Running for fun and funds

Students from Daniel Axford and Oxford elementary schools participated in their annual Fund Run on Friday. Organized by the PTO, the event features students running laps around a track to raise money for their schools. It’s great exercise, a lot of fun and enables schools to get things they want or need.  

Fashion show raises nearly $5K for scholarships

Oxford area retailers showed off some of the season’s latest fashions at the Oxford Women’s Club Annual Fashion Show Oct. 5. With around 200 in attendance, the event raised nearly $5,000 for Oxford student scholarships, according to Oxford Women’s Club Treasurer Nancy Wray. “The vendors were wonderful… they all just did a super job. Great […]

Pistons help kick off ‘the ultimate game’ at Clear Lake

Clear Lake Elementary students were recently treated to an assembly to kick off the school’s building-wide theme for the 2016-17 year, “Learning, the ultimate game.” “We’re hoping through the theme, our kids (learn to) set goals and then really understand that, to be able to reach our goals, we need to continue practicing to get […]

Teachers union endorses school board candidates

Based on the school board candidate forum held at Boulder Pointe on Thursday evening, the Oxford Education Association (OEA) is endorsing four candidates for three open positions. Recommendations are based on each candidate’s verbal and written responses to questions about a variety of topics. Each of the five candidates in attendance was very well-spoken and […]

Ex-mgr. continues criticism of OCTV

Oxford Township receives $285,000 in PEG and franchise fees annually from Charter and AT&T. These monies are not ear-marked and are available for public use. To avoid privatization attempts, the board quickly passed a motion to continue supporting Oxford Community Television (OCTV). Public access TV is no longer relevant in today’s digital world. Additionally, OCTV […]

School board candidates make their cases

Nearly 60 people showed up to Boulder Pointe on Sept. 29 for the Oxford School Board Candidate Forum hosted by Rod Charles. The format for the evening included minute and a half opening statements by candidates and one minute each to answer questions provided by the audience. Present at the forum were candidates Tom Donnelly, […]

Boy dedicated birthday to canine rescue

While other kids his age may ask for toys or gadgets for their birthday, Oxford resident Dylan Warren requested only one thing of his guests – kindness. Dylan held his 9th birthday party last weekend and asked his classmates to bring gifts, not for him, but for the K-9 Stray Rescue League in Oxford. Among […]

District to survey students about bullying

The Oxford school district will soon have greater insight when it comes to student views regarding its bullying and harassment prevention policies. At the Sept. 27 board meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Denise Sweat reported district officials will administer surveys to students using a service known as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). The […]

Tennis, anyone? New boys team takes the court

Although Oxford High School has had a girls tennis team for the past four years, this is the first year there has been a squad for the boys. Together, the team is hoping to pave the way for future players. “Our number one goal is to make this a long-term, successful program. (We’ll accomplish) that […]

Leonard Library given a ‘camp-like’ feel

Leonard Elementary’s media center and its surrounding area got a new look over the summer, thanks to the Leonard Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The media center was made over with a “camp-like” feel, complete with a reading row boat, new chairs, rugs, curtains, pillows that resemble logs and a campfire to sit around while […]

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