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Young artists, writers win honors

Fourteen Clarkston students earned statewide honors in Reflections, Parent Teacher Association's nationwide art competition. Clarkston students who received statewide recognition in the art program, based on the theme "Together We Can," include: Amanda E....more >>
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Wild times at Independence

Independence Elementary students giggled as Rascal, a capuchin monkey, hugged Mike Kohlrieser, the Understanding Wildlife host. Kohlrieser reached into his pocket and pulled out another grape for Rascal and the students and teachers smiled....more >>
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Goetz honored as Midwest PE Teacher of the Year

Oxford High School teacher Kathryn Goetz will be honored as the Midwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) at its national convention in San Diego, California, March 29 to April 1....more >>
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Three nominated for Teacher of the Year

Teachers can help shape and mold the hearts and minds of students, no matter the age or grade level. Three outstanding teachers within the Oxford Community Schools were honored as nominees for the Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 14....more >>
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18 headed for Int'l DECA competition

The future of American business appears to be in very capable hands if the Oxford High School DECA Club is any indication. Eighteen of the 23 club members who participated in DECA's state competition, held in Grand Rapids over the weekend, earned state championship status....more >>
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Read to us!

Author Molly Glad visited Leonard Elementary last week to read some stories. Among them was the book she wrote entitled "The Night the King Couldn't Sleep: A Tale of Insomnia." Glad's visit was in honor of March is Reading Month....more >>
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Choirs high ratings at district festival

Oxford High School choirs posted some top notch scores during District Choral Festival, which was held at OHS on Monday, March 14. Four choirs sang and did sight readings before a panel of judges and when the results came back, two choirs, concert choir and men's choir received superior ratings, while chorale and women's choir received excellent ratings....more >>
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A handy way to communicate

Second-graders in teacher Lee Phillips' class at Daniel Axford Elementary recently got a lesson in sign language when Shannon Williams, a hearing impaired teacher consultant for Oakland Schools, visited the classroom as part of March is Reading Month....more >>
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Raptors invade Lakeville!

Winged-predators with sharp talons visited Lakeville Elementary March 18. But don't worry, they were only there to teach the students, not eat them. Kathy Frantz, an environmental presenter from the Howell Nature Center, talked to students about birds of prey, otherwise known as raptors....more >>
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Born August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
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in history
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1952: In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.
1992: Thousands of Germans demonstrate against a wave of racist attacks aimed at immigrants.