Father, daughter team up for musical entertainment

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The father-daughter bond between Mike and Grace Peterson will be on display May 18 as the two will perform a vocal recital at the Clarkston United Methodist Church. The recital starts at 3 p.m. and admission is free. “I feel like it’s going to be a difficult day […]

Marketing Wolfie a success

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Marketing students at Clarkston High School are making the grade. As part of the sales unit each year, the CHS Marketing II class helps to select a one-time purchase item to sell in the school store, sets sales goals and is involved in all aspects of the business […]

Teachers’ snow days

With the changes of half days to full days for Clarkston Community Schools due to the amount of snow days this year, the teachers will also be affected in the amount of days they normally get for professional development and learning. “We have sacrificed a half day of professional learning,” said CCS Marketing Director Mary […]

Emotional night at Sparkle Awards

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The annual Sparkle Awards, held March 26 at Clarkston Junior High School, again proved to be an emotional night as teachers, para educators, student peers, custodians, board members, school administrators, bus drivers, and counselors were recognized and received awards at the Special Education Appreciation Evening Ceremony. Awards were […]

Measles not an issue at Clarkston schools

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer With the recent measles outbreak in southeast Oakland County, there is no panic within Clarkston Community Schools. According to Clarkston Medical Group Medical Director Erica Harding, MD, the solution to avoiding the measles in general is to get vaccinated. Measles is contracted by inhaling virus-infected particles. Infectious droplets […]

Future Problem Solvers win at State Bowl

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Over the March 23 weekend, the Clarkston Community Schools’ Future Problem Solvers team traveled to Michigan State University for the State Bowl competition and came home with nine awards. The team now qualifies for the Future Problem Solving International Conference in June in Massachusetts. They will be researching […]

RUSH awarded for Quality

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer It was another solid meet for Team RUSH 27 as they competed in the FIRST in Michigan District at East Kentwood, March 28-30. The Clarkston High School Robotics team finished the match in the semifinals. Team RUSH 27 finished with a record of 9-7-1. They also finished […]

Japanese exchange students take in Clarkston culture

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer For one week every school year, a handful of students from Japan make the trek from their homeland to spend time in Clarkston as part of a student exchange program. The program has been in existence since 2000 and has been spearheaded by CHS Japanese teacher Faye Valtadoros […]

Teachers learn how to keep kids calm

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer For a team from North Sashabaw Elementary School, last month’s mid-winter break was a chance to keep learning. Principal Jennifer Johnson, Social Emotional Coach Kristina Hoover, Social Worker Kayle Parker, fourth-grade teacher Molly Hothem and kindergarten teacher Maddie Spencer joined hundreds of other educators in Washington D.C. to […]

BPA students advance to national competition

Eight Clarkston High School students competed in the Business Professionals of America 2019 State Leadership Competition, March 15-17 in Grand Rapids. State qualifiers competing in fields from finance to medical to technology included Richard Budny, Nathan Dimmer, Cameron Hempton, Logan Malone, Thomas McCarty, David Moss, Laura Norrito, and Nathan Sesti. Four students qualified for the […]