Gentlemen, start your engines!

Max Pinkos, 5, of Oxford, places his car on the racetrack during the Pinewood Derby held Saturday afternoon at Oxford Free Methodist Church. For more photos, read “Derby Day.” Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

And the ‘Teacher of the Year’ is… Ryan Wasmund!

Lakeville Elementary fifth-grade teacher Ryan Wasmund was recently selected by Oakland Schools to receive its 2018 Oakland County Outstanding Elementary School Teacher of the Year award. The Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards are presented annually to honor teachers in Oakland County who have achieved, through their effort and example, the highest standards […]

Glass slippers and stepsisters: ‘Cinderella’ running March 22-25 at OHS Performing Arts Center

Oxford High School will be presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25 in the OHS Performing Arts Center. More than 100 OHS students have been involved in the production of the musical since January. Bringing a contemporary take to the classic tale of Cinderella, this musical tells the story of […]

Cyber charter school contract OKed

At a March 13 board meeting, Oxford’s Board of Education unanimously approved the issuance of a charter school contract to Lighthouse Connections Academy to operate as a cyber charter school. If the contract is approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), a partnership would be created between the online learning provider Connections Education (a […]

Cheerleading coaches accused of bullying

During a recent board meeting, Oxford High School senior Leah Vandecar and her parents, Jeanne and Rick Vandecar, accused Former Head Cheer Coach Erynn Pauli and Head Cheer Coach Christie Desano of “bullying” Leah for the past two years. According to Rick Vandecar, he had spoken out against the coaches approximately two years ago at […]

Oxford Wildcat Academic Achiever

Name: Lila Haddan Parents: Amy and Ernie Haddan GPA: 4.13 Favorite subject: Biology Plans after graduation: College to study neurology Extracurricular activities: Varsity Basketball, NHS, Environmental Club Outside interests or hobbies: Reading, sewing, baking When I think of the future I’m: a neurological researcher How have you grown as an individual during your years at […]

Making elementary students better readers

There’s been a large amount of attention given to the K-3 reading programs in Michigan schools over the last several years. In 2015, the state put $80 million into districts across the state in an effort to improve early literacy. The following year, the state passed a third-grade reading law, which calls for the retention […]

OMS student creates app for robotics teams

Wiz kids from Oxford’s middle and high school robotics teams focus on making their bots the best they can be every year – and like everything else in the world, there’s an app for that. Andrew Haselton, an OMS eighth-grader, has created a mobile application which monitors the actions and results of their competitors’ robots. […]

Spring was in the fair!

There was still snow on the ground, but spring was in the air Friday evening as Daniel Axford Elementary and Oxford Elementary held their annual spring fair. Kids got to burn off all that cabin-fever energy as they went from game to game, having fun and winning prizes. From the gym and cafeteria to the […]

Oxford Wildcat Academic Achiever

Name: Vanessa Marie Pariso Parents: Cliff and Emelie Pariso GPA: 4.1 Favorite Subject: Calculus and chemistry Plans after Graduation: To attend Michigan State University to study biomedical engineering Extracurricular Activities: Varsity Tennis, Secretary of the National Honor Society, Bully Busters, Internship at the Addison Township Fire Department. Outside interests or hobbies: I enjoy spending time […]