OES students earn bicycles as rewards for reading

Four lucky students at Oxford Elementary School were rewarded with a shiny new bicycle for actively reading throughout the month of March, which is National Reading Month. The third, fourth, and fifth-graders packed into the school cafeteria May 10, anxious to find out if their reading efforts had paid off. Four bikes sat on the […]

Art show features works of OHS seniors

A giant panda, a ceramic cat with a face of flowers and detailed self-portraits were a few of the unique creations found at the annual Senior Art Show May 10 at Oxford High. Twenty OHS seniors and one junior featured a collection of artwork they had created throughout their high school careers. Each student used […]

District recognizes teacher, support staff award nominees

Some of Oxford Schools’ best and brightest staff were announced by district principals for the 2015-16 Teacher and Support Person of the Year Awards at a school board meeting held last Wednesday. Nominated as Leonard Elementary’s Teacher of the Year was Shannon Kage, a first-grade teacher. “When you get to sit down in Shannon’s class, […]

Spring carnival

Oxford High’s student body enjoyed a fun spring carnival held at the football stadium on May 11. They played a variety of games, threw cream pies at staff members and stuffed themselves silly with spicy chicken wings during a messy eating contest. For the graduating seniors, it was their last day.

Schools work to correct overpay error involving 55 staffers

Fifty-five staff members within the Oxford Community Schools were each paid between $200 and $800 extra throughout the course of the 2015-16 school year due to a human/systemic error, according to district staff. The salary schedule within the district builds in “steps” with automatic pay raises going to teachers based on their years of experience […]

Law firm awards scholarship to OHS senior

It literally pays to work hard in school. Just ask Nathan Sharpe, a graduating senior at Oxford High School. He was one of two recipients of the 2016 “LAunch Scholarship,” which pays $2,500. The annual scholarship was established in 2011 by the Detroit-based law firm, Lusk Albertson, to recognize high academic achievement, community involvement and […]

Club helps kids find their inner artist

Some folks say, “You gotta have art!” Thanks to the initiative of a local mother and her children, the students at Leonard Elementary do. Almont residents Carrie Muir and her kids, Piper and Charles McFarlin, are the founders of a school art club that meets on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. “We’ve been doing […]

OES students urge loved ones, community to quit smoking

“I’m doing this project because I don’t want to lose you.” That was part of Oxford Elementary School fifth-grader Emma Robinson’s heartfelt letter to the people in her family who smoke cigarettes. She and fellow fifth-graders Ava Vogler and Carly DeTone are working hard to warn their loved ones and their community about the diseases […]

No drugs, no arrests during routine sweep at OHS

No illegal drugs were found and no arrests were made during a routine sweep of Oxford High School on April 20. Twelve dogs from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Canine Unit went through the building and parking lots. “They confiscated e-cigarette [electronic cigarette] devices and the dogs sniffed out a couple vehicles that had residue (from […]

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