School district looks to begin buying buses

Oxford Schools is looking to spend a total $1.5 million on new buses using proceeds from its recently approved $28.28 million bond. Although the district will not be receiving proceeds until after the first bonds are sold in late May, officials are already putting a plan in place to ensure the district can get the […]

Statewide cyber charter school asks district to serve as authorizer

Oxford Schools has been commended for its ‘innovation’ by district and state officials in recent years. Now, out-of-the-box initiatives like Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) has attracted the attention of an entirely different sector within the education field—a statewide online charter school. Michigan Connections Academy, a part of global learning company Pearson Education, recently proposed an […]

School board elects new officers

The Oxford Community Schools Board of Education kicked off its first meeting of the year by electing its officers for the 2018 calendar year on Jan. 9. Tom Donnelly was unanimously elected to serve as the board’s president and spokesperson after being elected to the Board of Education in November 2017. Donnelly was absent from […]

Public safety

Jan. 11: A 31-year-old Oxford woman told Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies that someone had allegedly opened several credit cards using her name. The woman told deputies she realized this after she received a number of letters which stated the cards would arrive soon. The woman told deputies she had contacted one of the credit card […]

Lady bowlers on a roll in OAA

The Oxford High School girls varsity bowling team is on a roll this season. The team brings six talented members to the table this season, with four returning. Those returning are juniors Megan Armbruster and Claire Sandstrom and seniors Marissa Smith and Deanna Staser. Head Coach JR Lafnear said he is counting on Armbruster and […]

Players learning life lessons on ice

The Oxford Avondale United Hockey team is back and ready to shoot for the top of the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) white division. This season’s team has 14 athletes total (ten from Oxford), with nine returning players (six from Oxford). According to Head Coach Dan Henzie, he’s hoping to instill life lessons within his players […]

Swimmers continue winning streak

The Oxford boys varsity swim team has been splashing away the competition this season and now stands 4-0 overall following its Jan. 11 win over the Rochester Falcons. The Wildcats walked away with a solid 114-72 point win and claimed the top spot in 10 of the 12 events that night. The events were as […]

Anti-human trafficking group to host first meeting Jan. 11

A new group in Oxford is aiming to help community members take action against human trafficking operations. After nearly a year of development, the Lake Orion-Oxford Community Group under the Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP) will host its first public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Oxford Public Library (530 […]

DECA members work to increase financial literacy among students

Financial literacy means understanding how the decisions you make today can affect you in the future and it’s a concept that many area youngsters recently had a crash-course in thanks to a group of local DECA students. Oxford High School seniors Kalli Mulholland and Cameron Collins have been teaching fellow Wildcats financial literacy throughout the […]

Swim team dives into season undefeated

Oxford’s boys swim and dive team is looking to wash away its competition this season and is well on its way with a 3-0 record. The Wildcats made a name for themselves as they claimed a 136-50 victory over Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White division rival Clarkston on Dec. 21. Oxford took the top spot […]

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