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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 December 19th
1906: Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet General Secretary of the Communist party and President of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 until 1982.
1915: Edith Piaf, internationally famous French cabaret singer, best remembered for her songs La Vie en rose and Non, je ne regrette rein.
1933: Ciciely Tyson, actress, best remembered for her role in The Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman.
December 19th
in history
1562: The French Wars of Religion between the Huguenots and the Catholics begins with the Battle of Dreux.
1793: French troops recapture Toulon from the British.
1862: Confederate General Nathan B. Forrest begins tearing up the railroads in Union generals Grant and Rosecrans rear, causing considerable delays in the movement of Union supplies.
1900: The French Parliament votes amnesty for everyone involved in the Dreyfus Affair.
1909: American socialist women denounce suffrage as a movement of the middle class. The first Woman's Rights Convention at Senaca Falls, New York.