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Search starts for Clarkston superintendent

Discussions haven't started on how to replace Clarkston schools Superintendent Al Roberts and dozens of other early retirees, but should soon. "We will be losing many experienced and highly regarded staff and they will be sorely missed," said board Vice President Sue Boatman....more >>
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Sitting down with Avi

Jack Kuczmanski sat down in front of the webcam and looked at the face on the computer screen, live from Denver. He introduced himself to Avi, the author sixth grade Advanced Language Arts classes at Sashabaw Middle School studied and were interviewing via Skype....more >>
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Middle schoolers fight cancer

Sashabaw Middle School students raised more than $2,000 for the fight against Cancer, May 15-16. "We raised $1,780.07 at Relay for Life," said Missy Ludd, seventh grade Leadership and Science teacher at Sashabaw Middle School....more >>
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Picketers seek a three-year contract, too

"Biggest cuts from the top." "Why three? Why now?" "Honesty and ethics." "A true eight percent?" Those were the messages scrawled across picketing signs held by several dozen Lake Orion school union members, May 26....more >>
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A financial rollercoaster

Schools may get $3.1 mil reprieve

The schools' financial puzzle pieces have changed again. Five weeks ago, Lake Orion Board of Education members sought to lower the amount in the district's fund balance from 15 percent of yearly expenses to 12 percent, to free up some cash....more >>
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Imagination took St. Joe students to Tennessee

Three teams from St. Joseph School headed to Tennessee to compete for national titles. Destination ImagiNation, formerly called Odyssey of the Mind, has students work in teams to solve mind-bending challenges....more >>
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Born February 13th
1849: Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill's father and member of Parliament.
1873: Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer.
1892: Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic).
1902: Georges Simenon, novelist.
1910: William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.
February 13th
in history
1692: In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.
1862: The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.
1865: The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.
1866: Jesse James holds up his first bank.
1914: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.