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Community included in process

Full transparency, honesty, putting the children first are just a few characteristics residents Craig Frasa and Suzi Ford are looking for in their next school superintendent. Frasa and Ford, along with the rest of the community will have their chance to be part of the search for Clarkston Community Schools next superintendent....more >>

33 teachers off the pink slip list

Clarkston Community Schools employees on the prior layoff list were brought back. With over 60 employees retiring from district, the Board of Education voted to bring 50 back from the pink slip list from May....more >>
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Last hurrah!

Before they headed off for the summer, Oxford Elementary students enjoyed one last day of fun together. They ran, jumped, slid, kicked and raced during the school's annual Field Day....more >>

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Skilling takes pay cut, while administrators take freeze

Due to the current financial hardship that Oxford Community Schools is facing, Superintendent Dr. William Skilling has decided to forgo his raise for the 2010-11 school year and instead take a voluntary pay reduction....more >>
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OHS senior needs fund for trip to Washington D.C.

Oxford High School Senior Cody Shumaker has been selected to represent Michigan as a National Youth Delegate to the 2010 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) at George Mason University from July 11-16....more >>
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Born August 22nd
1904: Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader from 1977 to 1987, held nominal leadership position until his death in 1997.
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
1917: John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
1920: Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
1934: H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.
August 22nd
in history
1717: The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of Belgrade, ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans.
1777: With the approach of General Benedict Arnold's army, British Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.
1849: The Portuguese governor of Macao, China, is assassinated because of his anti-Chinese policies.
1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris, where it had hung for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913.
1922: Michael Collins, Irish politician, is killed in an ambush.