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Skills put into practice

Local engineers with Society of Automotive Engineers spent weeks volunteering to teach Clarkston students in the A World in Motion program at Springfield Plains Elementary. The fifth graders worked in teams to build, test, modify, re-design, and re-test, coming up a toy design kids could build from readily available materials....more >>
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Med reps offer OHS students real-life lessons

Some Oxford High School students got an opportunity to see how the knowledge and skills they're learning in the classroom today have important applications in the real world tomorrow....more >>
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Let's read!

State Rep. Brad Jacobsen (R-Oxford) visited Clear Lake Elementary Monday and read to fourth-graders in teacher Melissa Peruski's class as part of "March is Reading Month." Jacobsen discussed how government and elections work, and even received some ideas for legislation from students Brady Wyniemko and Jodi Walker....more >>
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Jump for fun! Jump for health!

Leonard Elementary students have been participating this week in the annual "Jump Rope for Heart!" fund-raiser for the American Heart Association. In addition to raising money for help prevent heart disease and raising public awareness, the event also teaches kids the important role physical activity plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle....more >>

OHS participates in Goodwill campaign to help unemployed

When it comes to leadership, Oxford High School's always been synonymous with the concept in the classroom, on the field and throughout the community. That's why it comes as no surprise that OHS is among the first 19 schools in southeast Michigan to embrace a new fund-raising campaign designed to help combat local unemployment....more >>
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RoboCats chalk up another win

The Oxford High School RoboCats continue to roll over their competitors. Coming off a top 16 finish at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2010, the Robocats took on a field of 38 teams, defeating 35 of them to win the FIRST Robotics Competition at Kettering University on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4....more >>
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Learning the tricks of the trade

Long before money became the nexus of buying and selling goods, people earned their living and acquired what they needed through trading. The third-graders at Leonard Elementary learned all about the art of bartering last week as they transformed their gymnasium into an historical French trading post such as those once frequented by the explorers who roamed this land....more >>

LOFT program wins regionals, exceeds expectations

Jeanee DiCicco has taken the Oxford LOFT program to new heights this year. She began the year with a simple goal in mind: to get the kids in the program involved in as many Special Olympics sports as she can....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
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.
1981: President Ronald Reagan curtails Soviet trade in reprisal for its hash policies on Poland.