Schweig calling it quits

Oxford Board of Education member Mike Schweig submitted his resignation at the June 13 meeting following some confusion regarding the process to amend meeting minutes. “I’ve always appreciated people who see the dignity in the struggle and, sometimes, that struggle is amazing. However, lately I have not been able to serve as a unifying force […]

Estimated $2,500-plus raised for Lone Ranger festivities

A total of 540 folks gathered at eight bars and restaurants in downtown Oxford Saturday night to enjoy adult beverages, delicious food and good company as part of a pub crawl to benefit the annual Lone Ranger Parade and Festival. The event grossed approximately $4,000, of which, after expenses, it’s estimated that more than $2,500 […]

School board presented $56.7M budget

A $56.7 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which begins July 1, was presented last week to the Oxford Board of Education by Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Sam Barna. The budget includes nearly $56.7 million in total revenue, with local revenue accounting for $5.8 million of that total, based on a student […]

Discussion continues on sex ed. changes

Clear Lake Elementary Physical Education/Health Teacher Mike Sudrovech made a June 13 presentation to Oxford’s Board of Education, along with Oxford High School Physical Education Teacher Dave Brown and Lakeville Principal Kristy Gibson-Marshall, on proposed changes to the district’s sexuality and reproductive curriculum. According to Gibson-Marshall, the committee received feedback from more than 500 families […]

Survey reveals incidents of bullying down in Oxford Schools

Incidents of bullying are down within the Oxford school district since the implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention program six years ago, according to questionnaires answered by students. Denise Sweat, assistant superintendent of student services, and Dean of Oxford High School Pam Fine presented the highlights from data collected via voluntary student-answered questionnaires distributed last […]

OES student raises funds, buys supplies for dog rescue

Pooches at the K-9 Stray Rescue League will benefit from the good work of Oxford resident Bella Spezia. Bella, a fifth-grader at Oxford Elementary (OES), donated supplies towards the local animal rescue last Saturday. Bella became inspired while completing her fifth-grade exhibition project at OES. During their fifth-grade year, as part of the International Baccalaureate […]

Clear Lake enjoys Field Day

Students of Clear Lake Elementary got to burn-off some major energy during the school’s annual field day event June 6. The kids enjoyed fresh air and sunshine as they played a variety of fun games.  

Orion students tour Post 108’s military museum

More than 200 students from Lake Orion Community Schools recently visited American Legion Post 108 in Oxford Township. The students walked through the post’s military museum, getting an up-close look at various uniforms, medals and other artifacts from throughout history. Proper flag-folding procedures were demonstrated by Jim Parkhurst, a U.S. Army veteran and curator of […]

Board conflict ‘fully resolved’

The conflict that surrounded the issue of “board governance” was declared “fully resolved” at the June 13 Oxford Board of Education meeting. For details on the events that led to the conflict, please read the May 17 article, “Board Governance a source of conflict for school officials,” and “Concerns expressed over how board conducts itself,” […]

Public Safety

June 18: Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home located on the corner of Glenmoor Dr. and W. Drahner Rd. at 8:22 p.m. A 30-year-old resident stated he had allegedly observed a white male and female with a cooler and fishing poles sitting on his patio furniture located on a waterside deck. The […]

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