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LOHS wins big at Solo & Ensemble Festival

"This is an outstanding achievement by the students of the Lake Orion High School Instrumental Music Program," said Michael Steele, LOHS Band Director. If it's February, then it's solo and ensemble time....more >>

New policy improves attendance at OHS

Show up for class and you don't have to take a final exam. Oxford High School's attendance incentive is quite simple and it seems to be working well. A state report released this month showed a 94....more >>
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Golden Globes of student art

Lake Orion High School students won several honors at the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing awards recently. They received four gold key portfolios, nine individual gold keys, 19 individual silver keys and 13 honorable mentions in the competition....more >>
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OHS grad heading to White House for internship

After getting a nudge from his college advisor to check into being a summer intern at the White House, Patrick Brooks decided to apply. Little did he know, he'd be accepted. "I am just really shocked I got in....more >>

Dragons and Wildcats Unite to Fight Cancer

By Joe. St. Henry Oakland County girls' basketball rivals Lake Orion and Oxford are joining forces in a show of unity this month to help fight cancer in the third annual "Coaches versus Cancer" game at 7 p....more >>

Enrollment for Schools of Choice to open March 1

Schools of Choice will once again open for enrollment for the first semester/trimester of the 2013 school year beginning March 1 and closing on Aug. 30. Consistent with last year, kindergarten through ninth grade will be unlimited enrollment, while ninth and 10th grades are limited to early college....more >>

Clear Laker wins White Cloud contest

Congratulations to Allison Hufstedler, 6, of Oxford, for being one of three national winners in a tissue box design competition sponsored by White Cloud. The Clear Lake Elementary kindergartner's colorful drawing of three happy lions enjoying a beautiful day in the great outdoors will be featured on special edition White Cloud tissue boxes that will be released in May and sold in Walmart stores across the nation....more >>
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Don't get in our way!

Oxford High School students blew off some steam before the big Winterfest basketball game Friday with a raucous pep assembly....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.
1917: The German Army recaptures the Russian Port of Riga from Russian forces.
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.