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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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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 November 22nd
1899: Hoagy Carmichael, American composer, pianist and singer.
1913: Benjamin Britten, English composer, pianist and conductor.
1924: Geraldine Page, actress well known for roles in Tennessee Williams' plays.
1925: Gunther Schuller, composer and French Horn player.
1943: Billie Jean King, U.S. tennis player and women's rights pioneer.
November 22nd
in history
1757: The Austrian army defeats the Prussians at Breslau in the Seven Years War.
1847: In New York, the Astor Place Opera House, the city's first operatic theater, is opened.
1902: A fire causes considerable damage to the unfinished Williamsburg bridge in New York.
1915: The Anglo-Indian army, led by British General Sir Charles Townshend, attacks a larger Turkish force under General Nur-ud-Din at Ctesiphon, Iraq, but is repulsed.
1919: A Labor conference committee in the United States urges an eight-hour workday and a 48-hour week.