OHS students use newspapers to make chairs

What’s black and white and “read” all over – and sometimes even used to make chairs? Well, newspapers, of course. A class of Oxford High School (OHS) students learned just how strong newspaper can be when they spent last week constructing chairs out of nothing but newspapers and twine. The project was completed as part […]

OVA officials testify in favor of nixing state mandate for homeschoolers

Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) Principal Janet Schell and Homeschool Director Lisa Sullivan have joined State Rep. John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) in his fight to permanently exempt homeschooling families from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDP). Educational Development Plans are annual academic and career evaluations, which are mandated by the Michigan Department of Education […]

District hopes to spend $150K on security improvements

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a 5-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

OHS principal dispels rumors about flag flap

What was rumored to be an attack on patriotism and free speech turned out to be nothing more than a mere dress code issue, according to school officials. Last week, three Oxford High School students draped 6 to 8-foot flags around their shoulders, wearing them as “capes,” according to Principal Steven Wolf. Two of the […]

Sponsors contribute $200K to new scoreboards at OHS

Oxford football fans attending the first home game of the 2017 season Friday night got their first look at the stadium’s new LED video display scoreboard located on the south end of the field. The school district spent $309,000 (including installation) on the digital scoreboard, purchased from Daktronics, a company based in Brookings, South Dakota, […]

Students above state avg. on M-STEP, SAT

Oxford School District students’ most recent standardized test scores were well above state averages and most were at or above county averages, according to results from the Michigan Department of Education. English, Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics are assessed in grades 3-8; science in grades 4 and 7, and 11; and social studies in grades […]

Supt. gets 4 percent raise

The Oxford School Board voted 7-0 to give Superintendent Tim Throne a 4 percent salary increase at its Sept. 12 meeting following positive evaluations. Effective Sept. 29, Throne’s salary will increase to $182,000 per year, plus benefits– $7,000 more than his current salary. His contract was recently extended by the board through December 2021. As […]

Welcome back!

Daniel Axford kindergartner Kennedy Wilson (right) was all smiles on her very first day of school. With her is her little sister Peyton Wilson, 3. All Oxford students went back to school Monday. Photo by Elise Shire.

School board considering 4 percent pay raise for Throne

Oxford school officials are considering giving Superintendent Tim Thone a 4 percent pay bump because they are pleased with his overall performance. The subject was discussed during the Aug. 22 school board meeting. “Tim has exceeded expectations in his reviews and in the expectations the board has set for him since he’s been here,” President […]

District welcomes 15 new teachers to classrooms

Every school year brings with it new opportunities, new experiences, and new friends– even for the teaching staff. This year, Oxford Schools is welcoming 15 new teachers with a wide range of backgrounds and skill-sets. The new faces to be found among the Oxford staff are: Anne Oliver will teach seventh-grade special education at OMS. […]