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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 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years' War.
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.
1861: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.
1863: General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee to find the Union Army there starving. Escaping a Rebel siege at Chattanooga.