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Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On behalf of Sashabaw Middle School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students and families. Summer is quickly winding down and the staff is awaiting your return. We are very excited to start this school year with lots of opportunities in place for our students. To stay informed, you can access our website to learn about school activities, academic team and elective information, intramural and club offerings, and our PTA updates.

In addition to the website, SMS publishes an online bi-monthly newsletter for our families. Parents not able to access the website may request a paper copy to be mailed home from the main office secretary. We believe our newsletter is a valuable means of communication with our families. Please be certain to take note of the important dates that we also include in these newsletters.


PTA’s next meeting date is October 3rd. We highly encourage you all to join our wonderful PTA and become an active member of our educational community.

Open House September 19

We will be holding our parent Open House on September 19 at 6pm. We encourage you to continue an active role in your child’s education, getting to know the teachers and their classroom expectations. This helps get the year off to a great start.

We are extremely excited for the new school year and firmly believe that communication is a critical component of academic success. If you have any questions, concerns or simply would like to say hello, please feel free to contact me or any staff member at the Middle School. Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you soon!

Elizabeth Walker
SMS Principal

Sashabaw Middle School

Sashabaw Middle School has approximately 1,100 sixth and seventh grade students and over 100 staff members. The original building at SMS (Sashabaw Junior High) was built in 1969 and renovated in 2005.

Clarkston students from seven district elementary schools join up as 6th graders at SMS and become one very large pack of Clarkston Wolves. Sashabaw is a Blue Ribbon Exemplary School. Some special programs at SMS include: STEAM, Leadership, ASD Links and K'Nex Links, Coding and numerous advanced courses.

At Sashabaw Middle School, we live and breathe a Culture of Thinking where student growth is valued, and staff members are committed to helping children follow their interests to develop their passions.

Two boys at the SMS 7th grade party


Elizabeth Walker, Principal

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John Bennink, Assistant Principal
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Amanda Hoffman, Dean of Students
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Cathy Selina, Secretary
P: 248.623.4203
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Gale Swindlehurst, Counseling Secretary
P: 248.623.4212
F: 248.623.4505

Campus Location

5565 Pine Knob Lane
Clarkston, Michigan 48346

Student Hours
Monday - Friday
7:35am - 2:25pm

Office Hours
7am - 3:30pm

Half Day Hours
7:35am - 10:53am

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