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Gracias! Mexico donates books to schools

Lakeville Elementary got some experience in the realm of international relations Monday as the school played host to representatives from the Mexican Consulate in Detroit. Consul of Mexico, the Hon....more >>
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Lakeville takes peace pole pledge

In schools across the nation, the sight of students standing with hands placed over their hearts, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag is a familiar one. However, on Monday, Lakeville Elementary students started a new tradition by reciting a different pledge to a utopian symbol....more >>

Plan in works to help at-risk kids raise test scores

Plans are being put together to intervene with at-risk students to help bring up the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and ACT test scores at Oxford High School At the community forum held on Tuesday, Sept....more >>
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Run kids, run!

As fast as their little legs could carry them, Daniel Axford and Oxford Elementary students (shown on this page and Page 9) ran laps last week to raise funds for their respective schools....more >>
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Running for fun and funds

Lakeville Elementary students took a break from their studies last week to run laps on the playground. Not only was it really good exercise, but the annual "Fun Run" event raised money for the school....more >>
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Born January 24th
1732: Pierre de Beaumarchais, French dramatist (The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro).
1862: Edith Wharton, U.S. novelist who wrote Ethan Frome and The Age of Innocence.
January 24th
in history
1945: A German attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest is finally halted by the Soviets.
1946: The UN establishes the International Atomic Energy Commission.
1951: Indian leader Nehru demands that the UN name Peking as an aggressor in Korea.
1965: Winston Churchill dies from a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 90.
1980: In a rebuff to the Soviets, the U.S. announces intentions to sell arms to China.