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New MEAP scoring means new baseline

Clarkston MEAP scores are down this year, but that's because the state moved the goal posts. "The drops in scores this year are totally a reflection of the state's changes in cut scores," said Dr....more >>
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Working their heart for others

First through sixth graders were armed and ready with jump ropes on Feb. 14 inside the Independence Elementary gym for the "Jump Rope for Hearts" event. Groups would jump rope as hard and as fast as they could for about 30-60 seconds before switching groups....more >>
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Bad grades, fibs led to success for children's book illustrator

As a kid, Matt Faulkner didn't get the best grades in school and he liked to tell wildly, imaginative fibs to his mother. But if it weren't for those experiences, the Lake Orion resident wouldn't be the person he is today, which is a highly-successful illustrator and author of children's books....more >>
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Wildcats beat Dragons in Special Olympics hoops

Lake Orion High School's gym rocked Feb. 14 with cheers, shouts and wild applause as both Dragon and Wildcat spectators alike rooted for their respective Special Olympics basketball teams....more >>
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'Carnegie Hall comes to Oxford'

Oxford High School Choir Director Christopher Card is calling the upcoming musical performance at the high school "Carnegie Hall comes to Oxford." On Saturday, Feb. 25, select students from the high school choir program, along with Grand Haven Choral Ensemble and Rochester College Chorus will present "Sunrise Mass," an unpublished work from Norwegian pianist-composer Ola Gjeilo....more >>
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Born May 3rd
1898: Golda Mier, Fourth Prime Minister of Israel (1969-1974).
1912: May Sarton, poet and writer.
1913: William Inge, American playwright (Picnic, Bus Stop).
1919: Betty Compden, lyricist.
1919: Pete Seeger, folksinger and songwriter.
May 3rd
in history
1952: The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.
1968: After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retake Dai Do complex in Vietnam, only to find the North Vietnamese have evacuated the area.
1971: James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King's assassin, is caught in a jail break attempt.
1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain.
1982: A British submarine sinks Argentina's only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.