CCS re-ups on open enrollment programs

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE — The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 in favor of continuing the district’s open enrollment program at a number of levels at its last regularly scheduled meeting on March 11. Treasurer Stefanie Crane was absent from the meeting.The motion included no changes to the number of students […]

Board of Education approves bid awards for bond projects

By Megan KelleyClarkston News Editormkelley@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE — At its meeting on March 11, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved several bids for ongoing bond projects throughout the district.First up was a bid award for audio visual equipment in elementary school gymnasiums.The project includes the installation of a projector, sound and bluetooth access.The board voted […]

CCS bond update includes new junior high design

INDEPENDENCE TWP. — Projects made possible by voter approval of the Clarkston Community Schools bond proposal in Nov. 2022 are moving along, with the latest update surrounding the soon-to-be-new Clarkston Junior High School.Nearly 16 months ago, residents approved a school bond proposal that would provide up to $197,500,000 for district-wide improvements, with no tax rate […]

SCAMP preparing for spring, summer

CLARKSTON — With the calendar flipping soon to March with the hope that the worst of the Michigan winter weather is in the past, Clarkston SCAMP is getting set to get back out into the local community with a handful of events and projects.SCAMP is a five-week summer program developed and designed for children and […]

Singing their way to Italy

By Wendi Reardon PriceClarkston News Staff WriterINDEPENDENCE TWP. — The Clarkston High School Choir is heading to Italy this summer to perform at the Vatican as well as in Venice, Florence and Rome.Choral Director Michael Peterson shared he wanted to do a big trip with the students because he is retiring this year.“We decided on […]

Memorial scholarship

The Clarkston Arts Erin Modrzynski Memorial Scholarship is now open for applications.Eligible candidates are Clarkston Community Schools students in grades 6-12 looking to pursue further education in any area of the arts.Three scholarships will be awarded – one $1,000 award to offset college tuition for seniors entering an art-based collegiate program, and two $500 scholarships […]

Jazzin’ it up

Jazzin’ it up

Band instructor Justin Harris took the Clarkston High School Jazz Band and a smaller Jazz Combo group of CHS students to the 51st Annual Jazz Festival at the Central Michigan University School of Music Feb. 8-9. The CHS students were able to perform as well as listen to several other jazz bands from around the […]

College achievements

Eva Bousho is a senior at Clarkston High School and is in the ACE (Accelerated College Experience) program through Oakland Community College. She has made the Dean’s List three semesters in a row, most recently with the Fall 2023 semester.Last year, as a junior in high school, she was one of only three high students […]

Four more months

Four more months

Everest Academy lower elementary students, including the first graders pictured, celebrated 100 days of school on Feb. 5. Photo: Provided by Mary Roselli/Everest Collegiate