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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 October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1273: Rudolf of Hapsburg is elected emperor in Germany.
1588: The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.