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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 September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1791: Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna
1846: The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.
1864: Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.With Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia stubbornly clinging to Petersburg, Ulysses S. Grant decided to cut its vital rail lines.
1911: Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.
1918: Bulgaria pulls out of World War I.In 1878, Bulgaria had no army. By 1913, it had one of the most formidable land forces in Europe.