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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 September 23rd
1865: Emmuska Orczy, baroness and author of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
1889: Walter Lippmann, journalist, one of the founders of The New Republic Magazine in 1914.
1889: Louise Nevelson, sculptor.
1915: Clifford G. Shull, physicist, improved techniques for exploring the atomic structure of matter.
1926: John Coltrane, influential jazz saxaphonist.
September 23rd
in history
1779: The American navy under John Paul Jones, commanding from Bonhomme Richard, defeats and captures the British man-of-war Serapis.The Medal of Honor was not always awarded for 'courage above and beyond' the call of duty.
1788: Louis XVI of France declares the Parliament restored.
1795: A national plebiscite approves the new French constitution, but so many voters sustain that the results are suspect. Napoleon takes charge.
1803: British Major General Sir Arthur Wellesley defeats the Marathas at Assaye, India.
1805: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike pays $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a 9-square-mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River that will be used to establish a military post, Fort Snelling.