Early college program graduates 22

For 22 Oxford High School students, the transition from high school to college won’t be difficult. The first group to complete all five years of Oxford’s Schools Early College (OSEC) program graduated and received their high school diplomas at a May 25 ceremony. Oxford Schools Early College, established in 2012, allows students to earn college […]

New OHS weight room has got everybody pumped up

Oxford High School students are all pumped up mentally about their new place to get pumped up physically. The Wildcat weight room has 12 brand new racks, plus all new benches, platforms, bars, weights and clips. “This is top-notch stuff right here,” said Athletic Director Cole Andrews. Approximately $40,000 was spent to modernize this place […]

New principal hired to lead OHS

The Oxford School Board voted unanimously May 23 to hire Steven Wolf as the new principal for Oxford High School. Wolf, assistant principal of Grosse Pointe South High School since 2015, was offered an annual salary of $122,000 plus an educational stipend of $2,866 (per the Oxford Administrator’s contract) for the 2017-18 school year. Wolf […]

Chinese out, Spanish in for elementaries

The world language program at Oxford’s elementary schools is about to look a lot less complicated, according to school officials. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ken Weaver announced at a recent board meeting that Oxford’s elementary schools will no longer require students to study the challenging language of Mandarin Chinese as part of the […]

Concerns expressed over how board conducts itself

The divisive issue of board governance resurfaced at a school board meeting held May 23. At the meeting, Oxford High School Band Director Jim Gibbons came forward to voice his concern for the district’s image, following a conflict which took place between several board of education members at a May 4 meeting. For details on […]

OHS seniors’ artistic talent showcased

The works of nearly 35 local high school artists were showcased at the Oxford High School Senior Art Show, hosted in the school’s performing arts lobby. OHS Visual Arts Instructor Rebecca Ziemianski organized the event, which included the work of OHS seniors and juniors taking a senior studio art class. Each work of art represented […]

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 […]