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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 April 23rd
1902: Halldór Laxness, Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic novelist (The Fish Can Sing, Paradise Reclaimed).
1926: J.P. Donlevey, American-born Irish writer (The Ginger Man).
1926: Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
1928: Shirley Temple Black, child actress, later U.S. ambassador.
1932: Jim Fixx, runner and writer who popularized running as a form of exercise in the 1970s.
April 23rd
in history
1920: The Turkish Grand National Assembly has first meeting in Ankara.
1924: The U.S. Senate passes the Soldiers' Bonus Bill.
1945: The Soviet Army fights its way into Berlin.
1950: Chiang Kai-shek evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.
1954: The Army-McCarthy hearings begin.