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Vote and help Daniel Axford win video contest

Grab your mouse and start clicking because Daniel Axford (DA) Elementary needs your help to win an on-line contest. DA is a finalist in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2012 Video Contest....more >>

Dogs visit Alpha

Springfield Plains Elementary's Alpha Club welcomed U.S. Therapy Dogs of Davison, Jan. 10. They work patients in hospitals, as well as with children and seniors. Alpha Club, Junior Optimist groups, are sponsored by Clarkston Area Optimists Club in local elementary schools....more >>
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No place for bullies at OMS, OHS

Nobody likes a bully, especially Oxford High School seniors Sara Ruch and Kayli Kammerer. That's why these two young ladies chose to help organize and promote the Bully Busters program at their school and Oxford Middle School....more >>

OES Action Wall promotes making a difference

At Oxford Elementary, no good deed goes unnoticed. Just ask all the students and teachers whose photos and positive accomplishments are prominently featured on the school's Action Wall....more >>

Changing the world one good deed at a time

Fifth-grader Emma DiMalanta She wrote a letter to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asking if he could help save the life of Yousef Nadarkhani, an imprisoned Iranian pastor who is facing the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity....more >>
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18 BPA students qualify for state competition

"Total shock." That's how Oxford High School teacher Maria Wolbert described her reaction to the fact that all 18 of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) students who participated in the regional competition qualified for the state competition....more >>
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Clear Lakers give their brains a boost

Who said reading and math isn't fun. Six students at Clear Lake Elementary found out reading and practicing math over Christmas Break pays off as they were invited to an after school party on Jan....more >>

OHS juniors apply now for youth police, govt. programs

Oxford High School juniors interested in learning about the inner workings of government or pursuing a career in law enforcement can pick up applications for special summer programs in the counseling office....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.