Locals react to county school board woes

Oxford parent Tom Moore is quite pleased with the education his first grade son is getting through the Oxford special education program. As a matter of fact, he couldn’t say enough about the teachers and staff. “He’s getting wonderful assistance,” said Moore, whose son has Asperger’s Syndrom. “I give Oxford schools a top grade for […]

Oxford Schools surplus to offset state cuts

Oxford Area Community Schools is preparing to lose around $223,000 from this year’s budget due to cuts at the state level, but the good news is a $230,000 surplus will offset the effects ? for now. Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced late last week that a shortfall of $127 million in the state school aid budget […]

Top cop’s kitty finds his way home

So, why did the kitty-cat dare to cross M-24? Well, if it was Oxford Village Police Chief Mike Neymanowski’s feline, he was probably just trying to get back home ? and didn’t remember that the family had moved just a few days before. Over the December holidays, Chief Neymanowski and his family moved from their […]

Wrestlers split the week

The Wildcat grapplers split this past week when they won on Wednesday’s dual meet against West Bloomfield and Waterford Kettering and then lost at the Heartland Team Tournament. The team’s record is now 13-5. At the dual meet, Oxford beat West Bloomfield 43-26 and Waterford Kettering 75-6. “Pretty much everyone on the team won their […]

Tables turned

For decades school districts have been handing out report cards. Administrators and teachers alike have been grading students on their abilities and achievements with A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s and F’s. Now the tables are turning and it’s the schools that will soon be receiving letter grades come this April. The Michigan State Board of Education […]

A voice for parents

As Oakland Public Schools begins the long process of investigating the possible mismanagement of special education dollars on the new administration building, many taxpayers and parents of special education students are looking for a pathway for expressing their views and opinions. One such pathway is the county Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) for Special Education. The […]

Career resources at Oxford High

Do you have a senior and you’re starting to wonder how you’ll find the money for all of those first-year college expenses? Or maybe you’re just hoping for a little assistance with tuition or school books? Maybe you have a sophomore or junior just looking for career options? The Oxford High School Career Resource Room […]

Oxford teen skates for Team Elan

Gliding across the ice while perfecting routines with twists and jumps can be hard enough for someone alone on ice. But what happens when you put 20 young women together and synchronize their movements and aerials? You get something unique, smooth and beautiful called Team Elan. Oxford High School junior Katie Graney, 17, has been […]

St Joe’s school ready to celebrate 50 years

Staff and students at St. Joseph School in Lake Orion have two reasons to rejoice this week – the celebration of Catholic Schools Week and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the school. Catholic Schools Week started on Sunday and continues through until Saturday, Jan. 31. Everyday the students focus upon a different idea: parish, community, […]

Wildcats set slopes of snow on fire

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures are nothing to the men and women of the Oxford/Brandon ski team who burned up the slopes at Mt. Holly this past week. This past Wednesday, the Lady Cat skiers defeated Holly 22-57; and on Monday they continued their speed by sliding past Carman-Ainsworth 26-44. Against Holly, the Oxford ladies […]