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Welcome to a New School Year!

Welcome to Independence Elementary School! There's something special about IE ... it's our people! You make our community what it is. We love that you are a part of our culture, our story, and our future.

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District News

WXYZ Meteorologist Visits Third Grade

Emmy Award winning WXYZ Meteorologist Kevin Jeanes recently visited third grade students at both Pine Knob Elementary School and North Sashabaw Elementary Schools to talk about his exciting work with the weather.

Football for a Cure Kicks Off Tonight

The Wolves face off against the Lake Orion Dragons tonight at 7pm at LOHS for the Football for a Cure game to raise money for cancer survivors and their families. Players will wear special jerseys and will present them to survivors in a special post-game ceremony.

Coach Fife retires as Wolves basketball coach

Coach Dan Fife retires after 36 years as the Wolves' varsity boys basketball head coach. Coach Fife is a true educator who has taught life lessons through the sport of basketball. His efforts have served to build a culture of success which has brought pride and recognition to our school and community while allowing Dan positively impact the lives of countless young people.

District's Funshine Preschool Program Named "Best of the Best" by Clarkston News

One look around any Clarkston Funshine preschool class, and it's easy to see why local parents voted it Clarkston's "Best of the Best" preschool for 2018. With vibrant and engaging classrooms located within Clarkston Community Schools' Early Childhood Center and on the campus of Clarkston High School, Funshine has proven itself to be one of Clarkston's most sought-after preschools since it was introduced in 1983.

From the Assistant Superintendent: Safety Alert

The safety of our students is our number one priority. With that in mind, I want to share some information about an incident that occured at one of our bus stops yesterday.


First Day of School 2018

What a great first day of school, Clarkston! We loved seeing your smiling faces! We can't wait to make this our best year yet! #WeAreClarkston #CCSBackToSchool

Download a Back-to-School Sign!

Show your school pride! Download your school's back-to-school sign, snap a photo on the first day of school (Monday, August 27) and share it with us on social media using #CCSBackToSchool and #WeAreClarkston. No color printer? No problem! We will have a few extras in your building's office for a quick pic before you start the day!

From Superintendent Ryan: Our Best Year Yet Begins Monday

As you and your family prepare for the first day of school on August 27, fill those backpacks with blank notebooks, colorful new folders, and freshly sharpened pencils ... and fill your heart with optimism, purpose, and acceptance. (Your mind? Keep that open.) It's going to be our best year yet.