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Board struggles with budget

The administration's proposed reductions broke down roughly like this: Counselling Cuts to total $282,638 Reducing middle school counseling from 2 per building, to 1.5 each; cutting one high school counseling secretary; reducing work days to 4 a week duing student days only, family school coordinators....more >>

Music students earn honors in contests

Clarkston seventh- and eighth-grade musicians earned honors at the District 4 Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival, April 16 in Lake Orion....more >>
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Entire school helps animals

Bailey Lake Elementary third-graders piled all cat toys they made out of socks into a plastic tub during the annual C.A.T.S. - Connecting Academics Through Service - day last Thursday....more >>
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Animal learning

Pine Knob Elementary students created an indoor zoo to learn about the natural world around them, with the help of teachers and parents. They made clay sculptures, drew pictures, and wrote books about their chosen animals....more >>
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Science of flowers

Clarkston Elementary second-grade students are learning about how to spread the beauty of flowers in their three-part Academic Service Learning project. The first part was a presentation by Bordine's plant expert Kim Hric, April 21, explaining the science behind seeds and flowers....more >>
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Music and dancing

Andersonville Elementary students took center stage on April 20. They performed in front of their friends and classmates in the 7th Annual Variety Show. Some saying it was more nerve-wrecking then performing for their parents the next night....more >>

Skilling divulges more details about int'l HS in China

Last week Oxford Community Schools, Beijing Channel Consulting, Ltd. (BCC) and Northeast Yucai Education Group of Shenyang, China established a partnership to open an international senior high school in Shenyang, China....more >>
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Students selected to learn civics, build leadership skills

Today, they're bright, eager high school students, but tomorrow they could be our political leaders making policy decisions in Lansing and Washington D.C. A highly-motivated group of six Oxford High School students have been selected to participate in three summer programs designed to educate them about public service, promote good citizenship and prepare them to someday take the mighty reins of government....more >>

Stumph representing Oxford at BPA nationals

There's a Wildcat in Washington D.C. this week. Oxford High School senior Jake Stumph is prowling around the nation's capital, competing at the 2011 Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference May 4-8....more >>

School bond work off and running

Site work began on three different construction projects around the district, giving hope that spring has finally arrived for good. Workers from Granger Construction began site work for classroom additions at Clear Lake and Oxford Elementary, while site work began at Oxford High School for redoing the drainage on the athletic field and for adding the new tennis courts by the baseball fields....more >>
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Choir performs at Carnegie Hall

It was the performance of a lifetime for a select group of choir members from Oxford High School as they performed in New York City's famous Carnegie Hall on Sunday, April 17. Thirty-three students spent four days in New York City as part of a performance residency for the National Festival Chorus, consisting of advanced adult and high school vocalists from around the country....more >>
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Lakeville's got talent!

The question isn't who's got talent at Lakeville Elementary? The question is who doesn't have talent at Lakeville Elementary? Last week, the school held its annual talent show featuring 34 extremely entertaining acts involving singing, dancing, martial arts, gymnastics and instrumental performances....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1861: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.
1863: General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee to find the Union Army there starving. Escaping a Rebel siege at Chattanooga.
1897: The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'
1901: Anna Edson Taylor, 43, is the first woman to go safely over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She made the attempt for the cash award offered, which she put toward the loan on her Texas ranch.
1916: Henry Ford awards equal pay to women. Industrialist Henry Ford helped lead American war production with the gigantic facility at Willow Run.