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From Scripps to China via Oxford

Northeast Yucai Oxford (NYO) International High School in Shenyang, China has found it's leading man. Aaron Dobson, the current assistant principal at Scripps Middle School in Lake Orion, will become the first ever principal at NYO, which is scheduled to open this fall....more >>

Lead the Way approved despite funding questions

Clarkston Board of Education voted 4-3, June 13, to approve Project Lead the Way as a permanent program at Clarkston High. Vice-president Sue Boatman asked the motion be amended to require the engineering program to remain self-funding, especially salaries and benefits....more >>
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Principal picked for Chinese high school

Northeast Yucai Oxford (NYO) International High School in Shenyang, China has found it's leading man. Aaron Dobson, the current assistant principal at Scripps Middle School in Orion, will become the first-ever principal at NYO, which is scheduled to open this fall....more >>

Crossroads out: Other housing found for Chinese students

Crossroads for Youth will no longer be the official home of the Oxford International Residency Academy (OIRA). Superintendent of Oxford Community Schools Dr. William Skilling is currently in negotiations with Queen of the Family Retreat Center to house the female Chinese students who are coming this fall as part of the OIRA....more >>

Alternative high school moving to Echo Grove

Change is in the wind for Crossing Bridges Alternative High School. Not only will the school be getting a new principal in Mike Schweig, former principal at Oxford High School, it will also be moving from Crossroads for Youth to Echo Grove Camp and Retreat Center, located on 1101 Camp Rd....more >>
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Born December 29th
1800: Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber for tires.
1808: Andrew Johnson, American vice president who succeeded Lincoln after the April 15, 1865, assassination.
1809: William E. Gladstone, British prime minister.
1907: Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president's cabinet. He was Franklin D. Roosevelt's secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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in history
1607: Indian chief Powhatan spares John Smith's life after the pleas of his daughter Pocahontas.
1778: British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the colonials in America, capture Savannah.Victory Snatched Away.
1845: Texas (comprised of the present state of Texas and part of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) is admitted as the 28th state of the Union, with the provision that the area (389,166 square miles) should be divided into no more than five states of convenient size.
1849: Gas lighting is installed in the White House.
1862: Union General William T. Sherman's troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chicksaw Bayou. Pioneer in medicine, Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke.