30 fresh faces in classrooms: Not including students

When kids return to their classrooms next week, more than 30 new teachers will help welcome them to the 2016-2017 school year. Great things are expected of them and the rest of Clarkston Community Schools teaching staff, said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “It’s not easy to get a job as a teacher. Each of these […]

Teacher heading to Washington for award

President Barack Obama named 213 mathematics and science teachers recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, including Sashabaw Middle School math teacher Wendy Osterman, a grade 7-12 cohort recipient. “I am extremely grateful to be selected for the Presidential Award of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teaching.  I believe […]

Sea Wolves sunk, Titans swim rises

Sea Wolves sunk, Titans swim rises

Athletic Director Jeff Kosin explains explains how the new pool robot works. Social media boiled over among swim parents last week as news splashed that both Clarkston High School Varsity Girls Swim team and Clarkston Sea Wolves club were without a coach. “It’s an outrage! The district has no idea how to run a USA […]

School bond could get earlier payoff, officials say

The recently approved $76 million Clarkston Community Schools bond could be paid off sooner than 30 years, Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan said. “We didn’t want to cloud anything in terms of the election,” Ryan explained. “We knew very early on that Clarkston Schools took a very conservative approach to looking at financing these bonds over […]

Voters OK school bond

Clarkston school officials have $75.98 million for technology and building improvements after voters approved a bond proposal, Aug. 2. “The board and the administration are extremely excited with the passage of the bond and extremely appreciative of the community supporting this initiative,” said School Board President Steve Hyer. “Over a year ago now, dealing with […]

$5.4 million for junior high in bond

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where and why it is needed. Wrapping up a series, we check out Clarkston Junior High. BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer If the $75 million bond […]

High marks for Clarkston schools in study

According to a 2016 Michigan Education Finance Study, Clarkston Community Schools was 1 of 58 schools in the state ranked “Notably Successful.” “Our district achieves at a high level and we are efficient with our expenditures,” said Clarkston Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. To achieve the Notably Succesful label, Clarkston met the Above Average and High […]

School board split on bond

The $75 million school bond is vitally important for the school district, said Clarkston School Board President Steve Hyer. “We absolutely need to address our safety and security needs, technology infrastructure, and building/site/mechanical improvements,” Hyer said. “We understand we are operating our community schools and it is our duty as a board of education to […]

$75 million school bond: New playground, lockers at SPE

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where and why it is needed. In the third of a series, we check out Springfield Plains Elementary. BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer Springfield Plains Elementary […]

Concerns from citizens

For Henry Woloson of Independence Township, the school district’s campaign to pass its $75 million bond proposal has been inadequate and misleading. “In the recent brochure issued by the school district, there were four references that there would be ‘NO TAX RATE INCREASE.’ Their caps not mine,” Woloson said. “The brochure does not contain the […]

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