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OHS Chorale earns grand champion status

The Oxford High School Chorale was awarded the Grand Champion Trophy at the Music-in-the-Parks festival held at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH on Friday, May 18. Director of Choirs Chris Card took 120 of his 200 singers to the national competition....more >>

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Students show off fashion skills

Senior Ashley Rini and juniors Tanna Thronson and Krystal Tucker represented Oxford High School at the second annual SkillsUSA Dinner and Fashion show Wednesday May 9. They joined over 65 students from across Oakland County to demonstrate the skills they've been learning as part of the curriculum at the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (OSTC-NE) and to help offset costs for an upcoming national conference....more >>

Doors open in fourth school program

Project Lead the Way joins three other unlimited enrollment School of Choice programs in Clarkston. Open enrollment programs also include CSMTech, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and Advanced Studies Program....more >>
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Made it!

Trevor Smith celebrates ending his senior year on May 22 in the Clarkston High School gymnasium. The seniors took their last walk through the high school after exams. Graduation is June 4 for Clarkston at DTE Music Theatre....more >>
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Inspired by books

Springfield Plains Elementary students excitedly passed through the halls on Festival Day, May 18. All workshops were inspired by books. Students had a variety of workshops from health to travel to using their creative side to choose from....more >>
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1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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1740: Thomas Arne's song Rule Britannia is performed for the first time.
1759: British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.
1790: The first enumeration by the U.S. Census Bureau is completed. It shows a population of 3,939,326 located in 16 states and the Ohio territory. Virginia is the most populous state with 747,610 inhabitants. The census compilation cost $44,377.
1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.