Prelim. count shows district up 240 FTE students: Oxford Virtual Academy sees highest growth

District officials throughout Oxford tallied their student counts last Wednesday in hopes of a larger check from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Based on the unofficial numbers, the district is up approximately 239.69 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students from last fall, bringing the total count up to 5,917.39. The state-mandated count day helps to determine […]

Rotarians welcome Ruth

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson spoke to an audience of nearly 50 last Tuesday at the Oxford Public Library at an event hosted by the Rotary Club of Oxford. Johnson gave Oxford residents an update on a number of projects at the state level, including a current effort to increase the use of […]

Public Safety

Oct. 9: A woman living on the first block of Division St. called Oxford Village Police at 7:36 a.m., stating that Halloween pranksters placed signs in her yard overnight. Oct. 7: Oxford Village Police received a report at 7:01 a.m. from a business located on the 900 block of South Glaspie St. The caller stated […]

Swim team thumps Avondale 146-37

The Oxford Wildcats girls swim and dive team took the top spot in every event in a meet against Avondale Thursday, October 6, ultimately winning 146-37. The results are as follows: In the 200 Medley Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of sophomore Claire Alexander, junior Victoria Mc Clenaghan, freshman Ashlee Weltyk, and junior captain Rachel Commons […]

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 […]

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, […]

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