OHS students walk out to honor FL shooting victims

OHS students walk out to honor FL shooting victims

OHS student Dalton Myers holds up a photo of one of the victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida shooting. Behind him are (from left) Alyssa Donovan, Sophia Miller and Lauren Geyer. Photo by Elise Shire. Hordes of students from schools across the state – and around the […]

And the ‘Teacher of the Year’ is… Ryan Wasmund!

Lakeville Elementary fifth-grade teacher Ryan Wasmund was recently selected by Oakland Schools to receive its 2018 Oakland County Outstanding Elementary School Teacher of the Year award. The Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards are presented annually to honor teachers in Oakland County who have achieved, through their effort and example, the highest standards […]

Glass slippers and stepsisters: ‘Cinderella’ running March 22-25 at OHS Performing Arts Center

Oxford High School will be presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25 in the OHS Performing Arts Center. More than 100 OHS students have been involved in the production of the musical since January. Bringing a contemporary take to the classic tale of Cinderella, this musical tells the story of […]

Cyber charter school contract OKed

At a March 13 board meeting, Oxford’s Board of Education unanimously approved the issuance of a charter school contract to Lighthouse Connections Academy to operate as a cyber charter school. If the contract is approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), a partnership would be created between the online learning provider Connections Education (a […]

Cheerleading coaches accused of bullying

During a recent board meeting, Oxford High School senior Leah Vandecar and her parents, Jeanne and Rick Vandecar, accused Former Head Cheer Coach Erynn Pauli and Head Cheer Coach Christie Desano of “bullying” Leah for the past two years. According to Rick Vandecar, he had spoken out against the coaches approximately two years ago at […]

Anti-cell tower crowd gets second shot at public hearing

Approximately 20 concerned parents and Addison Township residents packed a March 8 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting for the second time to voice their opposition to a proposed cell tower planned for the northeast corner of Hosner and Oakwood roads, near Kingsbury Country Day School. This was the ZBA’s second public hearing regarding the […]

Making elementary students better readers

There’s been a large amount of attention given to the K-3 reading programs in Michigan schools over the last several years. In 2015, the state put $80 million into districts across the state in an effort to improve early literacy. The following year, the state passed a third-grade reading law, which calls for the retention […]

OMS student creates app for robotics teams

Wiz kids from Oxford’s middle and high school robotics teams focus on making their bots the best they can be every year – and like everything else in the world, there’s an app for that. Andrew Haselton, an OMS eighth-grader, has created a mobile application which monitors the actions and results of their competitors’ robots. […]

OAYA program teaches kids how to cope with stress

To adults, childhood can seem like a carefree time with no worries or headaches. But kids still experience stress. Things like school and their social life can sometimes create pressures that can feel overwhelming. That’s why Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) recently offered “Mindfulness and Movement” workshops to Oxford students. All second-graders at Lakeville, Leonard and […]

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