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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 April 27th
1791: Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the code.
1822: Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during the American Civil War, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877).
1840: Edward Whymper, the first man to climb the Matterhorn.
1900: Walter Lantz, cartoonist, creator of Woody Woodpecker.
1904: Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet, father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
April 27th
in history
1861: President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
1861: West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from the Union.
1863: The Army of the Potomac begins marching on Chancellorsville.
1865: The Sultana, a steam-powered riverboat, catches fire and burns after one of its boilers explodes. At least 1,238 of the 2,031 passengers--mostly former Union POWs--are killed.
1909: The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid II, is overthrown.