Oakland Parks seeking volunteers to monitor nests

This activity is for the birds… literally. Oakland Parks is currently seeking volunteers to help monitor nest boxes at several of their parks, including Addison Oaks in Leonard and Orion Oaks in Lake Orion, for the Eastern Bluebird and other native birds. Those interested are invited to attend a free training class, held Sunday, March. […]

Four grapplers place at state finals

Eight Wildcat wrestlers competed at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Individual Finals, held March 2 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Four of those wrestlers walked away with All-State honors. Junior Sergio Borg finished fourth while senior Garrett Tyrell, junior Ryan Miller and sophomore Devin Trevino each finished seventh. Other qualified wrestlers that […]

Trail sign boasts student design

When OHS sophomore Brandon Groedl was drafting a sign for a project in his engineering class last year, he had no idea that his design concept would eventually be selected for signage along the Polly Ann Trail. “It was just a school project and they said they were going to pick the best one and […]

Schools to seek community input via online survey

Oxford community members are being asked for their thoughts and opinions on Oxford Schools to help work towards a better tomorrow for the district. Oxford’s school board discussed the upcoming surveys at a recent board meeting. The surveys are expected to be provided by K-12 Insight and are budgeted to cost the district approximately $5,000 […]

District prepares to ease zero-tolerance policy

Oxford School officials are working to implement changes to the district’s disciplinary policies following changes at Michigan’s state level. Oxford’s board of education discussed these changes at a recent meeting. The shift comes on the heels of a state decision, made in December 2016, which will ease zero-tolerance policies in public schools and give district […]

Band director makes pitch for 200 new uniforms

Oxford High School Band Director Jim Gibbons made an appeal for the school board to consider buying new band uniforms at a Feb. 21 meeting. The cost of the 200 uniforms would be $91,510 and would be paid for out of the 2017-18 general fund budget, according to Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Sam […]

Public Safety

Feb 25: Oxford Village Police received a call at 12:06 p.m. from a concerned Oxford resident, who reported that a man wearing an orange jacket was allegedly making lewd gestures and pulling markers out of the ground. Police were unable to locate the suspect. Feb. 24: An 18-year-old Rochester man called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies […]

Prelim. count shows schools up 37 pupils

According to preliminary numbers from Oxford Schools’ Feb. 8 Count Day, the district is up 37.27 full-time equivalent (FTE) students from the fall’s preliminary count, bringing the total count to 5939.29. However, that number could change as the district has six weeks following count day for students to attend classes and be added to the […]

Lowe hired as building official, ordinance officer for Addison

When one door closes, another opens. This was especially true at a Feb. 13 Addison Township board meeting, when board members voted unanimously to appoint township employee Doug Lowe to the position of Building Official-Ordinance Officer, after longtime Building Official Mike Boisvert retired. Boisvert served in the position for over a decade. “I have the […]

All secondary roads to get dust control

Those driving through Addison Township may notice a little less dust in the wind this summer. For the second year in a row, Addison Township officials agreed to have calcium chloride applied to all secondary public roads throughout the township for dust control. Examples include Noble Road, Curtis Road and Peninsula Drive. The township board […]

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