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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 February 13th
1902: Georges Simenon, novelist.
1910: William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.
1919: Tennessee Ernie Ford, country and gospel singer.
1923: Charles Chuck Yeager, American test pilot, the first man to break the sound barrier.
1933: Kim Novak, actress.
February 13th
in history
1542: Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.
1689: British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights.
1692: In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.
1862: The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.
1865: The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.