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160 possible budget cuts for Clarkston schools

Clarkston Community Schools presented 124 preliminary budget recommendations for $13 million in reductions, to reach a balanced budget by June 2011. The list is as follows: Increase elementary class size to 27:1; reduction of 12....more >>

Budget debacle

Public has its say in planned school cuts

Kara Marsac, Clarkston High School senior, stood and walked to the podium. "I understand class sizes have to be raised," said Marsac, who is taking three advanced placement classes....more >>

Trustees find info lacking

In light of surprising difficulties, at least one Clarkston School Board member was not satsified with information supplied by school administration. School board trustee Rosalie Lieblang filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Superintendent Dr....more >>
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Bailey Lake reaches out with 'Hearts 4 Haiti'

After a list of 15 of ideas and narrowing it down to four, the Bailey Lake Elementary Student Council Service Division finally decided a way to raise money for Haiti. "We cut out hearts and people wrote their names on them," said council member Marisa Johnson....more >>
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Students help repair Haiti's broken 'soles'

Families at Webber Elementary held a week-long shoe drive to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti. The shoes were taken to a central location and shipped off. They collected over 300 pairs of shoes for the cause....more >>
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Watson was the cherry on top

Jim Watson, music pastor at First Baptist Church of Lake Orion and music teacher at Lake Orion Baptist School, became a human sundae Friday, Feb. 5. That day, students at Lake Orion Baptist School celebrated the final day of their Spirit Week with a pep rally....more >>
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History comes alive!

John F. Kennedy, Orville Wright, Betsy Ross, John Wayne, Albert Einstein and Ulysses S. Grant were among the special visitors to Clear Lake Elementary last week. The school's cafeteria was transformed into a "living wax museum" as fourth-graders in Melanie Royster's class portrayed famous people ranging from historical figures to modern day sports stars like Steve Yzerman and Shawn Johnson....more >>
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OES students put imaginations to the test

It's safe to say that almost every great invention throughout the course of human history was first conceived in that limitless womb of ideas and theories known simply as the imagination....more >>

OHS student found with knife

A 16-year-old Oxford High School Student was allegedly found to be in possession of a concealed weapon on school grounds. According to the police report written by Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy John Neph, a four-inch knife was found after Assistant Principal Paul McDevitt made the student empty his pockets after he smelled marijuana on the student....more >>
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Queen of the monarchs

Fourth-grader Micah Dymond is quickly becoming the resident authority on butterflies at Oxford Elementary. The student is heading up a project studying everything there is to know about monarch butterflies....more >>
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Kicking & screaming

Karate tournament comes to OMS

Oxford Middle School was full of people kicking, punching and screaming Saturday, but nobody got suspended or even arrested for their behavior. That's because it was all part of the 2010 Michigan Sport Karate Open....more >>
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Born December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: Nuts!
1945: The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
1965: The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
1966: The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.
1988: A Pan Am airliner is blown up in mid-air and crashes onto Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 295 on board and 11 people on the ground.