Ordinance looks to curb vaping

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer With vaping an ongoing trend and now trickling down to schools, a recent ordinance was passed by Independence Township to try and curb vaping among minors. The Township Board voted, Feb. 19, to approve the “Tobacco and Vapor Product” Ordinance – minors cannot attempt to or purchase or […]

Poetry Slam showcases fifth graders’ voices

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The fifth-grade poets came out in full force at Bailey Lake Elementary School for the annual Poetry Slam in Carol Barber’s and Anne Martinez’s classrooms, Feb. 27. In each room, students took turns reciting original poems they created. Some rhymed, some didn’t. Some were long, some were short. […]

ALICE safety training for students

School-shooter-response program alarms parent BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Teachers and staff were recently trained in the worst-case scenario, an active shooting in a school. Starting next week, students will be, too. “It’s just a shame that in today’s environment we have to do this,” said School Board President Elizabeth Egan at the […]

Speaker brings message of hope to Clarkston students

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Julia Garcia visited Clarkston to bring a message of empowerment to boys and girls. The nationally-renowned speaker’s message, Feb. 21 at Clarkston Junior High School and Feb. 22 at Clarkston High School, was directed at students’ social, emotional and physical well-being, with a focus on “human behaviors online […]

Souper Sundays for community

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The phrase “no such thing as a free lunch” doesn’t apply to North Sashabaw Elementary School, at least during Souper Sundays. Starting this past January, North Sashabaw second grade teacher Kristi Heilig began the Souper Sundays initiative where local families are offered a free soup meal and a […]

The beat goes on for high school drama club

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer You can’t stop the beat and you can’t stop 1960s teenager Tracy Turnblad from accomplishing her dreams in Clarkston High School’s Drama Club musical production of “Hairspray” this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tracy, played by junior Maryn McConnell, auditions for her favorite show and is chosen […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce members join Cedar Crest Academy founder Bette D. Moen, Director Tracy Moen, teachers, and staff for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, celebrating 35 years in Clarkston, Jan. 29. The independent day school, which was founded in 1984, educates early childhood through grade eight, with an emphasis on cognitive learning, and strong […]

Top spellers

Top spellers

From left are Independence Elementary spellers Casey Brierly, Charlie Formaro, Stella Dougherty, Kyler O’melia, Bradley Lehman II (Brady), Ethan Heist, Brooke Salinis, Lilly Morris, Kailyn Ehlen, Sydney Fisher, and Nate Chadwick. Photo provided First place winner Brady Lehman; Kyler O’melia, second place; and Stella Dougherty, third place, will advance to the Oakland Schools Scripps Regional […]

Business students earn awards

Clarkston DECA brought home 11 medals at the district conference, Jan. 12 at Lake Orion High School. “Great job Clarkston High School DECA marketing students! We are proud of all of our students that competed this past weekend at the district conference where they showcased their marketing and business skills,” said Christy Moore, teacher advisor. […]

Relaxing into final exams

Relaxing into final exams

The Zen Zone welcomed therapy dogs to help students through their exams. Photo provided Parents transformed a room at Clarkston High School into a “Zen Zone” to help students cope with final exams. “We hope to give students a cool space to relax and de-stress during exam week, but more importantly, we’re sending a message […]

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