Moving on up

Moving on up

The outgoing fifth grade class at Independence Elementary celebrated its milestone June 10 with a photo taken high above Independence Oaks from a drone. Photo provided

Learning the tricks of the trade

Learning the tricks of the trade

Just prior to the end of the school year, Clarkston Construction Technology Program students participated in a hands-on Safety Day at Clarkston Junior High School with Barton Malow & Colony and industry vendors Werner, Milwaukee, and DeWalt. Pictured, from left, are CCTP students Russell Lunsford, Tyler Pedley, Lucas Elliott, and Cam Bailey. Photo provided

School’s out!

There were smiles, hugs and goodbyes as Springfield Elementary students left school on Friday, marking the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Clarkston graduates class of nearly 600

Clarkston graduates class of nearly 600

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor There were no masks. There was no social distancing. There were plenty of smiles and sighs of relief, though, as the Clarkston High School Class of 2021 celebrated graduation June 7 as part of their commencement at DTE Energy Music Theatre. A total of 576 students graduated this year. […]

Optimists recognize fifth graders

Each school year, students from each of the seven elementary schools in the Clarkston Community Schools district are selected as Outstanding Student Citizens. This program has been sponsored by the Clarkston Area Optimist Club for more than 20 years. The principal selects the student with the help of the teachers. The Optimists give each winning […]

Meals for children

Clarkston Community Schools is distributing free meals for all children through the summer. Every child, 18 years old and younger, will receive a week’s worth of breakfast, lunch, fruits, and veggies. CCS Food Service Department is distributing the food from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays: June 16, 23, 30; July 14, 21, 28; […]

Exchange student?

Is your family interested in hosting an international exchange student in the upcoming 2021-22 school year? There are hundreds of interested students from around the world excited for the opportunity to live and learn right here in Clarkston. Want to learn more, have questions, or know someone in the community who might be interested? Contact Christina Verkest, international student liaison for Clarkston High School, at caverkest@clarkston.k12.mi.us.

Hats off, Mountaineers!

Hats off, Mountaineers!

The Everest Collegiate Class of 2021 celebrates graduation on May 23 by tossing their caps high into the air during sunshine-filled ceremonies on the school’s athletic field. Photo provided by Everest Collegiate

Renaissance grads

Renaissance grads

Renaissance students Briana Esson, left, and Aaron Blanks, right, show off their diplomas after graduating last Thursday night. Photos provided by CCS

Everest valedictorian

Everest valedictorian

Everest Headmaster Greg Reichert congratulates valedictorian Danielle Brown during the school’s graduation ceremony, May 23, on the school’s athletic field. Pictured in back is Regina Doyle, formation coordinator. Photo provided

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