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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choir program, along with Grand Haven Choral Ensemble and Rochester College Chorus will present "Sunrise Mass," an unpublished work from Norwegian pianist-composer Ola Gjeilo....more 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 August 31st
1899: Lynn Riggs, writer, her book Green Grow the Lilacs was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein to become Oklahoma.
1903: Arthur Godfrey, radio and television personality.
1905: Sanford Meisner, influential acting teacher.
1907: Wiliam Shawn, longtime editor of The New Yorker.
1908: Wiliam Saroyan, author and playwright (The Human Comedy).
August 31st
in history
1919: The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, Workers of the world unite!
1928: Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera opens in Berlin.
1940: Joseph Avenol steps down as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
1942: The British army under General Bernard Law Montgomery defeats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Battle of Alam Halfa in Egypt.
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.