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Ginopolis shadows students as they go through their daily schedule

By Marion Ginopolis, Superintendent Lake Orion Community Schools Well, not literally but I'm sure that I now have your attention! Actually, I did "throw" two pots at the high school on a pottery wheel during Ms....more >>
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Books alive

Story book characters came to life at Pine Knob Elementary reading Night, March 21. Parents and teachers dressed as characters from "The Cat in the Hat," "The Magic Tree House," "The BFG," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Harry Potter," and "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief," and read to students....more >>
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Students spend day helping the community

Fourth-graders sprawled out in Independence Elementary's library tying knots on colorful fleece blankets last Thursday. As 11 o'clock approached, they tied more than 11,000 knots to over 40 blankets for Swan for Life Center in Clarkston during the school's eighth annual S....more >>
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Mush! Alaskan dog handler visits OES

A bit of the Great White North blew into Oxford Elementary last week when Joe Pawelek, a sled dog handler and tour guide from Alaska, visited the school with his two Alaskan huskies, King Tut and Ketza....more >>
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LEGO warriors heading to state competition

Like mad scientists from some old movie, they breathe life into inanimate objects. Now, their combination of imagination and scientific skills has earned these amateur robot-builders a trip to the Robofest state competition April 16 at Lawrence Technological University....more >>
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Circus comes to Leonard

Clowns, balloons, face-painting, cotton candy the only thing missing was the elephants. The circus came to Leonard Elementary as the school hosted its annual Spring Fair Friday evening....more >>
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Howdy, buckaroos!

It was a rootin', tootin' good time at Oxford Elementary Saturday as the school hosted its annual Spring Fair in conjunction with Daniel Axford Elementary. Both students and parents donned cowboy hats and neckerchiefs for the western-themed fair....more >>
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Brain games equal trophies

A group of Oxford Elementary and Rochester students flexed their mental muscles to bring home an impressive 15 trophies from a statewide academic games competition. "They did very well for a first-year team," said Connie Ginste, a retired Detroit teacher who coached the students....more >>
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Born September 21st
1895: Juan de la Cierva, aeronautical engineer who invented the autogyro.
1902: Allen Lake, founded Penguin Books in 1935.
1912: Chuck Jones, animator and director of Warner Brothers cartoons.
1947: Stephen King, author best known for supernatural and horror tales.
1947: Marsha Norman,playwright (Getting Out, 'Night Mother).
September 21st
in history
1520: Suleiman (the Magnificent), son of Selim, becomes Ottoman sultan in Constantinople.
1589: The Duke of Mayenne of France is defeated by Henry IV at the Battle of Arques.
1673: James Needham returns to Virginia after exploring the land to the west, which would become Tennessee.
1745: A Scottish Jacobite army commanded by Lord George Murray routs the Royalist army of General Sir John Cope at Prestonpans.
1863: Union troops defeated at Chickamauga seek refuge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is then besieged by Confederate troops. Overconfident and overextended, the Union Army of the Cumberland advanced into the deep woods of northwest Georgia. Waiting Confederates did not intend for them to leave. At Chickamauga Creek, the two sides collided.