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Honored for school service

Clarkston Board of Education honored 11 teachers and staff for Fourth Quarter Employee Recognition Awards on June 14 for going above and beyond the call of duty. Michelle Herkowitz, first-grade teacher at Andersonville Elementary; Louise Sandie, elementary paraeducator at Andersonville Elementary; Denise Manser, LRC Paraeducator at North Sashabaw Elementary; Concetta Krause, ESL teacher at North Sashabaw Elementary; Matthew Gifford, fourth-grade teacher at Springfield Plains Elementary; Laurie Stevenson, third-grade teacher at Independence Elementary; Bethany Fellows, fourth-grade teacher at Bailey Lake Elementary; Jim Tedder, social studies teacher at Clarkston High School; Gwen Stewart and Mary Reed, elementary music teachers and co-directors of the Children's Choir; and Jason Hovanec, network technician for technology services....more >>

Congratulations and farewell to school retirees

Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education recognized more than 60 employees throughout the district, retiring this June or during the 2009-2010 school year. They extended congratulations and good luck to Dorothy Anderson, Lesley Banycky, Mary Barnard, Henry Beard, Carl Blehm, Gae Bomier, Denise Boucard, Jere Brewer, Bev Brown, James Butzine; David Campbell, Joseph Choma, Nancy Colbert, Shirley Condron, Janet Danosky, Janet Dobrin, Ruth Duling; Connie Fleck, Kristine Galaviz, Patricia Goforth, Marilyn Golding, Karen Gonzales, Perry Green, Dale Hamilton, Fred Haynes, Jessica Hirr, Christian Krueger; Shawlene Ladd, Marilyn Lash, Nancy Larsen, Denise Lennox, Vincent Licata, Deborah Licata, Leonard Loveless, Jane Loveless; Julie Mathews, Chris McCleese, Blanche Meloche, Vickie Merenik, William Merenuk, Elizabeth Meyer, Robert Monahan, Linda Morrow, Patricia Nienstedt; Linda Olechowski, Marilyn Ormiston, Gerald Ostrom, Dwight Parsons, Lois Richardson, Albert Roberts, Charles Robinson, Joyce Rochford, Ilona Rosehart, John Ruelle, Vonda Ruth; Nora Schmidgall, Sandra Schutte, Larry Sherrill, Dorothy Sommers, Judith St....more >>
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Helping the library grow

Since May, the Independence Township Public Library has looked a little different - new plants cover Peter Rabbit's garden near the main entrance. Second-graders from Springfield Plains Elementary helped the Clarkston Garden Club with the changes....more >>
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Students find new dimensions in sunny fun

Jedi training, battling aliens from another dimension kept for Clarkston Elementary students busy at their field day on June 4....more >>

Are students 'warehoused' in Lake Orion?

Special ed. parents, district staff disagree on busing issue

Are special education students "warehoused" in Lake Orion? Andrea Perry, mother of a special education student, says they are, and the way they're bused is one reason why. According to Perry, her son and other students used to be on the bus and heading home before the final bell even rings....more >>
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The power of kindness: Waldon students commit over 500 acts of kindness in honor of fallen soldiers

Jayme is a student at Waldon Middle School. One day, her mom was outside cleaning the yard and picking up sticks. "I knew she was probably tired, so I decided to help her because it is easier for me to bend down and pick up sticks than it is for her....more >>
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Leaving middle school on a high note

A whole slew of Scripps eighth-grade students earned the Presidential Academic Award for their middle school years. To earn the honor, each student must maintain a 3.5 or above GPA for each quarter of middle school....more >>
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OMS yearbook earns national honor

Hang on to this year's Oxford Middle School yearbook because it's going to be a collector's item. The student-produced 2010 publication was inducted into the Walsworth Publishing Company's national Gallery of Excellence....more >>
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Running program helps girls build self-esteem

They run to build self-respect. They run to practice healthy living. But mostly, they run for the pure enjoyment of it. "It's really fun," said Alyssa Schefke, a third-grader at Oxford Elementary School....more >>
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Acts of kindness forge links in OMS chain

A paper-chain comprised of recorded acts of kindness by Oxford Middle School students was untangled and straightened out in the main hallway of OMS on June 16. And just like the Energizer bunny, it kept going, and going and going....more >>
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Keeney named head coach of wrestling team

A coaching era in Oxford wrestling came to an end as the Oxford High School Athletic Department recommended to the Board of Education that Brad Keeney take over as varsity wrestling coach, effective immediately....more >>
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Grads party the night away!

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Wax museum comes to life at OES

From Founding Fathers and legendary sports figures to astronauts and rock stars, they all visited Oxford Elementary last week as the school hosted a living wax museum. Dressed as famous people from American history and popular culture, the students stood like motionless wax statues until a visitor came up to them and pressed a button....more >>
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