School board OKs union contracts

Pay raises are on the way for Oxford school district employees, following the approval of two union contracts by the board of education at a June 27 meeting. The district approved three-year agreements with both the Oxford Educational Support Personnel Association (OESPA) – which represents secretaries, paraprofessionals and technology specialists – and the American Federation […]

Longtime school employees retiring

With the school year at an end, students are poised to move on to the next grade level, next school or next chapter in their lives. Also, moving onto something new in their lives are retiring Oxford staff members Maria Wolbert and Liz Tiffany. Wolbert, a career and technological education teacher, has worked with the […]

Discussion continues on sex ed. changes

Clear Lake Elementary Physical Education/Health Teacher Mike Sudrovech made a June 13 presentation to Oxford’s Board of Education, along with Oxford High School Physical Education Teacher Dave Brown and Lakeville Principal Kristy Gibson-Marshall, on proposed changes to the district’s sexuality and reproductive curriculum. According to Gibson-Marshall, the committee received feedback from more than 500 families […]

Survey reveals incidents of bullying down in Oxford Schools

Incidents of bullying are down within the Oxford school district since the implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention program six years ago, according to questionnaires answered by students. Denise Sweat, assistant superintendent of student services, and Dean of Oxford High School Pam Fine presented the highlights from data collected via voluntary student-answered questionnaires distributed last […]

Clear Lake enjoys Field Day

Students of Clear Lake Elementary got to burn-off some major energy during the school’s annual field day event June 6. The kids enjoyed fresh air and sunshine as they played a variety of fun games.  

Board conflict ‘fully resolved’

The conflict that surrounded the issue of “board governance” was declared “fully resolved” at the June 13 Oxford Board of Education meeting. For details on the events that led to the conflict, please read the May 17 article, “Board Governance a source of conflict for school officials,” and “Concerns expressed over how board conducts itself,” […]

Wildcat grads go forth to conquer the world

Tassels were turned. Diplomas handed out. Mortar boards tossed in the air. Hugs exchanged. Oxford’s Class of 2017 bid a fond farewell to high school life during the commencement held June 6 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Independence Township. A total of 375 of Oxford’s 404 graduates walked across that big stage, a […]

Poaching and pollution and smoking, oh my!

Lakeville students had a chance to show off their wealth of knowledge on various topics at the school’s fifth-grade Exhibition held June 7. As part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Lakeville Elementary, fifth-graders are required to participate in this event – a culminating experience and opportunity to exhibit attributes developed during their time […]