llustrator visits DA Elementary

Daniel Axford Elementary students gathered in the school’s gymnasium in groups on March 16, as a part of National Reading Month, to hear Illustrator Cyd Moore share information about her books and her life. Moore has published over 50 children’s books, including “I Love You, Stinky Face” and “He’s Been a Monster all Day.” Her […]

OHS auto students compete

Sixteen Oxford High School auto students put their knowledge to the test last week as they went head-to-head during the annual Mini-MITES competition. They demonstrated their skills and competence in five categories – brakes (identification and assembly); suspension, steering and alignment; automotive measurement; scan tool diagnostics; and electrical diagnosis. They also took a written test […]

Grad date moved

Oxford High School’s Class of 2017 will graduate a day early, as the commencement ceremony for the high school has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. The ceremony’s venue has not been changed and will be held at DTE Energy Music Theatre, located at 7774 Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. The change was […]

District prepares to ease zero-tolerance policy

Oxford School officials are working to implement changes to the district’s disciplinary policies following changes at Michigan’s state level. Oxford’s board of education discussed these changes at a recent meeting. The shift comes on the heels of a state decision, made in December 2016, which will ease zero-tolerance policies in public schools and give district […]

Robotics team hosts pre-season practice

Oxford High’s TORC 2137 robotics team hosted 12 other area robotics teams at a Week Zero practice event last weekend. The students spent the weekend tweaking and programming their team robots in preparation for the season’s upcoming FIRST Robotics competitions. The practice event also featured a full-size playing field, allowing the teams to give their […]

District in the yellow

Oxford Schools scored an overall “yellow” score, meaning it met the State’s Proficiency Improvement Target in the Michigan Department of Education’s Dashboard and Accountability Scorecard, released Jan. 20. Results were presented at a recent board meeting by Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ken Weaver. The results were based on the Michigan Student Test of […]

Wildcats don their Winterfest best

On Friday night, Ray Luvine (left) and Katie Romano were crowned King and Queen of Oxford High School’s 2017 Winterfest. Oxford High’s 2017 Winterfest Court consisted of (from left) Garrett Mahoney, Addy Bird, Spencer Petoskey, Satara Fountain, Colin Thompson, Emily Carion, Caden Woodward, Tessa Glass, Ray Luvine, Katie Romano, Tanner Saxon, Grace Johnson, Jack Smalley, […]

Splashin’ around at OHS

Swimmers from all over Oxford got to play in the pool during the Oxford High “Sink or Swim” fund-raiser, held at the OHS swimming pool Sunday afternoon. According to Head Coach Jackie Rank, the teams raised over $6,000 during the event. Proceeds generated by the day’s events – which included relay and one-on-one races, poolside […]

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 […]