School board picks Guthrie

While many political contests include put-downs and name-calling, the competition to fill Oxford’s vacant school board position, following former Vice-president Kim Shumaker’s Nov. 15 resignation, was devoid of such negativity. Candidate Sharon Spencer withdrew her application moments before board members could make their decision Tuesday night after she realized she was competing against Jennifer Guthrie, […]

Classes to start before Labor Day

Summer will be getting a little bit shorter for Oxford students in the coming year. School districts throughout Michigan are facing a state mandate to provide at least 180 days of instruction in 2016-17, up from 175 days the past three years, 170 days in 2012-13 and 165 days before that. It’s up to school […]

OVA unveils new elementary center

Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) officially unveiled its new elementary center at a grand opening event Thursday, Oct. 20. With over 50 parents, students and administrators in attendance, school officials showed off the new 3,700 square-foot space, which first opened September 6 and is located at 168 S Washington St. in the Oxford Marketplace Shopping Center. […]

Fall Festival fun!

Lakeville Elementary held its annual Fall Festival Friday night and what a fun time it was. The kids played all sorts of games that had them munching doughnuts, pulling goo out of the Frankenstein monster’s head and digging for bones in a coffin.  

Prelim. count shows district up 240 FTE students: Oxford Virtual Academy sees highest growth

District officials throughout Oxford tallied their student counts last Wednesday in hopes of a larger check from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Based on the unofficial numbers, the district is up approximately 239.69 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students from last fall, bringing the total count up to 5,917.39. The state-mandated count day helps to determine […]

Running for fun and funds

Students from Daniel Axford and Oxford elementary schools participated in their annual Fund Run on Friday. Organized by the PTO, the event features students running laps around a track to raise money for their schools. It’s great exercise, a lot of fun and enables schools to get things they want or need.  

Presenting the Homecoming Court: Featuring King Garrett Tyrrell and Queen Sophia Bell

Oxford High School’s 2016 Homecoming Court included (from left) Abbey Trbovich, Trent Myre, Sydney Young, Luke Meyer, Paige Parent, Jordan Jaden, Drake Berry, Prince Dominic LoCascio, Queen Sophia Bell, King Garrett Tyrrell, Princess Julia Warrington, Katie DeTone, Jacob Novak, Lauren Sharpe, Dakota Birr, Dane VonAllmen, and Paige Miller. Congratulations to everyone on the court! Photo […]

It’s raining Buds!

Last week, Oxford High School was lousy with Bud Rowleys. Here a Bud, there a Bud, everywhere a Bud. Now before some kooky Facebook page starts telling everyone Oxford has a new cloning program and it’s started with the iconic Wildcat football coach, allow us to explain. The school was simply celebrating “Bud Rowley Day” […]

Cats on the march!

Is there anything better than homecoming in a small town? It fills everybody with school spirit and brings kids of all ages together to root for the home team. Fight on, Wildcats!  

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