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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 October 25th
1888: Richard E. Byrd, U.S. aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the North Pole.
1889: Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).
1902: Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.
1914: John Berryman, poet.
1941: Anne Tyler, novelist (The Accidental Tourist, Ladder of Years).
October 25th
in history
1916: German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria. Eagle of the Aegean Sea
1923: The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.
1940: German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow. Germany's lost victory at Kursk.
1944: The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world's largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters. On patrol north of the Philippine island of Luzon, USS Batfish destroyed three Japanese submarines in four nights.
1950: Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea. 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.