Grant for service projects

Grant for service projects

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary School students and staff gathered for a routine morning assembly, Jan. 13. Turns out that the school was presented a $1,200 grant for its Academic Service Learning projects. Jim Tedder, former Clarkston Community Schools teacher and Andersonville Elementary student, was there to present the grant from […]

Lessons on MLK Day

Lessons on MLK Day

Students had the day off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 20, but Clarkston teachers and staff stayed busy exploring culturally responsive teaching with Oakland Schools’ diversity and equity consultant Dr. Jay Marks, human-informed learning with North Sashabaw Elementary School Principal Jennifer Johnson, and inclusive well-being practices for the classroom with Assistant Superintendent of […]

Junior high student gets robot assistance

Junior high student gets robot assistance

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Jaxon Boisclair missed the first part of eighth grade at Clarkston Junior High due to inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis. But he didn’t miss any class time thanks to his trusty robot. “I’d be able to just sit down on my desk around my bed and just […]

Clarkston earns top scores at BPA regionals

Clarkston earns top scores at BPA regionals

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Several Clarkston High School students earned top-end marks at the Business Professionals of America regional event last month at Baker College in Flint. A total of 16 students finished in the top six of an event. Clarkston brought home 13 first-place awards, six second- and third-place honors, four […]

Praise for school board

Praise for school board

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer January is School Board Appreciation Month, and the Clarkston Board of Education was recognized at its meeting, Jan. 13, with gift bags and positive words from Superintendent Shawn Ryan and Clarkston Education Association President Daryl Biallas. “Having worked with this board for two years, it doesn’t get to […]

Therapy dog coming to Pine Knob Elementary

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary is going to the dogs. Soon, the school will be engaging in a pilot therapy dog program, bringing in a pooch to help and comfort students. Munk Orthodontics is sponsoring the program to help make it a reality. “We are very excited to be a […]

A good sign

A good sign

Independence Township resident Jim Tedder, area manager for local government and community affairs at ITC Michigan, presents a check for $1,200 to Christine Rogers, academic service learning district coordinator, at Andersonville Elementary, Jan. 13, to help fund the school’s American Sign Language initiatives in 2020. At left is Andersonville Principal Kim Fletcher. Photo by Matt […]

World War II lessons for junior high today

World War II lessons for junior high today

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer World War II raged 75 years ago; the challenge for 68 Clarkston Junior High students was how to make the historic event relevant today. “The big takeaway we have with every project is to have a driving question with it,” said history teacher Mike Greve. “This one was, […]

Win for Clarkston Construction tech

Students from the Clarkston Construction Technology program, led by high school construction tech teacher Steve Wyckoff, took first place at the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Construction Technology Holiday Invitational, which was hosted at Springfield Oaks Grand Hall, Dec. 12. Photos provided

Drama club earns ratings, scholarships

Drama club earns ratings, scholarships

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston High School Drama Club Troupe 803 returned from the Michigan Thespian Festival, Dec. 13-14 in Detroit, with top-notch ratings and scholarship offers. Nearly 40 CHS thespians attended productions, participated in workshops, networked with college representatives and competed in individual events. “Our kids made Clarkston proud,” said CHS […]