moss, Dominic Jolley, Laura Norrito, Grace Sielinski, Ben Garvin, Valentina Vargas, and Farhiya Osman; first row, Logan Malone, Jason McInally, Addison Gale, Sydney Havens, Amelia Ames, Meghan Finnerty, and Nathan Dimmer; not […]

Gualtieri earns award for outstanding principal

Principal Glenn Gualtieri of Bailey Lake Elementary School is the winner of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association 2018 Outstanding Practicing Principal Award. “I waited in the wings with Glenn’s family for the announcement. To say he was surprised would be an understatement,” said Superintendent Shawn Ryan in a letter to the community. […]

Champ award for robotics team

Independence Elementary robotics team NASA won the Championship Award at the FIRST Lego League robotics qualifier in Armada, Nov. 17, earning a place at the state competition on Dec. 15. The award recognized the team’s core values, excellence, and innovation in their projects with this year’s theme, “Into Orbit.” This season, they were given three […]

Schools share tips on how to beat anxiety at film screening

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Clarkston for Life and Clarkston Community Schools host a screening of the documentary “Angst” on Thursday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., at Clarkston High School Media Center. The film, which is free and open to the public, includes practical tips to help manage stress and anxiety. “This is an […]

Enrollment down 184 students

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Clarkston Community Schools is down 184 students from last year, according to the October student count. “We anticipated a decline based on our early projections, but the loss is slightly greater than expected,” said Assistant Superintendent John Lucido. “We are not alarmed, but we do want to learn […]

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