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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 December 18th
1886: Ty (Tyrus Raymond) Cobb, American baseball player, first man to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1913: Willy Brandt, Mayor of Berlin and Chancellor of West Germany.
December 18th
in history
1915: In a single night, about 20,000 Australian and New Zealand troops withdraw from Gallipoli, Turkey, undetected by the Turks defending the peninsula.A balance between accuracy and artistic license in historical film.
1916: The Battle of Verdun ends with the French and Germans each having suffered more than 330,000 killed and wounded in 10 months. French Valor at Verdun.
1925: Soviet leaders Lev Kamenev and Grigori Zinoviev break with Joseph Stalin.
1940: Adolf Hitler issues his secret plans for the invasion of the Soviet Union--Operation Barbarossa. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.
1941: Defended by 610 fighting men, the American-held island of Guam falls to more than 5,000 Japanese invaders in a three-hour battle.