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 […]

OVA unveils new elementary center

Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) officially unveiled its new elementary center at a grand opening event Thursday, Oct. 20. With over 50 parents, students and administrators in attendance, school officials showed off the new 3,700 square-foot space, which first opened September 6 and is located at 168 S Washington St. in the Oxford Marketplace Shopping Center. […]

Fall Festival fun!

Lakeville Elementary held its annual Fall Festival Friday night and what a fun time it was. The kids played all sorts of games that had them munching doughnuts, pulling goo out of the Frankenstein monster’s head and digging for bones in a coffin.  

Prelim. count shows district up 240 FTE students: Oxford Virtual Academy sees highest growth

District officials throughout Oxford tallied their student counts last Wednesday in hopes of a larger check from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Based on the unofficial numbers, the district is up approximately 239.69 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students from last fall, bringing the total count up to 5,917.39. The state-mandated count day helps to determine […]