Clarkston Area Optimists' 2018 Essay Contest asked students "Can society function without respect?" Three Clarkston Community Schools students came out on top: Catherine Laube, 17, earned the first place gold medal, Parker Szachta, 14, earned second place silver medal and Sara Houstina, 17, won the third place bronze medal.
Welcome to Clarkston Junior High School! In Clarkston, eighth and ninth graders create special bonds in a safe and nurturing learning environment that has been carefully crafted just for them. CJHS strikes the perfect balance between middle school and high school, as students come together to understand and improve themselves and gain confidence to make big plays in the future. We are positive contributors ... we are Clarkston!For news and events, please see our school calendar. Questions? Call our office at 248.623.5600.
About 200 Clarkston High School students took part in the National School Walkout last Wednesday, but walking out of class wasn't the point. "This event was held as a way to honor those who were lost, not to protest anything political. We were mourning the lives of our peers," said senior Courtney Blackett, who took part in the memorial to mourn the lives of those lost in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
"Dear Gregg's Gourmet," she wrote. "My family and I always go to Gregg's. I love your pizza and especially your breadsticks. But sometimes I get sick of pizza. I would like to have pasta, but I don't eat a lot of food, and there is a bigger food portion. I am 10 years old, the youngest of five kids, and I just don't eat as much as my brothers and sisters do. I wish there was a smaller portion of food for children, like a Kid's Meal. I just get sick of pizza, so I want to have something new once in a while. I hope you consider my idea. Love, Julia Whitley, a kid who loves Gregg's and who hopefully makes a difference at Gregg's Gourmet and in the world."
The Clarkston FTC Technados robotics team and coach Patrick Zelinski recently traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to compete at the North Super Regional Championship March 15-17 and earned a ticket to the upcoming FIRST FTC World Championship. The Technados are Clarkston's first FIRST FTC team to make it to the North Super Regional Championship level, and now they're also the district's first team ever to qualify for the FIRST FTC World Championship!
With a 52-31 win last night over Flint Carman-Ainsworth, our boys basketball team has advanced to the state semifinals on Friday at MSU's Breslin Center! Many of you have asked if we will have early dismissal on Friday to allow for students to attend the game. As much as I do enjoy announcing an unexpected day off, I am sorry to say it is not feasible for us to cancel or shorten the school day for the game this year.
On March 9 and 10, twelve Clarkston Community Schools Band and Orchestra ensembles (totaling almost 600 students) performed at the MSBOA District Festival. We are pleased to share that all 12 ensembles earned First Division Ratings, many of which earned perfect scores across the board.
As you know, I have been wearing some new hats as interim superintendent, and this week found me honing my journalism skills as a guest columnist in The Clarkston News! (Our friends at the News have kindly offered me a spot to connect with the community in their "super news" issue each month.)
Are you looking for a flexible part-time career opportunity? Learn about employment opportunities now available at Clarkston Community Schools at our district job fair for transportation and nutrition department positions at a job fair on Monday, March 26 from 9am-noon at the Central Administration Office, located at 6389 Clarkston Road in Clarkston, Mich. or contact John Lucido, Executive Director of Human Resources at 248-623-5419.
Today, 7,724 students entered Clarkston classrooms with their own unique stories, backgrounds, talents, trials, and gifts. Though they are all very different people, they share the common human desire to be a part of something. They want to see and be seen. They want to know and be known.They expect this, and they deserve it.