School meeting

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools invites Clarkston residents to attend their community gathering, Aug. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to learn about the Clarkston for Life well-being campaign. The Clarkston for Life campaign is based on research showing a person’s well-being directly relates to better educational outcomes, higher […]

Flying fun at RUSH Drone Camp

Flying fun at RUSH Drone Camp

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston students learned to build and fly mini drones at the Clarkston Drone Camp, Aug. 1-2. Team RUSH hosted the camp for Clarkston High School students with Steve Smitka, teacher at Waterford Kettering and founder of The Rotor Rookies Drone Academy. Students were taught how to assemble their […]

Five-year plan for schools

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer As summer draws to a close, Board of Education President Elizabeth Egan and  Vice President Kelli Horst hope to work out the district’s next five-year plan during the new school year. The previous five-year plan focused on balancing the budget, which has been achieved, Egan said. The board […]

More to student success than test scores, officials say

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Students in Clarkston range from 46%-73% for meeting state benchmarks on standardized tests, such as the M-STEP, but that’s just part of the story, said Elizabeth Egan, Board of Education president. Student success after high school can be found in a number of fields, Egan said, from construction […]

Workers busy with summer school construction

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Almost a year since voters approved a $75.98 million bond for technology and building improvements, workers are tearing up and replacing parking lots and fields at Andersonville Elementary, Springfield Plains, Bailey Lake and Clarkston High School. Andersonville’s updates will use $1,753,000 in bond funds for a new parking […]

Ships of cardboard to set sail

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Plans are made, cardboard collected, and duct tape’s ready to go for the annual summer RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake Beach, July 15. Freshmen Evan Bennett and Garrett Bailey are excited for their first boat race, in which Team RUSH 27 is divided into eight teams vying […]

School budget dips into fund balance

Clarkston Board of Education voted, June 20, to approve the final amended 2016-2017 budget and the 2017-2018 budget. Total revenue in the 2018 projected budget is $85,177,973, with 7,468 fulltime and 970 shared revenue students. Last year’s total revenue was $84,987,175, with 7,568 fulltime and 870 shared-revenue students. Total expenditures for 2018 are budgeted at […]

Ninth graders awarded for academics, service

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders were recognized for their academic achievements and perfect attendance during the ninth grade awards last month. Clarkston Junior High (CJHS) Principal Adam Kern commended the students for being the first class to do some different things around the school, such as completing two musicals, starting […]

Eagles help campers

Eagles help campers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary donated a total of $1,440 to SCAMP at their last school-wide meeting of the 2016-2017 school year last week. Students Madeline Lewis and Aubrey Conner presented the $1,000 check to Aimee Baker, a representative form Clarkston SCAMP. The money was raised through different school-wide fundraisers and […]

Grads earn scholarships through service

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Clarkston Area Optimist Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to four Clarkston High School seniors: Riley Kloostra, Marissa Lockwood, Andrew Ross, and Sarah Snyder. “Our winners are all high academic achievers, Summa Cum Laude graduates,” said Gerry Schmidt, chairman of the Scholarship Committee, at the June 7 Scholarship Awards Breakfast. […]

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