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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 September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
September 20th
in history
1850: The slave trade is abolished in the District of Columbia.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule ironically gave his life for the red man, not the black.
1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.
1863: Union troops under George Thomas prevent the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname the Rock of Chickamauga. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1934: Bruno Hauptmann arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.B.F. Mahoney was the 'mystery man' behind the Ryan company that built Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
1952: Scientists confirm that DNA holds hereditary data.