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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 16th
1893: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925: Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925: B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1926: John Knowles, writer (A Separate Peace).
1950: Henry Louis Gates Jr., critic and scholar.
September 16th
in history
1940: Congress passes the Selective Service Act, which calls for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
1942: The Japanese base at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands is raided by American bombers.Led by legendary flier Jimmy Doolittle, 16 U.S. Army B-25 bombers broke through Japanese defenses on April 18, 1942, to strike Tokyo and other cities in broad daylight.
1945: Japan surrenders Hong Kong to Britain.RAF officer Aidan MacCarthy narrowly escaped the Nazis, spent three years in Japanese POW camps and survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
1950: The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur's troops heading south from Inchon.A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1972: South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army. Lessons learned in the savage 1972 Eastertide Offensive paid off at the Battle of Khafji almost two decades later.