building tomorrow's leaders
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.
Our staff members' collective dedication, expertise, and resilience have made Clarkston Community Schools a place where all students learn and grow. I am honored to be the leader of such an extraordinary team!
At Clarkston Community Schools, we are focused on the future. Over the past several months, we have reviewed all of our buildings' current state and updated our Facilities Master Plan. Between now and April 22, please take three minutes to complete this survey.
There has been so much talk about getting back to “normal,” the way things were before March 2020. While I understand the sentiment, I’m not looking back. I’m focusing on the future. While times were simpler then, we all evolved over these past two years, and I don’t want to lose what we have gained.
I am thankful to our taxpayers for trusting us to make the best decisions for our students and staff. As good financial stewards, our duty is to be fiscally responsible and pursue any avenue to save money; this transaction is proof of our efforts. I am genuinely proud of our financial team here in Clarkston and appreciate their hard work.
Safety has always been a major focus in Clarkston Community Schools. As we continue our efforts, I want to give you an update on the recent review of protocols and our staff training.
Join Us on February 24th!
Parents of future 8th through 12th-grade students are invited and encouraged to attend the Secondary Curriculum Night on February 24, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Clarkston High School Performing Arts Center.
The Oakland County Health Division announced it will lift the mandate requiring individuals wear masks in schools and daycares on February 28, 2022. Effective that date, masks will be optional in all CCS buildings. This new policy will let families decide what is best for their children.
As we settle into the second semester, I believe that things are moving in the right direction. This year has been a roller coaster, filled with ups and downs. But we are at the halfway mark and gaining momentum.
As CCS continues to look to the future of educating our community's children, it's important to understand and plan for how our facilities and sites will continue to provide for the future. Please take a few moments to complete the following survey.