Turning tassels, pages

Oxford High School’s Class of 2017 walked across the stage and received their diplomas June 6 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Independence Township. A total of 375 of Oxford’s 404 graduates walked that night.  

Thirty-six students honored at OVA graduation

In a room filled with family, friends, and loved ones, 36 students were honored at the Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) graduation ceremony, held in the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center June 30. Twenty-nine of those students, who had attended OVA, received their high school diplomas that evening. The remaining students, fourth-year students of the […]

Kingsbury getting a new head of school

Come July 1, there will be a new captain steering the ship at Kingsbury Country Day School (5000 Hosner Rd.) in Addison Township. David Poirier was named the new head of school. “We chose from a pool of extremely qualified candidates. We had, I think, 64 applications for the job,” said Oxford attorney Christine Stephens, […]

Students make school a bit greener

A group of Lakeville fifth-graders made their school grounds a little bit greener by planting a tree outside the playground May 31. The group consisted of Lakeville fifth-graders Jay Cady, Collin Rogers, Bishop Dissmore and Adam Harville. The students planted a Norwegian Spruce as part of their International Baccalaureate (IB) fifth-grade exhibition project. Students were […]

Early college program graduates 22

For 22 Oxford High School students, the transition from high school to college won’t be difficult. The first group to complete all five years of Oxford’s Schools Early College (OSEC) program graduated and received their high school diplomas at a May 25 ceremony. Oxford Schools Early College, established in 2012, allows students to earn college […]

New OHS weight room has got everybody pumped up

Oxford High School students are all pumped up mentally about their new place to get pumped up physically. The Wildcat weight room has 12 brand new racks, plus all new benches, platforms, bars, weights and clips. “This is top-notch stuff right here,” said Athletic Director Cole Andrews. Approximately $40,000 was spent to modernize this place […]

New principal hired to lead OHS

The Oxford School Board voted unanimously May 23 to hire Steven Wolf as the new principal for Oxford High School. Wolf, assistant principal of Grosse Pointe South High School since 2015, was offered an annual salary of $122,000 plus an educational stipend of $2,866 (per the Oxford Administrator’s contract) for the 2017-18 school year. Wolf […]

Chinese out, Spanish in for elementaries

The world language program at Oxford’s elementary schools is about to look a lot less complicated, according to school officials. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ken Weaver announced at a recent board meeting that Oxford’s elementary schools will no longer require students to study the challenging language of Mandarin Chinese as part of the […]

Concerns expressed over how board conducts itself

The divisive issue of board governance resurfaced at a school board meeting held May 23. At the meeting, Oxford High School Band Director Jim Gibbons came forward to voice his concern for the district’s image, following a conflict which took place between several board of education members at a May 4 meeting. For details on […]

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