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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 August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1952: In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.