Welcome to the 2017-2018 School YEar
The mission of Bailey Lake is to provide a setting and an experience that is fitting for all learners to grow and achieve their personal best.
At Bailey Lake, we maintain a welcoming and vibrant environment for our students and families. We welcome parents to take part in the many opportunities to volunteer in the classroom and school wide events. Our Bailey Lake PTA is a wonderful avenue to assist with the connection of families and our school. We can't wait to see what the 2017-2018 school year brings.Questions? Call our office at 248.623.5300
The Clarkston FTC Technados robotics team and coach Patrick Zelinski recently traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to compete at the North Super Regional Championship March 15-17 and earned a ticket to the upcoming FIRST FTC World Championship. The Technados are Clarkston's first FIRST FTC team to make it to the North Super Regional Championship level, and now they're also the district's first team ever to qualify for the FIRST FTC World Championship!
With a 52-31 win last night over Flint Carman-Ainsworth, our boys basketball team has advanced to the state semifinals on Friday at MSU's Breslin Center! Many of you have asked if we will have early dismissal on Friday to allow for students to attend the game. As much as I do enjoy announcing an unexpected day off, I am sorry to say it is not feasible for us to cancel or shorten the school day for the game this year.
On March 9 and 10, twelve Clarkston Community Schools Band and Orchestra ensembles (totaling almost 600 students) performed at the MSBOA District Festival. We are pleased to share that all 12 ensembles earned First Division Ratings, many of which earned perfect scores across the board.
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.