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Fewer kids mean less dough for schools

Students arrived for school throughout the district on Sept. 29 as if it was any other day. But not for administration it wasn't - it was Count Day. The head count for every student who attended school for the day to help determine how much Clarkston Community Schools would receive in state aid....more >>
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We are NSE!

Students at North Sashabaw Elementary took to the track on Sept. 30 for their annual fun run. The theme for this year was "We Are NSE" and Mrs. Beth Rogers, one of the teachers, created a song to the tune of "We Are Family....more >>
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Author shows life lessons through dogs' eyes

Preschoolers at The Learning Experience got a dog's-eye perspective on accepting life's changes, courtesy of local author Karen Swift. Swift read from her children's book series, "The Adventures of Jake and George," Oct....more >>
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Superheroes

It's bird. It's a plane. No, it's the students from Clarkston Elementary practicing their super powers. They held their annual Fun Run on Friday and practiced leaping tall buildings, flying and saving a teacher....more >>
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Doron Jones earns Idol title

Talented. Inspiring. Soulful. Amazing. Take your pick because any one of these adjectives could be used to describe last week's Oxford Idol competition held at the high school's Performing Arts Center....more >>

NHS inducts 47

The National Honor Society at Oxford High School inducted 47 new members on Sept. 30. Students were selected based on service, scholarship, character and leadership. New members included: Jacob Brubaker, AnneMarie Eames, Boomer Logan, Jenna Mallard, Emily Ford, Kimi Griggs, Sara Ruch, Sam Myers, Samantha Schultz, Greg Rosenhauer, Claire Patrell, Katie Bearse, Shelby Sands, Curtis Kocher, William Garrett, Emily Gilmore, Samantha Black, Kristine Bartz, Zachary Woody, Paige Brinker, Katie Schnettler, Jennifer Carr, Lindsey Lewis, Lindsey Leppek, Kayla Seawright, Gabriel Hilliard, Crystal Everett, Jenna Smelser, Maegan Marks, Joey Tasch, Ashly Sovis, Shawn Wassell, Brianna Johnson, Brittany Johnson, Sydney Estrada, Daniel Stockard, Taylor Wilson, Dimitra James, Makala Sutherland, Janine Huelsman, Krissy Thomas, Beth Downs, Devon Johnson, Jessica Brasington, Chelsea Fritche, Alex Schultz and Chelsea Johnson....more >>

Sample foods, music from around globe

Who needs 80 days to travel the world in order to sample authentic delicacies. Oxford residents can spend less than 80 minutes, or more if they would like, sampling international food at Oxford High School before the OHS Choir program presents "Journey, A Travel Around the Musical World," on Tuesday, Oct....more >>
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Science beyond the classroom

In the old days, it seemed like science was a dull subject always taught by some geeky-looking teacher with glasses who resembled Ichabod Crane. Minutes ticked by ever so slowly as the teacher wrote endlessly on the chalkboard while spewing out a barrage of facts and numbers in a monotone voice....more >>
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Burkeen enrolls at Interlochen Center

Former Oxford High School student Connor Burkeen was accepted into one of the most prestigious fine arts boarding schools in the world. Burkeen, 15 and a Lapeer resident, recently enrolled at the Interlochen Center for the Arts to study Motion Picture Arts....more >>
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Born December 29th
1800: Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber for tires.
1808: Andrew Johnson, American vice president who succeeded Lincoln after the April 15, 1865, assassination.
1809: William E. Gladstone, British prime minister.
1907: Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president's cabinet. He was Franklin D. Roosevelt's secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
December 29th
in history
1934: Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. The rise of Japan's militaristic nationalism.
1940: In a radio interview, President Roosevelt proclaims the United States to be the arsenal of democracy.
1948: Tito declares Yugoslavia will follow its own path to Communism.
1956: President Dwight Eisenhower asks Congress for the authority to oppose Soviet aggression in the Middle East.
1965: A Christmas truce is observed in Vietnam, while President Johnson tries to get the North Vietnamese to the bargaining table.