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Honesty tops wishlist for new superintendent

Responses were quick as the small audience listed skills and characteristics they wanted in their next superintendent. Honesty, effective communication skills, active listener, sense of humor, nondictator, and treating everyone with respect came from the audience as Richard Dunham from Michigan Association of School Boards quickly typed it onto the list Monday night during the community forum....more >>

Survey: LOHS teachers worried by modified block

But administrators claim new plan for class scheduling is 'best of both worlds'

A big change at the high school, over three years in the making, is about to debut. Back in 2007, a committee examining the possibility of penny-pinching scheduling plans came up with a modified block concept....more >>
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Born September 19th
1904: Bergen Evans, educator and author who wrote Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage.
1911: William Golding, novelist best known for Lord of the Flies.
1915: Elizabeth Stern, Canadian pathologist who first published a case report linking a specific virus to a specific cancer.
September 19th
in history
1692: Giles Corey is pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.
1777: American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates meet British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.
1783: The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.
1788: Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.
1841: The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Stousbourg and Basle, in Europe.