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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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1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
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1619: The first group of twenty Africans is brought to Jamestown, Virginia.
1667: John Milton publishes Paradise Lost, an epic poem about the fall of Adam and Eve.
1741: Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering, commisioned by Peter the Great of Russia to find land connecting Asia and North America, discovers America.
1794: American General Mad Anthony Wayne defeats the Ohio Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in the Northwest territory, ending Indian resistance in the area.
1847: General Winfield Scott wins the battle of Churubusco on his drive to Mexico City.