They're all here for different reasons. Some made a concerted choice to follow a different path. Some had dreams of what life could be, and traditional school got in the way. Still others needed a second chance, or an opportunity to move at their own pace. For most Renaissance High School students, a combination of these things is true. Our students are driving an educational revolution. They learn at the time, place, path, and pace that enable them to be successful. They've discovered their potential and built their dreams. Now they've also found the way to get there. There is an alternative.
The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved a three-year contract for Mr. Shawn P. Ryan at its regular business meeting Monday, May 14, officially completing the hiring of Mr. Ryan as the district's next superintendent.
Advocacy for our kids and our schools comes in many forms. A phone call can go a long way. A conversation can lead to understanding, and understanding can lead to change. You may wake up in the morning thinking you're incapable of stopping traffic (literally or figuratively), but by the sheer power of desire, determination, and communication ... you do.
On May 19, Clarkston Community Schools is hosting TEDxClarkstonEd, featuring student and education speakers who will deliver 10-15 minute talks to the topic of Designing the Future of Education. Join us at the Clarkston Junior High School PAC on Saturday, May 19 at 10:30am.
Hugs and high-fives started a few seconds before the countdown reached zero, making it official – Team RUSH 27 is the 2018 World Champion.
There's a perception that real learning slows down sometime in April and trickles away by the last day of school. That's not what I am seeing in classrooms around the district. (If anything, spring in Clarkston brings one event after another that puts authentic teaching and learning on display.)
Jagger Woody is one of those people you meet, and instantly know you won't forget.The first thing I noticed about Woody was his confidence. Strolling the grounds with a hammer swinging from the toolbelt at his side, he spoke directly and knowledgeably about the projects that clearly brought him great pride. He has also found a connection and a purpose in coming to school.
At the 2018 Destination Imagination (DI) State Tournament at Michigan State University on April 14, three teams from Clarkston Community Schools qualified to compete at DI Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on May 23-27.
On April 7, the Clarkston High School Marching Band Winter Guard brought home first place honors at the Michigan Color Guard Circuit (MCGC) State Championships at Saginaw Valley State University.
Clarkston High School's Team RUSH 27 heads to the Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship at Saginaw Valley State University, April 11-14. They are seeded #1 after winning the district meet in Livonia, March 29-31.