Robotics team hosts pre-season practice

Oxford High’s TORC 2137 robotics team hosted 12 other area robotics teams at a Week Zero practice event last weekend. The students spent the weekend tweaking and programming their team robots in preparation for the season’s upcoming FIRST Robotics competitions. The practice event also featured a full-size playing field, allowing the teams to give their […]

District in the yellow

Oxford Schools scored an overall “yellow” score, meaning it met the State’s Proficiency Improvement Target in the Michigan Department of Education’s Dashboard and Accountability Scorecard, released Jan. 20. Results were presented at a recent board meeting by Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ken Weaver. The results were based on the Michigan Student Test of […]

Wildcats don their Winterfest best

On Friday night, Ray Luvine (left) and Katie Romano were crowned King and Queen of Oxford High School’s 2017 Winterfest. Oxford High’s 2017 Winterfest Court consisted of (from left) Garrett Mahoney, Addy Bird, Spencer Petoskey, Satara Fountain, Colin Thompson, Emily Carion, Caden Woodward, Tessa Glass, Ray Luvine, Katie Romano, Tanner Saxon, Grace Johnson, Jack Smalley, […]

Splashin’ around at OHS

Swimmers from all over Oxford got to play in the pool during the Oxford High “Sink or Swim” fund-raiser, held at the OHS swimming pool Sunday afternoon. According to Head Coach Jackie Rank, the teams raised over $6,000 during the event. Proceeds generated by the day’s events – which included relay and one-on-one races, poolside […]

School board talks goals for the future

With three new board members, Oxford’s board of education has its sights set on the future for students and staff throughout the district. One focus that board members consistently mentioned during recent interviews with this reporter is a push towards providing vocational options in education for students. “If there was ever a time to explore […]

More pie? DA principal takes it on the chin

Twenty-six lucky students at Daniel Axford Elementary got to test their aim Dec. 19 as they repeatedly smooshed cream pies right in the kisser of Principal Chad Boyd. No, there was no school-wide mutiny. It was simply a reward for their successful fund-raising efforts. According to DA/OES PTO President Melissa Williams, nearly $27,000 was generated […]

C’mon and sing along!

Oxford and Clear Lake elementary schools each celebrated the coming of Christmas with holiday sing-alongs last week. The kids belted out the holiday hits and watched staff members perform zany skits. A good time was had by all.  

OMS orchestra students earn festival honors

Nine Oxford Middle School students performed at the District Eight Michigan State Band & Orchestra Association’s Solo & Ensemble festival held at North Branch High School December 3, each taking home a score of “good” or “superior.” “The students put in a great deal of effort to prepare and refine their music,” said OMS Director […]

School board picks Guthrie

While many political contests include put-downs and name-calling, the competition to fill Oxford’s vacant school board position, following former Vice-president Kim Shumaker’s Nov. 15 resignation, was devoid of such negativity. Candidate Sharon Spencer withdrew her application moments before board members could make their decision Tuesday night after she realized she was competing against Jennifer Guthrie, […]

Classes to start before Labor Day

Summer will be getting a little bit shorter for Oxford students in the coming year. School districts throughout Michigan are facing a state mandate to provide at least 180 days of instruction in 2016-17, up from 175 days the past three years, 170 days in 2012-13 and 165 days before that. It’s up to school […]

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