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.
A letter from the Interim Superintendent Shawn Ryan in response to the tragedy in Florida .
We often tell our students that learning is not a straight path, with a set beginning and end. Rather, it's a lifelong spiral, with many opportunities to enrich our understanding and deepen our knowledge. This is how we grow.
As I was meeting with our Parent Advisory Team, one parent said something that made an impact on me. She shared her desire for Clarkston's kids to be "to be seen, to be recognized, and to feel important." We all want that, don't we? When we feel understood and appreciated, we stand a little straighter, hold our heads up a little higher, and view the world through a brighter lens.
A new school finance study was released by the School Finance Research Collaborative, an organization representing educators, foundations and members of the business community. The Collaborative brought together top industry experts to reexamine our approach to how we fund Michigan's schools to fully prepare all students for jobs and success.
Shawn Ryan was hired as interim superintendent of Clarkston Community Schools by the Board of Education, following the resignation of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rod Rock on January 14, 2018.
Andersonville Elementary School third grader Mcallister "Cal" Keippala has always felt a special connection to wolves. Cal, and his family recently had the opportunity to travel to Chipley, Florida to visit the Seacrest Wolf Preserve for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with real wolves!
At the December 11 Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education meeting, the Board unanimously passed a resolution advocating for the reinstatement of Clarkston resident student Thomas Kithier's athletic eligibility
Several Clarkston Community Schools employees were honored at the Board of Education meeting on December 11 for the 2017 Winter Employee Recognition Awards.