CHS drama club presents Peter and the Starcatcher

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — Clarkston High School Drama Club is taking a journey into Peter Pan’s past in their spring production “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the CHS Performing Arts Center, April 26 and 27.“It’s how he came to be who he is and Captain Hook, too,” shared senior Francesca Catalla, about […]

CJH student accused of domestic terrorism for school threat

Clarkson Junior High School went into secure mode last Thursday after a threatening note was found in one of the school’s bathrooms. The threat was ultimately deemed non-credible and student’s resumed their day as normal. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price. INDEPENDENCE TWP. — A student at Clarkston Junior High School was named last week in […]

Team RUSH finishes first in state championship

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.com UNIVERSITY CENTER — Team RUSH 27 won the FIRST in Michigan State Championship for the fourth time in its 20-plus year history on Saturday.“This has been such an amazing week,” said Coach Kyle Hughes.The robotics team, which includes students from Clarkston Junior High and Clarkston High schools, started the tournament on […]

Clarkston Foundation awards $9,500 in classroom grants

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — The Clarkston Foundation is continuing its work to support classrooms in Clarkston Community Schools by providing grant money to teachers to implement new and innovative programs that are unable to be funded by the school’s operating budget. The Clarkston Foundation is a non-profit organization that works closely with Clarkston […]

Team RUSH finishes first at district competition

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comROCHESTER, NEW YORK — Clarkston High School Team RUSH 27 Robotics has achieved a lot over the 27-plus years of the program. They had a new achievement as they went undefeated and won the Finger Lakes FRC Regional at the Rochester Institute of Technology, March 13-16.“We are really proud,” said senior […]

Clarkston schools celebrate unity with sister school

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — After a week, Clarkston High School students and their teacher, Faye Valtadoros, said goodbye to their visitors from their sister school, Chiba Higashi in Japan.Before they left, Clarkston and Chiba Higashi had a 20th anniversary celebration on March 19 which included learning and experiencing some of the Japanese […]

CCS re-ups on open enrollment programs

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE — The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 in favor of continuing the district’s open enrollment program at a number of levels at its last regularly scheduled meeting on March 11. Treasurer Stefanie Crane was absent from the meeting.The motion included no changes to the number of students […]

Board of Education approves bid awards for bond projects

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE — At its meeting on March 11, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved several bids for ongoing bond projects throughout the district.First up was a bid award for audio visual equipment in elementary school gymnasiums.The project includes the installation of a projector, sound and bluetooth access.The board voted […]

CCS bond update includes new junior high design

INDEPENDENCE TWP. — Projects made possible by voter approval of the Clarkston Community Schools bond proposal in Nov. 2022 are moving along, with the latest update surrounding the soon-to-be-new Clarkston Junior High School.Nearly 16 months ago, residents approved a school bond proposal that would provide up to $197,500,000 for district-wide improvements, with no tax rate […]