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Enrollment up at Clarkston schools

Clarkston Community Schools has grown - by 27 students to 8,051 in the district. The increase in enrollment was from fall count day, which took place Oct. 5, not only around the district but around the state....more >>
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Raising money a lap at a time

Pine Knob Elementary and Springfield Plains Elementary students put their sneakers on and grabbed their water bottles, Oct. 7. It was time for their annual Fun Run, their main fundraising event for their schools....more >>

Schools earn energy awards

Seven Clarkston schools earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star certification for their energy efficiency efforts. The schools include Andersonville Elementary, Bailey Lake Elementary, Clarkston Elementary, North Sashabaw Elementary, Pine Knob Elementary, Springfield Plains Elementary and Renaissance High School working with Clarkston Community Education....more >>
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Brain games come to OES

Students from around Oxford and metro Detroit flexed their mental muscles Saturday morning as Oxford Elementary hosted their region's first official Michigan League of Academic Games tournament of the school year....more >>
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OES gets a memorable physics lesson

Oxford Elementary had a special visitor last week that was seven stories tall and filled with 90,000 cubic feet of hot air. But it wasn't a fairy tale giant or a politician seeking votes; it was a hot air balloon....more >>

OMS plans to change lives one hat at a time

Who says you can't be fashionable and stylish, yet still be compassionate and globally-minded? Not the students at Oxford Middle School. As part of their on-going efforts to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, the students are launching a community service project that aids impoverished African families by purchasing hats knitted by Ugandan women....more >>

OHS choir to perform best of Broadway

There is no need to travel to New York City to hear the best music Broadway has to offer. Starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, the OHS Choir program presents "A Taste of Broadway," a showcase of top musical numbers from popular Broadway shows such as "Phantom of the Opera," "Westside Story," "Spamalot," "South Pacific," "The Wiz," "Guys and Dolls," "Wicked" and more....more >>
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Born October 6th
1895: Caroline Gordon, writer (The Strange Children).
1906: Janet Gaynor, film actress.
1908: Carol Lombard, American comediennne and actress.
1908: Sammy Price, jazz pianist.
1914: Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian anthropologist and explorer.
October 6th
in history
1965: Patricia Harris takes post as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, becoming the first African American U.S. ambassador.
1966: Hanoi insists the United States must end its bombings before peace talks can begin. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1969: Special Forces Captain John McCarthy is released from Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary, pending consideration of his appeal to murder charges.
1973: Israel is taken by surprise when Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War. Only selfless acts of bravery by the 188th Barak Brigade prevented the Syrians from capturing the heights and threatening the entire north of Israel.
1981: Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat is assassinated in Cairo by Islamic fundamentalists. He is succeeded by Vice President Hosni Mubarak.