OAYA honors 44 kids for going ‘above and beyond what is expected’

Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance honored 44 elementary, middle and high school students last Thursday at the organization’s Annual Youth Recognition Ceremony. According to Youth Assistance Chair Judy Verse, the purpose of the awards program is to publicly acknowledge local youth who “go above and beyond what is expected of them” and who act as leaders and […]

Leonard loves moms!

Leonard Elementary student Vivian Slanec and her mother, Meredith, grab a tasty breakfast treat at the Muffins for Mom event held May 11 in honor of Mother’s Day. Photo by Elise Shire.

Tennis team makes best of tough season

This year’s slow start to spring has led to a lot of cancelled matches and less practice time for the Lady Wildcats varsity tennis team. But the team has not been letting this dampen their spirits, according to Head Coach Gayle Bailey and instead the girls have been seizing each challenge head-on. “We’ve had to […]

Lewis honored by mParks for youth sports work

Jennifer Lewis was recently honored as the 2018 Youth Sports Staff Member of the Year by the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks). Lewis started her involvement with the department at just 6-years-old, when she began running in its former track club program. At 14-years-old, after spending eight years in the program as an athlete, […]

Downtown pub crawl to support Lone Ranger festivities May 19

Oxford’s Lone Ranger Parade and Festival Pub Crawl will return on Saturday, May 19. Check-in for this event starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at midnight at any of the three check-in sites, which are located at HomeGrown Brewing Company (28 N. Washington St.), Sullivan’s Public House (23 N. Washington St.), and the 24th Street […]

Clear Lakers plant butterfly garden near Polly Ann Trail

More than 100 Clear Lake Elementary fifth-graders learned about the importance of pollinating insects and hummingbirds while lending a helping hand during a field trip last Friday by planting a butterfly garden, just off the Polly Ann Trail. While it wasn’t easy with 45 to 55 mile-per-hour winds blasting through the area, the persistent students […]

Evergreen again!

Clear Lake Elementary was recently awarded for its environmentally-savvy lifestyle as it received its 11th Evergreen Award by the Michigan Green Schools Program. This is the highest award offered by the Michigan Green Schools Program, which encourages public and private schools to participate in environmentally friendly and energy-saving activities. Clear Lake’s Green Team program has […]

OHS students suspended, face potential charges over alleged Snapchat threats

Two Oxford High School students were suspended and could potentially face criminal charges after they allegedly sent threatening Snapchat messages to classmates. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office investigated and determined that neither student was in possession of any weapons or had any access to them. On Friday morning at approximately 7:28 a.m., an anonymous email […]

OSEC earns top score in state’s new rating system

On a scale of 0 to 100, where does your child’s school rank? The Michigan Department of Education recently rolled out its new Michigan School Index System results —which provides a rating for Oxford schools and other Michigan public schools based upon performance. The highest-rated school in Oxford on the Michigan School Index System was […]

OMS student places 3rd in statewide essay contest

Oxford Middle School eighth-grader Carleigh Rodriguez placed third out of more than 6,000 middle school and junior high participants from across the state in the Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan’s annual America & Me essay contest. Rodriguez titled her essay “My Personal Michigan Hero” in accordance with the statewide competition’s theme. She submitted the essay […]