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Are year-round schools the answer?

Because there is evidence that shows that students lose much of what they learn over the summer if they're not in an active learning mode, particularly in lower performing schools, Governor Rick Snyder in his State-of-State Address suggested looking at year-round schools....more >>

Law updates school safety drills

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Feb. 25 updating Michigan's school safety drill requirements to ensure students are better prepared in times of emergency. "This legislation will help give parents peace of mind in knowing their children and school officials are trained and prepared for possible school emergencies," Snyder said in a Press Release....more >>
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'Beauty and the Beast' at OHS March 19-22

Oxford High School thespians will bring the award-winning Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast" to the stage March 19-22 at the school's Fine Arts Center. In order to bring "a tale as old as time" to life, it took a lot of busy hands behind the scenes, according to Director Krista Price....more >>
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Kids invited to read to a therapy dog

Sometimes reading aloud is an easier experience when the audience has soft fur, floppy ears and loves to give wet kisses. That was the case for Daniel Axford Elementary first-grader Hudson Chisholm who spent some time March 5 reading to a registered therapy dog named Charley at the Oxford Public Library....more >>
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Lakeville jumps!

Last week, hundreds of Lakeville Elementary students participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart event, a fund-raiser for the American Heart Association. The kids did all sorts of things to get their heart rates up including jumping rope and hula-hooping....more >>
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Reed, Desotell claim victory in OHS brake competition

Brakes are designed to stop cars and trucks, but they don't even slow down Oxford High School's agile auto students. Thirty-two future mechanics participated in the automotive program's annual brake competition held March 11....more >>
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Pelts for floats

It's been a long time since beaver pelts have been a major form of currency in the United States, but it appears they've made a comeback at Leonard Elementary School. Last week, the school's gymnasium was transformed into an old-fashioned trading post where students could purchase goods using furs....more >>
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Curling up with a good book

Things were comfy and cozy at Leonard Elementary School Friday night as students snuggled together in the gymnasium to enjoy some good books. Wearing their pajamas and wrapped in soft, fuzzy blankets, the kids munched fresh, hot popcorn and hugged their favorite stuffed friends as they listened to fun stories....more >>
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Born August 27th
1871: Theodore Dreiser, novelist (Sister Carrie).
1899: C.S. Forester, novelist and author of the Horatio Hornblower series.
1908: Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States (1963-1969).
1910: Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
August 27th
in history
1861: Union troops make an amphibious landing at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
1862: As the Second Battle of Bull Run rages, Confederate soldiers attack Loudoun County, Virginia.
1881: New York state's Pure Food Law goes into effect to prevent the adulteration of food or drugs.
1894: The United States congress passes an income tax law as part of a general tariff act, but it is found unconstitutional.
1910: Thomas Edison demonstrates the first talking pictures--using a phonograph--in his New Jersey laboratory.