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OHS auto students headed for state finals

It happens like clockwork every spring. Oxford High School's automotive technology program sends two talented students to the state finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition....more >>
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OHS auto students headed for state finals

It happens like clockwork every spring. Oxford High School's automotive technology program sends two talented students to the state finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition....more >>
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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

Following the Yellow Brick Road isn't the only way to get to the Emerald City. Leonard Elementary students learned they can simply read their way to the shining city in the merry old Land of Oz....more >>
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OES gets healthy!

Oxford Elementary students took a break last week from their usual studies to a receive a high-energy lesson in healthy living. Representatives from Powerhouse Gym in Orion Township visited the school to talk about the importance of eating nutritious, well-balanced meals, engaging in some sort of physical activity on a daily basis and drinking plenty of water as opposed to soda pop....more >>
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Wax figures come to life!

Some of history's most well-known – and little-known –inventors and innovators were immortalized at Leonard Elementary last week as part of a living wax museum. Fifty fourth-graders dressed up as famous figures such as Issac Newton, George Washington Carver, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Nobel, Henry Ford, Neil Armstrong and Steve Jobs....more >>
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Who's the Master of the House?

Oxford Middle School's sixth, seventh and eighth-grade classes competed in a variety of wacky contests and races last week as part of the annual "Master of the House" event. The competition is designed to build school spirit (a....more >>

Schools looking at $3.4 million shortfall in next year's budget

Clarkston Schools are looking at a $3.4 million shortfall in next year's budget. "Indicators predict 2012-2013 will be the worst year yet for revenue, based on the governor's budget proposal," said Mary Beth Rogers, executive director of business services....more >>
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Kids serve community

First-grader Jordin Moore spreads cheese on a dog biscuit, adding more zing for dogs at the humane society. Independence Elementary students spent March 22 participating in S.O.C....more >>
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A furry tale

Wolfie, Clarkston High School mascot, and his two helpers, cheerleaders Rachel Henderson and Sarah Keller, stopped by Andersonville Elementary during lunch on Wednesday. During the month, students had celebrity readers every lunch on Wednesday for March is Reading Month....more >>
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Born September 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.
1915: Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.
1944: Troops of the U.S. First Army enter Belgium.More than 6,000 trucks of the Red Ball Express kept gasoline and other vital supplies rolling in as American troops and tanks pushed the Germans back toward their homeland.
1945: Japan signs the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.The International Military Tribunal for the Far East meted out justice to Japanese war criminals at locations throughout Asia.