Anti-cell tower crowd gets second shot at public hearing

Approximately 20 concerned parents and Addison Township residents packed a March 8 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting for the second time to voice their opposition to a proposed cell tower planned for the northeast corner of Hosner and Oakwood roads, near Kingsbury Country Day School. This was the ZBA’s second public hearing regarding the […]

Making elementary students better readers

There’s been a large amount of attention given to the K-3 reading programs in Michigan schools over the last several years. In 2015, the state put $80 million into districts across the state in an effort to improve early literacy. The following year, the state passed a third-grade reading law, which calls for the retention […]

OMS student creates app for robotics teams

Wiz kids from Oxford’s middle and high school robotics teams focus on making their bots the best they can be every year – and like everything else in the world, there’s an app for that. Andrew Haselton, an OMS eighth-grader, has created a mobile application which monitors the actions and results of their competitors’ robots. […]

OAYA program teaches kids how to cope with stress

To adults, childhood can seem like a carefree time with no worries or headaches. But kids still experience stress. Things like school and their social life can sometimes create pressures that can feel overwhelming. That’s why Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) recently offered “Mindfulness and Movement” workshops to Oxford students. All second-graders at Lakeville, Leonard and […]

March 19 fund-raiser for Miracle Quilts at Buffalo Wild Wings

Oxford residents are being invited to enjoy a great meal at a local restaurant which will benefit those who have served our country. Braun Mayette, a fifth-year Oxford Schools Early College (OSEC) student, will be hosting a fund-raiser at Lake Orion’s Buffalo Wild Wings (770 N. Lapeer Rd.) on Monday, March 19. Twenty percent of […]

District interested in educating inmates

Oxford Schools is looking into submitting a bid as part of a Michigan Department of Corrections pilot program, which could lead to the district providing virtual education to the state’s inmates. The pilot program is meant to deliver a high school curriculum virtually to a total of 400 inmates spread across three prisons around the […]

Goodwill donates to FISH

Oxford Goodwill recently donated nearly $600 to Oxford-Orion FISH. The money was raised through Goodwill’s ‘Round-Up’ program, held throughout the months of December and January, where each customer could opt to round up the subtotal of their purchase to the nearest dollar in the name of donating towards the organization. Goodwill Assistant Store Manager Adam […]

Leonard kids to visit nature center thanks to grant

Today, children spend a tremendous amount of time with various electronic devices including televisions, computers, tablets, video games and cell phones. As they become more intertwined with these devices, many worry that they may lose touch with one of life’s most beautiful gifts: nature. A $1,000 donation to Oxford Schools from Seven Ponds Nature Center […]

Bye-bye drinking fountains, hello bottle refilling stations

It’s about to be even easier for students and staff at Oxford’s elementary and middle schools to feel the numerous health benefits of drinking water throughout the day rather than sugary drinks. Oxford Schools will be receiving 18 water bottle refill stations through Oakland County, thanks to a recently launched program by the Board of […]

Transforming Lakeville lockers into literature

Fifth-year Oxford Schools Early College (OSEC) student Lauren Miller, along with a group of elementary students, are turning a Lakeville Elementary hallway into an avenue of literature by painting the 83 lockers found in the fifth-grade hallway to look like the spines of popular books. Miller’s four volunteer assistants are Lakeville fourth-graders Olivia Bristow, Kaitlyn […]

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