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Kindergartners full of character

Teachers learn about tree science

Clarkston fifth-grade science teachers learned about the forest as a teaching tool at the Project Learning Tree workshop, March 25, at the Lewis Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park....more >>

Kids help earthquake victims

The Student Council from Bailey Lake Elementary launched a fundraiser to help the victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. They hosted a "Wear a hat for a $1.00" day and provided a Jelly Bean Estimation Jar during lunch....more >>
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Auto students heading to state finals

It's happened almost every April for 25 years and this year is no exception. Once again, Oxford High School will be sending two talented auto students to the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition to be held Wednesday, April 13 at the Macomb Community College Expo Center in Warren....more >>

All schools receive full accreditation

Oxford Community Schools received a bit of good news this week when they found out on Wednesday, March 30 that all eight of the school within the district would receive full accreditation by AdvanceED....more >>
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Clear Lake reaches out to Japan one paper crane at a time

When tragedy strikes, it doesn't matter if it's down the street or around the globe, Oxford's students are always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Last week, students at Clear Lake Elementary reached out to Japan by holding a fund-raiser and making origami cranes to help with the relief and rebuilding efforts following the 8....more >>
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A giant among little readers

There was a report of a giant shouting through a megaphone atop the roof of Leonard Elementary last week, but it turns out it was just Principal Paul McDevitt. Dressed as the giant from the classic fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk," McDevitt read a story to his students as he towered over them from the school's roof....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
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.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.