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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 February 11th
1855: Josephine Marshall Jewell Dodge, American educator, pioneer in the concept of day nurseries for children.
1898: Leo Szilard, physicist, instrumental in the Manhattan Project.
1907: William J. Levitt, U.S. businessman and community builder who led the postwar housing revolutions with his Levittowns.
1908: Phillipe Dunne, screenwriter and director (How Green Was My Valley).
1912: Roy Fuller, poet and novelist.
February 11th
in history
1939: The Negrin government returns to Madrid, Spain.
1942: The German battleships Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen begin their famed channel dash from the French port of Brest. Their journey takes them through the English Channel on their way back to Germany.
1945: The meeting of the President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Marshal Joseph Stalin in Yalta, adjourns.
1951: U.N. forces push north across the 38th parallel for the second time in the Korean war.
1953: Walt Disney's film Peter Pan premieres.