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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 4th
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
October 4th
in history
1795: General Napoleon Bonaparte leads the rout of counterrevolutionaries in the streets of Paris, beginning his rise to power. Napoleon takes charge.
1861: The Union ship USS South Carolina captures two Confederate blockade runners outside of New Orleans, La. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1874: Kiowa leader Satanta, known as the Orator of the Plains, surrenders in Darlington, Texas. He is later sent to the state penitentiary, where he commits suicide October 11, 1878. The life of Satanta.
1905: Orville Wright pilots the first flight longer than 30 minutes. The flight lasted 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covered 21 miles. The Virginia Air and Space Center is home to the Great Aerodrome, which almost beat the Wrights into the air.
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.