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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 August 3rd
1900: Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905: Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of The Gray Panthers.
1909: Walter Van Tilberg, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920: P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
1924: Leon Uris, writer whose works include Battle Cry and Exodus.
August 3rd
in history
1553: Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, enters London.
1610: Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.
1692: French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerke in the Netherlands.
1805: Mohammed Ali becomes the new ruler of Egypt.
1807: The trial of Aaron Burr begins. He is accused of plotting the secession of New England.