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In the classroom and out, making a difference

By Katelyn Crain Review Intern Historically, teachers are well respected in the community for the work they do in the classrooms. Locally -- and across the nation -- there are a group of retired and active teachers who are going beyond the classrooms and working to make their communities better places to live....more >>
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2011-2012 schools budget approved

It is official: the 2011-2012 Lake Orion Community Schools budget was approved. The big last act of the "old" board of education, consisting of president Mary Jo Burchart, vice president Janet Wolverton, treasurer Jim Weidman, secretary Tiffany Weber-Phillips and trustees Steve Drakos, Bob Gritinger and Kelly Weaver was a unanimous vote to accept a budget with $80,173,093 in expenditures -- $4,411,844 over revenues that are expected to come in next year....more >>

Oxford lays off four part-time teachers

Four part-time teachers for Oxford Community Schools received layoff notices, effective June 10, as a result of changing enrollments needs and shifting schedules. The arts seemed to have the biggest hit, as both Oxford High School and Leonard Elementary lost a part-time art instructor....more >>

Board OKs $42.2M school budget

A 6-0 vote was all that was needed for Oxford Community School to pass the proposed $42.2 million dollar budget for the 2011-12 school year. Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Tim Loock informed the board at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 20 this was the "first time in many years the Legislature has enacted a school aid bill prior to the end of the fiscal year," meaning the district would be facing proposed cuts of $470 per student....more >>

Five more retire from Oxford Schools

For five long-time Oxford Schools employees, the end of the 2010-11 year constituted the end of their careers as they retired from the district. For Pamela Brooks, who had been working as a paraprofessional for 17 years, the moment was bittersweet....more >>

School board praises Skilling, extends contract by 2 years

It looks like Oxford Superintendent Dr. William Skilling is sticking around for a few more years. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 20, the board voted 6-0 to extend Skilling's contract by two additional years until June 30, 2016....more >>
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Born September 18th
1819: Leon Foucault, French physicist.
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
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in history
1934: The League of Nations admits the Soviet Union.Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations.
1939: A German U-boat sinks the British aircraft carrier Courageous, killing 500 people.Captain Johnnie Walker, R.N., and the U-boat menace.
1948: Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the Senate without completing another senator's term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten. Smith is also the only woman to be elected to and serve in both houses of Congress.
1960: Two thousand cheer Castro's arrival in New York for the United Nations session.
1964: U.S. destroyers fire on hostile targets in Vietnam.New light on Gulf of Tonkin.