Juggler entertains, motivates Crossroads kids

Breaking up the routine of their day-to-day, a juggler and professional speaker came to speak with Crossroads for Youth kids on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The juggling and audience participation had the kids and teens laughing and smiling throughout the hour presentation titled “Juggle to Success.” “Do you understand the difference between ‘I can’ and ‘I […]

Battling bullying with basketball

Best known for his motivational speaking at grade schools, Jim “Basketball” Jones paid a visit to Leonard Elementary on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to encourage students to stand up against bullying. In his anti-bullying assemblies, Jones tells students to be “upstanders” rather than bystanders and apply the golden rule by treating others the way they  want […]

‘Little Women’ coming to OHS stage

Bringing a familiar tale about characters who feel like family, Oxford High theater students are taking the story of “Little Women” to the stage this week. The play follows the March sisters as they trek through life and love over the years. The main characters of the March sisters will be played by MacKenzie Finley […]

You’ve got to support the band

Members of the Oxford High School Marching Band braved the cold weather over the weekend to collect donations for their annual Tag Day fund-raiser. They received $4,980 in contributions, which will cover expenses such as bringing in clinicians to work with the bands and providing financial aid for students who can’t afford things like going […]

Kingsbury thanks veterans

Marking 100 years since the first World War, Kingsbury students and teachers paid tribute to family and community members who risked their lives for the red, white and blue on the morning of Friday, Nov. 9. Veterans were honored with a breakfast and a ceremony led by Kingsbury students. During the ceremony, the Middle School […]

Leonard salutes veterans

Leonard Elementary saluted veterans Friday morning with the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration. A total of 21 servicemen attended. After enjoying a complimentary breakfast, they were interviewed by fifth-graders about their military experiences. Following the interviews, some of the students recited poetry they wrote to honor veterans for their service and sacrifices. For a whole […]

LOFT students crank out pies for annual fund-raiser

When is a pie more than just a pie? When it’s been handmade with love by the students in the Learning Opportunities for Tomorrow (LOFT) program. On Friday and Monday, LOFT students spent hours preparing 250 apple pies at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford Township as part of their annual fund-raiser. “This is a big […]

School district receives positive audit report

Touting a few improvements and addressing what else can be bettered, Oxford Schools’ finances were discussed Oct. 30 as the board of education went over the 2018 audit report. The numbers were presented by Jacob Sopczynski, who works with the Flint-based Yeo and Yeo, a firm hired by the district to go over its books. […]

Clear Lake Leadership Team highlighted at board meeting

When these Clear Lake Elementary students leave their classrooms, they get busy drafting mission and vision statements for their school. “When you’ve got elementary kids learning how to do mission and vision statements – and I wrestle with 40-year-olds who don’t know how to do that – it’s incredible. It’s incredible that we’re preparing kids […]