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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 May 24th
1895: Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
1903: Arthur Vineberg, Canadian heart surgeon.
1905: Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist (And Quiet Flows the Don).
1928: William Trevor, Irish short story writer and novelist (The Old Boys, The Boarding House).
1941: Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), singer and songwriter.
May 24th
in history
1689: English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from exemption.
1738: The Methodist Church is established.
1764: Boston lawyer James Otis denounces taxation without representation, calling for the colonies to unite in opposition to Britain's new tax measures.
1798: Believing that a French invasion of Ireland is imminent, Irish nationalists rise up against the British occupation.
1844: Samuel Morse taps out the first telegraph message.