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Wacky Olympics

Each class walked out to Bailey Lake Elementary's playground proudly displaying their banners on June 4. They raced to all the events after Riley and Jordyn Rumbold kicked off the day by singing the "Star Spangled Banner....more >>
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Diplomas for Renaissance grads

Renaissance High School graduating seniors celebrated their Commencement, June 3 at Clarkston High School. Receiving diplomas were Sarah Angelini, Alexandria Arnold, Rebecca Borel, Hunter Bradford, Nicholas Burt, Christopher Castillo, Crystal Cleere, Caren Clyne, Klarissa Darga, Duane George, Jodie Gootee, Christopher Harris, Kayla Hubarth, Brittany Jacob, Jesseca Ladeau, Morgan Luchenbill, Rachael Matoska, David Maxwell, Veronnica McCabe, Eric Matthews, Gary Minhinnick, Marie Nutkins, Alyssa Osborne, Kayla Osborne, Meredith Palco, Samantha Phillips, Kelly Rader, Brandon Ross, David Seaman, Andrew Sharp-Guerrieri, Jami Smith, Lindsey Todd, Kiley Valdez, Jeanette Vanderpool, Lee Wallace, Leah Wanat, William Wester, Zachary Whitenton, James Williams, Scott Williams Jr....more >>
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Under the Big Top

It was a circus at Independence Elementary on June 3 - literally. Students, parents and staff members got into the circus spirit for their annual field day. Various events - all invoking fun and water to keep the kids cool....more >>
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Book readers win bikes

Seven Andersonville Elementary students were rewarded for time they spent reading on May 26. Free Masons Tom Braun and Eric Kimminau, from Clarkston Cedar Lodge #60 of Free & Accepted Masons of Michigan happily Jeremy Cavallo, Meriah Hickey, Kayla Luchenbach, Julia Sentgerath, Donny Wolfgang, Marissa Lockwood and Rachelle LaChance their new wheels....more >>
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And then there were four

School board candidate list whittled from 14 to four

Choosing the top school board candidates was pleasantly difficult, said current boardmembers, when they narrowed the pool of 14 "very well qualified" candidates down to four at their June 9 meeting....more >>

Offer two cents at budget hearing

Community members have a chance to speak on what makes 'cents' to them for the school district's 2010/11 budget. The board will hold a public hearing, Wednesday, June 23, during their meeting before discussing the budget, which could include around $6 million in cuts....more >>
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Veterans visit Oakview

Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Desert Storm and Vietnam were welcomed to Oakview Middle School to share their stories and perspectives. Ernie Baker, from the local VFW, set up the meeting, thanks to a student connection, Kyle Jeffrey....more >>
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We're outta here!

They were the shining stars of Oxford High School. The honor students. The artists and musicians. The athletes. The volunteers. The award-winners. There's no doubt we'll miss them all, but we're happy to see them go forth into a world that needs them....more >>

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39 school employees retire, save district $4-$4.5M

All good things must come to an end. At the Monday, May 24 Board of Education meeting held at Oxford Middle School, the district honored 25 teachers and 14 employees of the district who filed for retirement this year....more >>

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Bud's retiring!

After 36 years of instructing the young minds of Oxford High School students, Bud Rowley will be retiring from teaching at the end of the year. Even though he is retiring from teaching, football fans do not have to worry about the search for a new coach because Rowley will still be manning the sidelines as head coach of the varsity team....more >>

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Contracts approved for International Residency

The Oxford International Residence Academy (OIRA) has cleared another hurdle as the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education approved the contracts with Beijing Consulting Company (BCC) and Crossroads for Youth....more >>

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Orchestra brightens seniors' day

A group of orchestra students from Oxford, Clear Lake and Lakeville elementaries put on a concert last week for the residents of Independence Village of Waterstone. Playing their mix of violins, violas and cellos, the students played a wonderful selection of music, then visited with their audience following the show....more >>
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Next stop - reality!

Anxiously waiting to receive their diplomas are (from left) Travis Lane, Allison Laidlaw and Victoria LaFramboise....more >>
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Congrats grads!

Valerie Anderson walks across the stage with her diploma....more >>

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Hadorn earn $7,500 SAMMY

The saying goes that drinking milk does a body good. But Oxford High School senior Nicholas Hadorn found out that milk also does the wallet good as he was selected as a recipient of the 2010 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award....more >>

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Pollack earns Medal of Merit

Alexander Pollack, a 2010 Oxford High School graduate, was honored with a Congressional Medal of Merit presented by Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Brighton). Graduating seniors are nominated for the honor by their schools based on criteria set by the Congressman....more >>
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Grads get some spiritual advice

Before walking across the stage and receiving their diplomas, graduating seniors took time out of their busy schedules to take part in the Senior Baccalaureate Service, held on Thursday, June 10....more >>
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1839: Alfred Sisley, landscape painter.
1857: Gertrude Atherton, novelist.
1871: Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882: William F. Bull Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
1885: Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
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in history
1838: Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Lorian County, Ohio becomes the first college in the U.S. to admit female students.
1899: Two battalions of British troops are cut off, surrounded and forced to surrender to General Petrus Joubert's Boers at Nicholson's Nek.
1905: The czar of Russia issues the October Manisfesto, granting civil liberties and elections in an attempt to avert the burgeonng supprot for revolution.
1918: The Italians capture Vittorio Veneto and rout the Austro-Hungarian army.
1918: Turkey signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities at noon, October 31.