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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 November 24th
1826: Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio.
1849: Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden.
1859: Cass Gilbert, architect.
1864: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French post-impressionist painter.
1868: Scott Joplin, composer.
November 24th
in history
1863: In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Valley of the Shadow.
1864: Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls. Ken Burns talks about his vision of the American West.
1874: Joseph Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire.
1902: The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris.
1912: Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria.