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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 December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1829: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opens the first passenger railway line.
1918: The last of the food restrictions, that had been enforced because of the shortages during World War I, are lifted.
1929: Soviet troops leave Manchuria after a truce is reached with the Chinese over the Eastern Railway dispute.
1941: Japanese troops make an amphibious landing on the coast of Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, the Philippines. Remembering the Bataan Death March.
1942: The Soviets drive German troops back 15 miles at the Don River.Stalingrad foes meet again.