Dunckley resigns

Oxford High School Principal Todd Dunckley has announced his resignation from Oxford Community Schools “in order to pursue career opportunities.” Dunckley will continue as OHS principal until June 30, the conclusion of the current school year. He did not return phone calls seeking comment. In his March 10 letter of resignation, Dunckley reflected on his […]

District estimates $25M in capital improvements needed

Now that the district’s amended general fund budget has been approved, Oxford school officials are crunching the numbers in the hopes of funding capital improvement projects over the next three years. Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Sam Barna presented a list of recommended capital improvement projects at a recent board meeting. According to Barna, […]

Local teens do well in horse quiz

Moriah Orlando, a Leonard resident, and Hailey Boger, of Oxford, had their equine knowledge put to the test when they competed in a Quiz Rally with the Metamora II Hunt Club, a division of the Great Lakes Region of the United States Pony Club. The U.S. Pony Clubs started in 1954 to teach the English […]

District looks to refinance debt, save $700K in interest

Oxford Schools taxpayers could benefit from a potential refinancing of the debt the district owes to the School Loan Revolving Fund (SLRF), a move which is expected to save an estimated $700,000 in interest. School officials are looking into refinancing the SLRF debt, which will increase to an estimated $19.9 million by April 30. The […]

OHS marching band gets new uniforms

  The Oxford High School marching band will order new uniforms for the first time in nearly 12 years, following board approval. During a regular meeting of the Oxford Schools Board of Education in February, board members listened to a presentation from OHS Band Director Jim Gibbons, who explained the need for the uniforms. It […]

llustrator visits DA Elementary

Daniel Axford Elementary students gathered in the school’s gymnasium in groups on March 16, as a part of National Reading Month, to hear Illustrator Cyd Moore share information about her books and her life. Moore has published over 50 children’s books, including “I Love You, Stinky Face” and “He’s Been a Monster all Day.” Her […]

Team Trouble had no trouble winning state titles

Twenty-two Oxford students, grades 3-6, competed in the annual Academic Games tournament held March 1-3 in Grand Rapids. The tournament, organized by Michigan League of Academic Games (MLAG), challenges students’ thinking skills in the subjects of language arts, English, history and mathematics, and is designed to make learning fun. Oxford’s teams went up against schools […]

Holocaust survivor tells her tale to OMS students

Erna (Blitzer) Gorman learned how to be a survivor early in life after she lived through one of the worst genocides in human history. Gorman, a Holocaust survivor, shared her story with all 7th-graders at Oxford Middle School last Tuesday morning during a 90-minute presentation in the OMS commons area. Gorman is the author of […]

Come away to Neverland!: OHS bringing musical ‘Peter Pan’ to the stage

Oxford High School will be presenting the beloved J.M. Barrie classic “Peter Pan” Wednesday, March 22 through Sunday, March 26 in the OHS Performing Arts Center. More than 75 OHS students have been involved in the production of the musical since January. The musical tells the family-favorite story of Peter Pan (OHS senior Tori Spring), […]

Local man’s van wins at Autorama

Kurt Graham isn’t your typical artist. Instead of canvas or clay, his medium is cars. And his latest work, a modified 1963 Corvair Panel Van, won first place in the Mild Van category at the Detroit Autorama custom car showcase, held Feb. 24-26. Graham, a 1980 Oxford High graduate, first purchased the van for a […]