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Special needs students get iPads for X-mas

Christmas came early for Lakeville Elementary teachers Amy Devin and Lauren Pawlowski. Devin and Pawlowski, who teach special needs children, got a surprise Christmas present when they were presented with two brand new iPads, donated by Benjamin Duff, president of Cornerpieces, a charity organization located in Sault Ste....more >>
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Sing-along with OES, Clear Lake

Prior to leaving for Christmas break, the students at Oxford and Clear Lake elementaries enjoyed their annual sing-alongs last week, which consisted of festive tunes and a wacky holiday play put on by each school's respective staff....more >>
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OHS Spanish Club says 'Feliz Navidad' to seniors

The Oxford High School Spanish Club spread some Christmas cheer and promoted a little cultural awareness last week during its visit to Independence Village of Waterstone. The students sang a variety Christmas songs, in both Spanish and English, to a delighted audience of senior citizens, some of whom chose to sing along....more >>

School district votes to withdraw from International Academy

With Oxford High School getting closer and closer to International Baccalaureate authorization, the Board of Education unanimously voted during their meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 to gradually withdraw their students from the International Academy (IA), located in Bloomfield Hills....more >>
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Perfect harmony for the holiday season

Oxford's Super Singers were in perfect harmony at their Christmas concert held Dec. 15 at the high school's Fine Arts Center. Consisting of fourth and fifth-graders from Oxford, Leonard, Lakeville and Clear Lake elementaries, the group sang a variety of holiday tunes from the timeless classics of Irving Berlin to a fun rap version of "Up on the Housetop....more >>
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Born October 23rd
1844: Sarah Bernhardt, French actress.
1869: John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
1925: Johnny Carson, American television personality who hosted the Tonight Show.
1940: Pele, legendary Brazilian soccer player who scored 1,281 goals in 22 years
1942: Michael Crichton, writer (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain).
October 23rd
in history
1942: The Western Task Force, destined for North Africa, departs from Hampton Roads, Virginia. The men of Sub-Task Force Goalpost.
1952: The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.
1954: In Paris, an agreement is signed providing for West German sovereignty and permitting West Germany to rearm and enter NATO and the Western European Union.
1973: A U.N. sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur war between Israel and Syria. Sacrificial stand in the Golan Heights.
1983: A truck filled with explosives, driven by a Moslem terrorist, crashes into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The bomb kills 237 Marines and injures 80. Almost simultaneously, a similar incident occurs at French military headquarters, where 58 die and 15 are injured.