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Supt. further explains idea at board meeting

By Joe St. Henry Special Writer for The Review So, our kids' summer fun will not be cut short after all. Unless they want it to be. Lake Orion Community Schools Superintendent Marion Ginopolis said at last week's Board meeting her idea of exploring year-round education, introduced in an e-mailed letter to district families earlier this month, was misconstrued by some in the community....more >>

Budgets bring out Lake Orion teachers

(And, they ain't happy)

Another packed house greeted the members of the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education at its May 25 meeting. Proposed budget cuts for the 2011-12 school year, including potential layoffs and the ongoing Lake Orion Education Association contract negotiations were hot topics during the public comment portion....more >>

Sounding off on school election

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review While there may have been plenty of opinions swimming around last month's school board election results, there was one opinion heard least: the students....more >>

Thanks for band support

Dear Pat and Bob Roth, Thank you so much for sponsoring me in the Clarkston News for my trip to London. London was such a wonderful experience and I had an amazing time there. It was so nice for you; along with the other companies in Clarkston to support the Clarkston Marching Band as we raised money for all 60 kids to travel to London....more >>

History and planting flowers

Along with touring downtown businesses for the annual History Walk on Friday, May 27, Clarkston Elementary second graders were seen in Depot Park planting flowers as part of an Academic Service Learning Project....more >>

Good news, bad news for schools

Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Dr. William Skilling announced some good news and bad news regarding cuts to the school aid fund at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 23....more >>
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Hands-on econ

The unfettered free market in all its capitalistic glory was operating full steam in the Clear Lake Elementary cafeteria last week as the school's fourth-graders conducted an Economics Fair....more >>
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Born February 14th
1819: Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the first practical typewriter.
1845: Quinton Hogg, English philanthropist.
1859: George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel.
1894: Jack Benny, comedian, radio and television performer...and violinist.
1894: Mary Lucinda Cardwell Dawson, founded the National Negro Opera Company (NNOC) and was appointed to President John F. Kennedy's National Committee on Music.
February 14th
in history
1924: Thomas Watson founds International Business Machines Corp.
1939: Germany launches the battleship Bismark.
1940: Britain announces that all merchant ships will be armed.
1942: Japanese paratroopers attack Sumatra. Aidan MacCarthy's RAF unit flew to Palembang, in eastern Sumatra, where 30 Royal Australian Air Force Lockheed A-28 Hudson bombers were waiting.
1945: 800 Allied aircraft firebomb the German city of Dresden. Smaller followup bombing raids last until April with a total death toll of between 35,000 to 130,000 civillians.