Test scores above state averages

Celebrating being above the Michigan average and looking to what might improve student scores in the future, the Oxford Board of Education spent nearly an hour discussing standardized testing at its Sept. 11 meeting. The discussion centered around the figures shown in the chart to the right represent the percentages of Oxford, Oakland County and […]

Active shooter training continues at schools

By the time the board of education is finished, Oxford Schools will have some well-protected students. Last month, staff from the district’s five elementary schools received  ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) Training. ALICE encourages teachers to proactively evacuate and defend their students using things around them. The training was well-received by elementary school […]

OHS class exposes students to variety of digital imaging technologies

Graphic design, website development, even a little drone flying – students in Digital  Imaging Technologies at Oxford High School will get a little taste of many different career paths involving technology. Spanning the course of a year, this elective, survey-style class aims to give students a working understanding of skills and software becoming increasingly important […]

I’m 3rd puts others first

Making blankets, stocking food banks, cooking and serving food, and investing in young children – that’s what Oxford High students have the opportunity to do several times a month as part of I’m 3rd, the school’s volunteer club. Touting the belief that they should put their life beliefs first, others second and themselves third, the […]

New course teaches medical basics, certifies students at Oxford High

Meeting many of its students’ desires to enter the medical field after college, Oxford High School is offering a course that will teach students the basics of the medical field and patient care, all while adding some beef to students’ resumes and college applications. Titled “Medical Foundations,” the course goes over 12 basics of medicine. […]

Crossroads principal delivers positive report

Since opening in 2000, Oxford Crossroads Day School has worked with at-risk youth in the hopes of helping them carve a bright future for themselves. At the Oxford Board of Education’s Aug. 28 meeting, Crossroads Prinicpal Guy Cococcetta was noticeably light on his feet, giving Board President Thomas Donnelly a high-five as he walked by […]

Say ‘hi’ to Lakeville’s new principal

When the bell rings on Aug. 27, there will be a new principal at Lakeville Elementary greeting students and parents as they embark on a new school year together. Kristin E. Guinn, a 1988 graduate of Utica Ford High School, will be leading the K-5 school from now on. “I want to be the type […]

OHS students making music in Europe this summer

Not many high school students can say that their band has toured Europe. But, come this summer, Oxford High School sophomores Caterina DiCosmo and Selina Langfeldt will be two of those few. Between June 8 and July 20, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s international exchange program is sending them and their bandmates to seven cities […]

Online, early college students graduate

In a room filled with family, friends, and loved ones, 44 students were honored at the Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA)/Oxford Schools Early College (OSEC) graduation ceremony, held in the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center May 30. The OVA program is designed to serve students who are seeking a more flexible core education schedule. The […]