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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 October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
439: Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, falls to Genseric and the Vandals. Two centuries later, after avidly studying the tactics of Hannibal, Rome's Scipio Africanus eventually bested his Carthaginian adversary.
1531: Bavaria, despite being a Catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a Protestant group which opposes Charles V.
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years' War.
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.