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School spirit

Clarkston High School students slowly rose from the bleachers and lifted their hands in the air as the wave made its way around the gym on Sept. 22. Each of the three classes cheered, celebrated and competed in games during their Homecoming Pep Rally for the last attempt to win Spirit Week....more >>
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Kate Maloney is the new Oxford Idol

No doubt when Kate Maloney's interviewed someday about the humble origins of her phenomenal singing career, she'll cite winning the 2011 Oxford Idol contest as the beginning of her meteoric rise to fame....more >>

District hires new man to lead virtual academy

Oxford Community Schools has found the next leading man to take its Virtual Academy to new heights. At the board meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, the district officially hired Andrew Hulbert to become the Director of Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA), effective immediately....more >>
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Students run for fun and funds!

Students at Daniel Axford and Oxford elementaries participated in their annual Fun Runs last week to raise money for their schools' combined PTO. But they did more than just run. They hula-hooped, danced the YMCA, ran through a maze and chilled with the one and only Wildcat mascot....more >>
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From Wildcat teacher to Dragon administrator

An Oxford native is moving down to the land of the Dragons to assume an administrative position at a middle school in Lake Orion. Rob Murray, who taught fourth grade at Leonard Elementary last year, took his talents to Waldon Middle School in Lake Orion during the first part of the school year to become the middle school's assistant principal....more >>
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See Lakeville run!

Lakeville Elementary students (from left) Christopher Baksi, Alejandra Islas and Kaitlyn Weiss....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1882: N.C. Wyeth, painter famous for his illustrations of Treasure Island and Robin Hood.
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
October 22nd
in history
1836: Sam Houston sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas. In March 1843, 176 members of an unauthorized army of Texans captured in Mexico drew beans from a jar to determine which 17 among them would die for their alleged crimes.
1859: Spain declares war on the Moors in Morocco.
1862: Union troops push 5,000 confederates out of Maysbille, Ark., at the Second Battle of Pea Ridge. Cherokee Stand Watie exhibited bravery and leadership while fighting for two lost causes.
1907: Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.
1914: U.S. places economic support behind Allies. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.