New funds for schools

Clarkston School Board created two new accounts, March 13. Clarkston High School requested a National Technical Honor Society internal account to celebrate and recognize student achievement in Career and Technical Education courses who maintain a 3.0 GPA and volunteer through community service. Money deposited in this account will be from student fundraisers. The high school […]

School bond work

The Clarkston Board of Education accepted two bid packages during their March 13 meeting for school bond projects. The first package included construction work at Andersonville Elementary, Bailey Lake Elementary and Springfield Plains Elementary, at a total cost of $4,040,254.76. The work includes updated secure entrances, building remodels, and parking lots at Andersonville and Bailey […]

Schools to start before Labor Day?

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Planning to be on vacation until Labor Day? You might want to reschedule. Clarkston Community Schools requested and received a waiver from the state to start the next school year a week before the Sept. 4 holiday, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock said. “With the law stating that schools […]

Kid count down 145

The first student count day of the year came up with 7,610, 145 fewer than last year. The 2016-2017 budget accounted for a loss of 100 students. Clarkston receives $7,511 per student, so 45 students equals $337,995. However, including Young Fives and post-high programs brings Clarkston Community Schools to a total of 8,441 students, said […]

In too DEEP at high school

In too DEEP at high school

Seniors and DEEP program students, from left, Jacob Ryan, Jacob Klokeid, Sam Carter, and Kalei Hubert-McLennan. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer When Sam Carter graduates high school this June, she won’t just be ready for college. She’ll already have about a dozen college credits under her belt. “It’s super […]

Mad Science

Mad Science

Keegan Eubanks, Mark Kluska, Kylie Dunfield and Anna Katakowski watch to see whether metal or wood melts ice faster. Photo by Jessica Steeley Students at Clarkston Elementary learned about friction and its impact on temperature during Mad Science, an after-school program. Students took turns using friction to heat up objects, such as thermometers and sand […]

Empathy for others

Empathy for others

Ryan Drobot and Mason King focus on their task. Photo by Jessica Steeley Sashabaw Middle School students spent their February Wolf-Time working on a school-wide academic service learning project for Clarkston students in the special education department. “We have teamed up with our special education department, particularly our students with autism. Our students are creating […]

School news

$7.9M fund balance Clarkston schools’ budget will maintain a fund balance of $7.9 million through the 2019 school year, Executive Director of Business Services Mary Beth Rogers reported to the Board of Education, Feb. 13. Budget parameters for the 2017/2018 school year include maintaining fund equity, loss of 100 students, benefit increase of two percent, […]

Teachers, staff honored

The Board of Education recognized 21 Clarkston Community School staff members with Winter Employee Recognition Awards and certificates of appreciation, Feb. 13. The teachers, aides, paraeducators, secretaries, and support staff from the Early Childhood Center to the high school and administration building included: Jill Haslinger, Kids Connection teacher, Early Childhood Center; Pat Webb, Funshine teacher, […]

Engineering expertise earned in classroom

Engineering expertise  earned in classroom

From left are engineering students, senior Will Ephlin, senior Josh Knotts, and junior Trinity Roodbeen. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Clarkston students interested in engineering, the Engineering and Design Technology pathway in career tech offers career skills and software knowledge. Pathway teacher Laura Kalinowski has a variety of […]

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