Sheer power

Last week, Oxford High School senior Connor Bandel qualified for the state championships in discus throw and shot put. During the regional competition held at Lake Orion High School, Bandel had a discus throw that measured 189 feet, 2 inches and his shot put distance was 61 feet, 11 inches. Photo by Dan Shriner.

OES students earn bicycles as rewards for reading

Four lucky students at Oxford Elementary School were rewarded with a shiny new bicycle for actively reading throughout the month of March, which is National Reading Month. The third, fourth, and fifth-graders packed into the school cafeteria May 10, anxious to find out if their reading efforts had paid off. Four bikes sat on the […]

Art show features works of OHS seniors

A giant panda, a ceramic cat with a face of flowers and detailed self-portraits were a few of the unique creations found at the annual Senior Art Show May 10 at Oxford High. Twenty OHS seniors and one junior featured a collection of artwork they had created throughout their high school careers. Each student used […]

District recognizes teacher, support staff award nominees

Some of Oxford Schools’ best and brightest staff were announced by district principals for the 2015-16 Teacher and Support Person of the Year Awards at a school board meeting held last Wednesday. Nominated as Leonard Elementary’s Teacher of the Year was Shannon Kage, a first-grade teacher. “When you get to sit down in Shannon’s class, […]

Spring carnival

Oxford High’s student body enjoyed a fun spring carnival held at the football stadium on May 11. They played a variety of games, threw cream pies at staff members and stuffed themselves silly with spicy chicken wings during a messy eating contest. For the graduating seniors, it was their last day.

Schools work to correct overpay error involving 55 staffers

Fifty-five staff members within the Oxford Community Schools were each paid between $200 and $800 extra throughout the course of the 2015-16 school year due to a human/systemic error, according to district staff. The salary schedule within the district builds in “steps” with automatic pay raises going to teachers based on their years of experience […]

Law firm awards scholarship to OHS senior

It literally pays to work hard in school. Just ask Nathan Sharpe, a graduating senior at Oxford High School. He was one of two recipients of the 2016 “LAunch Scholarship,” which pays $2,500. The annual scholarship was established in 2011 by the Detroit-based law firm, Lusk Albertson, to recognize high academic achievement, community involvement and […]

Club helps kids find their inner artist

Some folks say, “You gotta have art!” Thanks to the initiative of a local mother and her children, the students at Leonard Elementary do. Almont residents Carrie Muir and her kids, Piper and Charles McFarlin, are the founders of a school art club that meets on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. “We’ve been doing […]

OES students urge loved ones, community to quit smoking

“I’m doing this project because I don’t want to lose you.” That was part of Oxford Elementary School fifth-grader Emma Robinson’s heartfelt letter to the people in her family who smoke cigarettes. She and fellow fifth-graders Ava Vogler and Carly DeTone are working hard to warn their loved ones and their community about the diseases […]