Clarkston icon ‘Ma’ Gibson remembered by many

Clarkston icon ‘Ma’ Gibson remembered by many

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News Clarkston shed tears as a community last week upon hearing the news Barbara Gibson passed away on Oct. 11. Gibson retired from Clarkston Community Schools after a long career as an English teacher, but is probably best known in the community as “Ma” Gibson, the theater director […]

Clarkston schools showing ‘impressive level of grace and grit’ adjusting to being back

It’s now been two weeks since Clarkston Community Schools reopened their doors to district buildings for staff and students. Clarkston Superintendent Shawn Ryan said he has been proud to see everyone involved make the adjustment back to face-to-face learning. “Not only does this mark seven months – nearly to the date – since all students […]

Learning after school

Learning after school

Everest Academy second grader Noah Edgely takes part in the STREAM co-curricular after-school program that kicked off this fall at Everest Collegiate High School and Academy with the St. Isidore of Seville Coding Club. Students participating in the club can pick up where they left off in previous club’s sessions and continue to learn more […]

Collegiate academic achievement

Brittany Burch, of Clarkston, is one of more than 100 students who received diplomas and were recognized as Harding University graduates for the Summer 2020 semester during a virtual ceremony back on August 15, 2020. These graduates were recognized alongside over 800 additional students who completed their degrees in May. Burch received a Bachelor of […]

Athletic events open to more

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The sound of the Clarkston High School Marching Band will once again fill the stadium on Friday nights and the dance team will perform in front of parents as changes have been made to crowds and gathering sizes. Under Executive Order 2020-183, Clarkston Athletics is able to […]

Clarkston Community Schools now hiring

Clarkston Community Schools now hiring

Going back to school in 2020 requires extra cleaning, socially distanced lunch spaces (expanded beyond the cafeteria into gymnasiums), and increased student supervision. As Clarkston Community Schools returns to face-to-face instruction, the district is adding key support staff positions. Referrals are historically a great way to help fill school vacancies. Do you know someone who […]

School tutoring

Does your student need additional help with school? Looking for tutoring, but unable to afford it? Clarkston Area Youth Assistance may be able to help. Skill building scholarships for tutoring are available for families that income-qualify. Scholarships can be used for tutoring sessions with a tutor of your choosing. Contact Clarkston Area Youth Assistance now to see if your student qualifies […]

Student leadership at Everest

Student leadership at Everest

Everest Collegiate student government elections were held the week of Oct. 5, and winners were announced on Monday, Oct. 12. Pictured, from left to right, are Anthony Felix (secretary), Amelia Shripka (10th grade rep), Jake Jackson (11th grade rep), Lucia De Nigris (treasurer), Jose De Nigris (10th grade rep), Celeste James (11th grade rep), Michael McGrath […]

Everest experiences

Everest experiences

The early part of October brought about fun events for students at Everest Collegiate High School and Academy. One of them was October 2 – the feast of the guardian angels. Each year on this day, students in preschool through second grade celebrate God’s special protectors, while fifth grade students prepare special activities for younger […]

Eating up Everest education

Each month, Everest’s junior kindergarten class learns about an author. October’s author of the month is Eric Carle, author of many popular children’s books. The students read the book ”Pancakes! Pancakes!” on Oct. 6. In the story, Carle teaches students all about how to make pancakes from scratch – and that is just what the junior […]

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