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Tenure law favors ability first

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Newer teachers in Lake Orion who do their jobs well will have more job security thanks to tenure legislation passed in Lansing this summer. Michigan's new teacher tenure reform law ends the "Last In, First Out" practice that school districts have used to make staffing decisions based solely on seniority....more >>
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Mahoney promoted at Springfield Plains

The excitement of school starting in a few days is felt through the district, but especially at Springfield Plains Elementary. "I can not wait until the first day of school," said Nancy Mahoney, who joined the elementary in July as the new principal after four years as assistant principal at Clarkston High School....more >>
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Walker joins high school administration as assistant principal

Elizabeth Walker headed to the Clarkston High School stadium and joined the array of pink and baby blue for Football for a Cure. After a few weeks in her new role as assistant principal for the high school, she thought it would be an opportunity to meet parents and students....more >>

Majority of construction should be complete by school's start

The school construction projects are still ongoing, but by all indication the majority of the work should be complete by the time school resumes Sept. 6. According to Granger Construction Senior Project Manager Ben Schneider, all of the construction projects, except for the building renovations at Clear Lake Elementary and Oxford Elementary Schools, should be complete by Labor Day weekend and be out of the way when students return to school on Tuesday, September 6....more >>

All district schools make AYP this year

The school district received a bit of good news this week when they found out they met the adequate yearly progress standards by the United States Department of Education. "Certainly it shows we are continuing to move in the right direction," Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum James Schwarz said....more >>
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1856: U.S. Army troops from Fort Tejon and Fort Miller prepare to ride out to protect Keyesville, California, from Yokut Indian attack.
1861: Arkansas becomes the ninth state to secede from the Union.
1862: Henry David Thoreau dies of tuberculosis at age 44.
1864: In the second day of the Battle of Wilderness between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet is wounded by his own men.
1877: Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to U.S. troops in Nebraska.Crazy Horse brought General Custer to his end.