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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 March 29th
1867: Cy Young, major league baseball pitcher with the most wins (509 or 511 total).
1875: Lou Henry Hoover, first lady President Herbert Hoover.
1881: Raymond Hood, architect.
1888: James E. Casey, founder of the United Parcel Service
1910: Helen Wells, author of the Cherry Ames series.
March 29th
in history
1867: The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1879: British troops of the 90th Light Infantry Regiment repulse a major attack by Zulu tribesmen in northwest Zululand.
1886: Coca-Cola goes on sale for the first time at a drugstore in Atlanta. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claims it can cure anything from hysteria to the common cold.
1903: A regular news service begins between New York and London on Marconi's wireless.
1913: The German government announces a raise in taxes in order to finance the new military budget.