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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 14th
1890: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961).
1894: e.e. cummings, American poet.
1896: Lilian Gish, Film actress, The First Lady of the Silent Screen.
1905: Eugene Fodor, Hungarian-born travel writer.
1916: C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General.
October 14th
in history
1912: Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in assassination attempt in Milwaukee. He was saved by the papers in his breast pocket and, though wounded, insisted on finishing his speech.
1917: Mata Hari, a Paris dancer, is executed by the French after being convicted of passing military secrets to the Germans. Amy Elizabeth Thorpe, World War II Version of the Legendary Mata Hari
1930: Singer Ethel Merman stuns the audience when she holds a high C for sixteen bars while singing I Got Rhythm during her Broadway debut in Gershwin's Girl Crazy.
1933: The Geneva disarmament conference breaks up as Germany proclaims withdrawal from the disarmament initiative, as well as from the League of Nations, effective October 23. This begins German policy of independent action in foreign affairs. Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations, sold out the organization he had sworn to uphold.
1944: German Field Marshal Rommel, suspected of complicity in the July 20th plot against Hitler, is visited at home by two of Hitler's staff and given the choice of public trial or suicide by poison. He chooses suicide and it is announced that he died of wounds. Secret Ear for the Desert Fox.