IMPORTANT BUS ROUTE INFORMATION This is a very important announcement from the Clarkston School District only for families who have students on bus Routes 10, 13, or 20. We learned this afternoon that students on Routes 10 and 13 were potentially exposed last week to COVID-19 and are considered close contacts. These students cannot attend school tomorrow and need to quarantine. If your student is not showing symptoms, they can return to school on January 18. Due to the shortage of bus drivers, Route 20 will not have busing services next week, so families will need to make other arrangements for transportation. All other bus routes will continue as regularly scheduled. We understand the inconvenience. Please check back daily for any updates.
School is Canceled for Thursday, January 6 - Due to the inclement weather and unfavorable road conditions, the Clarkston School District is canceling school today, Thursday, January 6, 2022.
While staff and students were away from Grantham over the break, construction workers continued with the installation of new heating units and ductwork in each classroom. The project is set to be done in a couple more months. This work is being funded with federal dollars. We should have warmer classrooms and halls in the winter and a cooler building in the summer.
This break we have been busy with several construction projects in the district. At Parkway we have new carpet, concrete, and some trench and plumbing work at the entrance of the school. Thank you to all who work when students are away.
This morning, at our Grantham campus, the upperclassmen performed Jingle Bells. It was awesome. The students quietly waited for the first note, and we all applauded wildly when the song was over. It was the only song and lasted just a few seconds, but it was fantastic. Get ready Lincoln Middle School for a group of talented musicians headed your way soon!
Clarkston Families, Today we became aware of a TikTok post that has been shared widely throughout schools across the country. The post refers to a threat to school safety “for every school in the USA, even elementary,” on Friday, December 17. Locally, we have not received any threats credible, actionable, or otherwise. However, we wanted you to know that CSD is aware of the message over TikTok and has made appropriate accommodations to deal with it. We have alerted our educators, teachers, staff and others, including the local police department. The Clarkston Police department will have additional patrols ready and are aware of the situation. Thank you.
Younger students at Highland prepare to return to their classes from recess. There is always a little last minute business to conduct. Nothing too serious, but just the typical, "remember to keep your hands to yourself," and "please do not tell someone else to kiss someone else."
The concert tonight for LMS was absolutely fantastic! Many thanks to our supportive parents and the director, Mrs. Cornia. The music and atmosphere was awesome.
Lincoln Middle School is full of talented and dedicated educators. We also have some fantastic students. This morning the students had a few minutes to walk around the halls and contribute to the penny drive. I even ran into the principal, Mike (Father Christmas) Sperry.
This afternoon I marveled at the spatial awareness and mathematic skills of kindergarteners at our Grantham campus. The task was to create a structure that could keep our gingerbread men safe and dry. Excellent work by our educators and students!
I was in the metal shop this morning observing our new plasma cutting machine. Mr. Frazier and a trained student were working on a project. They needed to cut out a pattern of Lake Coeur D’Alene. Thank you community for passing the capital projects levy two years ago!
Welcome to a music class at Highland Elementary. Today Mrs. Ruddell taught music for us! We even had a mini recital from one of our own students. Thank you Highland parents for sending us such talented musicians!
Our high school jazz band is the best. They performed for the chamber meeting on Wednesday, December 8, at the Events Center in Clarkston. I am so proud of our students and their director. Nice job guys!
Parkway students eating breakfast. It’s so much fun to hang out with our students. They do a great job!
Clarkston School District launches a new website, emergency notification system, and school app. We hope you like it! Please give us some feedback with the Clarkston Chat link above.
Congratulations to the marching band for taking 2nd place out of 6 bands in their division this weekend in Yakima. Special congratulations to Macy Hardin for being recognized as the best drum major in our division!
Check out the new football video: https://youtu.be/dajE3CGP3y0
We’re having a great time growing together in the auditorium at Clarkston high school!
Almost time class of 2021!
Tonight at an awards banquet in Richland, the Clarkston School District had the privilege of honoring Brady Woodbury, our Asotin County health administrator with the Community Leadership Award. Joining Brady was his daughter Nani who just completed her junior year at CHS. Brady has been a steady hand in helping the school district navigate Covid and assisted us in following the state's protocols while staying open. With Brady's guidance the Clarkston School District was one of 5% of districts in Washington State that opened the year with students face to face rather than being completely remote. Brady is a dedicated member of our community who, along with his staff deserve recognition and thanks for their leadership during this difficult time. Thank you Brady!