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Rock in D.C.

Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock spent three days in the nation's capitol, returning with national insights into education. "They were saying in Washington, even as employment rates decrease it still take time for the housing market and different revenue sources to come back," Rock said....more >>
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Dancing Wildcats

The limbo bar kept getting lower and the line of North Sashabaw Elementary students dwindled down to five. Many continued to try to hold their balance during the school's Valentine Dinner Dance....more >>
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Dodge, duck and dive for a cause

Clarkston High School student Angela Harris held onto the purple foam dodgeball and faced off with Clarkston Junior High School Language Arts teacher Sarah Wasilk. They watched for the other to make a move as the last minute counted down in the championship round at the First Annual Dodgeball Tournament, held by LEAD students on Feb....more >>
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DA students learn they are what they eat

You are what you eat. Mom tells us that when we're kids. Our doctor tells us this when we're adults. A group of second-graders from Daniel Axford Elementary were told this by Meijer Produce Clerk Alice Marsh as she gave them a fun tour of the Oxford store Tuesday....more >>
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Students fill placemats with memories for V-day

Valentine's Day is usually celebrated by giving tons of flowers, candy, teddy bears and mushy heart-shaped greeting cards to the people we love. But the second-graders in teacher Colleen Kazor's class at Daniel Axford Elementary did something different this year by giving the gift of themselves....more >>
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Born February 9th
1874: Amy Lowell, poet.
1880: James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman's Daughter, The Crock of Gold).
1909: Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
1923: Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow).
1944: Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Color Purple).
February 9th
in history
1943: The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.
1946: Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.
1951: Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.
1953: The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.
1964: The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students.