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Teacher contract okay'd

District to save $915,600 with healthcare contributions, no raises

By Joe St. Henry Special Writer for The Review Concessions were made and the Lake Orion Community Schools and its teachers' union have agreed to a new contract for the 2011-12 school year....more >>
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Tea in the Garden showcased school's new art

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review On Thursday, June 9, a variety of art forms, from cake to sculpture to garden art, were brought together at the Lake Orion High School Art Club's Tea in the Garden....more >>

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Outstanding at schools

Lake Orion Community Schools nominated employees for Betty Campion Distinguished Support Service Award offered yearly through Oakland Schools. They were recognized at the June 8 school board meeting....more >>
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Walking for health, safety

Davisburg Elementary students took a walk to school, June 3, as part of International Walk to School Day. "Walk and Roll to School Day is the first activity for Davisburg's Safe Routes to School Program," said Nancy Humphreys, Girl Scout Troop 13075 leader who coordinated the event....more >>

Field of games

Bailey Lake Elementary students smiled and laughed during Field Day on June 3. The students not only participated in 11 different activities but were entertained by a magician, dancing, had their faces painted and experienced being in a Independence Township deputy vehicle, ambulance and fire truck....more >>

Growing interest in service learning

Andersonville Elementary Kindergarten students visited Independence Township Senior Center as part of their Kindergarten Kares Academic Service Learning Project, May 18. They planted vegetable plants they grew for the center's garden bed....more >>
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Extended Day kids raise most bucks in state for green challenge

Students in the Extended Day Program at Daniel Axford and Oxford elementaries are helping to save their little corner of the world one tree at a time. Between Jan. 15 and April 1, these kids raised a total of $340 for the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance's "Go Green Youth Challenge" the highest amount generated by any pre-K through 12th grade students in the entire state....more >>
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Fistler shows true friendship

It's perhaps the most important lesson of all in life and young Jenna Fistler has already learned it friends should help friends. Recently, the Daniel Axford (DA) Elementary second-grader approached the principal of her school about doing a fund-raiser to help her friend, Gillian Yocum, a second-grader at Leonard Elementary who is bravely battling leukemia....more >>
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OES students get preview of new Volt

Oxford Elementery fourth-grade students in Rachel Hart and Mary Kraniak's combined class got quite a treat on June 2 when they took a firsthand look at a 2011 Chevrolet Volt, General Motor's first eletric car....more >>
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OHS grads earn over $1.9M in scholarships

Scholarships: Oxford Lion's Club $500 Jasmine Vickery and Katie Schnettler Oxford Community Schools Angel Scholarship $500 Katie Schnettler and Krystal Warda Lake Community Credit Union $500 Cody Shumaker Clarkston Village Players Pete Rose Scholarship $500 Steven Nara Oxford American Legion Post 108 $500 Samantha Murphy and Jasmine Vickery AMVETS Post 108 $500 Stephen Nara Chick Evans Scholarship $70,000 Thomas Bearse Bell Scholarship University of Michigan $40,000 Thomas Bearse Four County Community Foundation Russell Ligon Memorial Engineering Scholarship $500 Andrew Krzisnik, Kevin Biolchini and Cole Shumaker Kiwanis Club Scholarship Tommi Fillion Award $500 Stephen Nara, Kayla Pollard and Mark Scholfeld James "Jamie" Charles Memorial Scholarship $1000 Samantha Murphy and Samantha Hein Oxford Women's Club $1000 Cody Shumaker, Matthew Frisch, Kayla Pollard, Mark Schonfeld, Katrina Bergel, Olivia Jones, Katie Schnettler and Keegan Cantara Oxford Rotary Scholarship $1,000 Erin Hocker, Jasmine Vickery and Maegan Marks Oxford High Bud Rowley Athletic Scholarship $1000 Harley Muscarella Oxford Junior Wildcats Football $500 Corey Bell Oxford Junior Wildcats Cheerleader $500 Kayla Pollard Oxford Education Association Scholarship $500 Kayla Pollard Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Co....more >>
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OES students go under the Big Top!

The circus came to Oxford Elementary School last week, but the show didn't consist of clowns, elephants and acrobats, it was all students. Prior to the show, the entire student body spent the whole day learning how to do things like juggle, balance, walk on stilts and form human pyramids....more >>
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If it's too loud, you're too old!

Forget Jack Black! Oxford's School of Rock was in session last week as students from Lakeville and Leonard elementaries paid tribute to the rock musicians who defined generations and forced millions of annoyed parents to utter those immortal words "Turn down that noise!" Dressed as various members of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, the kids created a living wax museum at Oxford High School....more >>
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Clear Lake's got talent!

If you're searching for talent, there's no need to flip on the television or head to a concert venue because all the talent you could ever want is right here in Oxford. Last week, Clear Lake Elementary's fifth-graders put on a talent show that included singing, dancing, magic tricks, violin performances and comedy....more >>
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