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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 April 19th
1721: Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
1832: Lucretia Rudolph, President Garfield's first lady.
1877: Ole Evinrude, inventor of the first successful outboard motor.
1900: Richard Hughes, English novelist and playwright (A High Wind in Jamaica).
1903: Eliot Ness, Treasury agent during Prohibition.
April 19th
in history
1971: Russia launches its first Salyut space station.
1977: Alex Haley receives a special Pulitzer Prize for his book Roots.
1982: NASA names Sally Ride to be the first woman astronaut.
1989: The battleship USS Iowa's number 2 turret explodes, killing sailors.
1993: The FBI ends a 51-day siege by storming the Branch Dividian religious cult headquarters in Waco, Texas.