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Clearing out the clutter

Clarkston middle and high schoolers freed residents of hundreds of hopelessly obsolete computers, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, TVs, and other electronics at their Community Recycling Day, May 22, at Sashabaw Middle School....more >>
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Fish teach life lessons

Sashabaw Middle School students released the salmon they had raised since fall into the Clinton River. Rodney Pierson's science classes participated in Salmon in the Classroom - taking care of salmon from when they are inside an egg to over three inches long....more >>
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School boardmember under investigation

Law enforcement officers are looking into allegations that Lake Orion School Boardmember Tiffany Weber-Phillips does not live in the school district, according to Superintendent Ken Gutman....more >>
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Learning fractions is fun?

Academic Service Learning connects life, the classroom

Academic Service Learning is like a class where kids don't ask "When am I ever going to use this?" says Laurie Trafton, program coordinator for Lake Orion Community Schools. She says the program connects meaningful community service with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility....more >>

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$1.37M in contracts awarded for bond work

Majority of contractors within 25-mile radius of Oxford

A total of $1.37 million in construction and renovation contracts were awarded Monday night by the Oxford Board of Education and the good news is a majority of the contractors are located within a 25-mile radius of the community....more >>

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Teacher concessions save district $500K

The vote was an absolute landslide and the message was clear Oxford teachers are ready to sacrifice for good of their students. On Monday, members of the district's teachers' union, the Oxford Education Association (OEA), voted overwhelmingly to open their contract and give concessions that will save the schools approximately $500,000....more >>

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Two bids submitted for bus services

Two private companies submitted bids in the hopes of winning a contract to provide transportation services for Oxford Community Schools. However, the prices they quoted the district and the specific details contained within their proposals were not provided to this newspaper after a verbal request....more >>
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Choirs receive superior ratings at national competition

Three Oxford Choirs took to the national stage on Friday, May 14 in Oak Harbour, Ohio and walked out with superior ratings once the competition was over. Competing against 23 choirs, bands and orchestras from various states, the high school Mixed Chorale and combined Women's Choir each received scores of 96....more >>
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Stairs, Young make Academic All Conference

In a high school full of outstanding academic performers, two seniors stood out among the rest and were named to the Flint Metro League's Academic All Conference first and second team....more >>
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Beating cancer with their feet

Cancer never sleeps, so they didn't either as participants in Oxford's Relay for Life spent 24 consecutive hours walking, remembering, sharing, laughing and fighting back. Thanks to all who participated in and sponsored the event....more >>
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Born August 5th
1876: Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
1906: John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1908: Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
1923: Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
1930: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
August 5th
in history
1858: The first transatlantic cable is completed.
1861: Congress adopts the nation's first income tax to finance the Civil War.
1864: The Union Navy captures Mobile Bay in Alabama.
1892: Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War.
1914: The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.