Leonard students tackle tough topics

Leonard Elementary’s fifth-grade students tackled some tough topics at the (International Baccalaureate) Exhibition May 10. As part of the International Baccalaureate program at Leonard Elementary, fifth-graders are required to participate in Exhibition— a culminating experience and opportunity to exhibit attributes developed during their time in the Primary Years Programme. According to IB Coordinator Christine Vince, […]

Spring carnival

Oxford High School’s student body enjoyed a fun spring carnival held at the football stadium on May 17. They played a variety of wacky games, ate plenty of hot dogs, danced and served as spectators at a pizza-eating contest.  

Netflix series spawns powerful anti-suicide message at OHS

On May 1 at Oxford High School, students gathered in their classrooms, settling in for the weekday grind. But instead of morning announcements, they heard a powerful message from their classmate about overcoming hardship and depression. “13 Reasons Why,” is a video-on-demand series that debuted March 31 on Netflix and chronicles the aftermath of fictional […]

Board extends Throne’s contract through 2021

For two years, Oxford Community Schools has been under the leadership of Superintendent Tim Throne and the Board of Education wants his tenure to continue. On May 9, the school board voted unanimously to extend Throne’s contract an additional 3.5 years through December 31, 2021. Throne’s original contract was set to conclude on June 30, […]

What a musical!

On Saturday, the Leonard Elementary Theatre Club performed Disney’s The Lion King KIDS on the stage of the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center. Bravo! Well done!  

Oxford Wildcat Academic Achiever

Name: Luke Auchter Parents: Melissa and Peter Auchter GPA: 4.192 Favorite Subject: History Plans after Graduation: Get a degree in music from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. Extracurricular Activities: Business Professionals of America and Jazz Band Outside interests or hobbies: Playing and listening to music, reading, writing and playing video games Best […]

Changes to sex education curriculum proposed

The Oxford school district’s sexuality and reproduction curriculum may be changed for the first time since 2008. A committee consisting of local clergy, nurses, teachers, parents and students has been heading the research and revisions for the last year and a half. “Our belief is we need to have parent-teacher relationships. We’re not looking to […]

School district honors teachers, support staff

Sixteen outstanding teachers and support staff from the Oxford district were honored at an April 25 board meeting. As a reward for their daily dedication to the education of students, Oxford teachers and support staff were selected to be the school district’s nominees for the 2016-17 Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards and […]

OMS battles it out with books

Dressed as everything from historical figures to animals, sixth-through-eighth-graders from Oxford Middle School tested their book knowledge last week in the Battle of the Books. A group of OMS sixth graders emerged from the competition as winners. Calling themselves “Fantastic Books and Where to Read Them,” the winning team consisted of Dale Schmalenberg, Michael Duong, […]

Oxford Wildcat Academic Achiever: Grace Cleland

Name: Grace Cleland Parents: Doug and Jessica Cleland GPA: 4.131 Favorite Subject: Biology Plans after Graduation: I plan to attend a four-year university to study nutritional science. Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society and HOSA Outside Interests or Hobbies: Running, Paddleboard Yoga, Reading Best friends are people who: overlook your broken fence and admire the flowers […]