School board OKs $500K land purchase

Oxford’s board of education has had its eye on the land just south of and adjacent to the high school’s current property for some time. At its Nov. 27 meeting, the board voted unanimously to enter  into a $500,000 purchase agreement with the Bingham Farms-based Burton-Katzman for 13.6 acres of land, starting with a $25,000 […]

OMS eighth-graders get glimpse of district court

A 38-year-old Rochester Hills man was sentenced to jail time and more than $800 in fines for operating a vehicle without a valid license, the latest on a long list of his run-ins with the law. The man, a single father hoping for probation, was sentenced by 52-3 District Judge Julie Nicholson inside Oxford Middle […]

Principal says Bridges needs counselor

After presenting to the Oxford Board of Education on all she and her employees do to help the students at Oxford Bridges High School trek toward a high school diploma, Bridges principal Aleetha Vanloozen told the board she has just one piece missing: a way to personally engage her students on a regular basis through […]

Virtual Academy principal presents Flex program to board

Oxford’s fastest growing school, Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA), clocked in this school year with about 1,600 full-time equivalency (FTE) students. To try and keep those students on track and with a hope to add even more kids to its virtual classrooms, OVA is piloting its Flex program. The school’s principal, Janet Schell, presented the program […]

ALICE training reaches students

After a semester full of Oxford Schools’ staff and administration being given active-shooter readiness training through the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform Counter and Evacuate) program, the training has finally reached the majority of the student body. Sam Barna, assistant superintendent of business and operations, informed the board of education at its Nov. 27 meeting that […]

Public Safety Dec. 5, 2018

Pregnancy and PPOs Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an Oxford manufactured home community on Nov. 27 in regard to a possible assault. A 22-year-old Waterford man was at his ex-girlfriend’s home in Oxford. She, as well as another ex-girlfriend who called officers, has a personal protection order (PPO) out against him, so he […]

Girls ski team aiming to claim division title

Snow is dusting Mount Holly once again, and the girls’ ski team is itching to get back on the slopes. This season, they’ve got a division title on their minds. “I’m hoping that we can win our division and win most of our races at Mount Holly,” said Seth Thompson, the head coach of the […]

Back-to-back wins for cagers

The Cats are trying to go the distance this season, and the boys’ basketball team let the competition know they aren’t messing around last week. In their first week, Oxford took wins over Walled Lake Central and Avondale. On Nov. 27, senior forward Michael Raisch led the Cats with 19 points and 11 rebounds in […]

Boys hoping for another good year on slopes

Last year, the boys’ ski team performed admirably and had a few faces show up at the state championships. They’re hoping for a repeat this winter. “We had a pretty good season last year with the boys all around,” said Seth Thompson, head coach of the Oxford-Holly joint team. “So I think with the addition […]

Bowlers own Early Bird Tournament

Oxford’s bowlers, both the boys and the girls,  started their seasons with strong showings at the Early Bird Tournament on Dec. 1 in Novi. The ladies took home first and the boys finished second. The team also competed in the OAA Singles competition on Dec. 3. The girls, Michigan’s defending state champions, claimed third in […]

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