Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!
The mission of Pine Knob Elementary empowers our students to be thinkers and leaders. Our staff, in partnership with families and community, help build independent, creative, cooperative, risk-taking leaders for today and tomorrow. Through open communication between home and school, possibilities for our students are endless. The key ingredients for success include open communication, parent involvement and dedication of staff and willingness of students to grow.
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.
I have also seen extraordinary student teamwork recently in our athletic and academic programs. Both our girls and boys basketball teams have been battling it out in state tournament "March Madness." Our Lady Wolves finished their season as district and regional champions. Meanwhile, our defending state champs boys team takes on Orchard Lake St. Mary's in the regional final tonight at West Bloomfield High School. Seven CHS wrestlers and a diver also made it to states in their respective sports. (See the article for names).
The recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida has been a catalyst for many parents, educators, lawmakers, and citizens to closely examine school safety procedures and protocols. In our district, and in districts across the country, these conversations are bringing about intentional actions for an immediate impact. However, it should be no surprise that perhaps the strongest and most persistent calls to action are coming from our nation's youth. In an admirable show of initiative and solidarity, students across the nation are banding together to make their voices heard.
North Sashabaw Elementary School recently applied for and was awarded a $13,500 Playworks Recess Grant to increase physical activity and social-emotional skills for students. The grant provides training for staff to learn ways to help students experience and benefit from recess, as well physical education tools to help optimize recess time.
Clarkston Community Schools (the largest employer in Clarkston) and Bowman Chevrolet have partnered to provide district employees with cost and time-saving perks.The Bowman Chevrolet Preferred Customer Program makes it easier for all CCS staff and teachers to get an oil change or vehicle repair without missing a beat at work.
Clarkston Community Schools is pleased to announce a new partnership with Clarkston Medical Group (CMG) to provide health services for students on the campuses of North Sashabaw Elementary and Sashabaw Middle School two days per week (Tuesday and Thursday). Services will be provided by Bianca Green, an experienced CMG family nurse practitioner.