School Board Ok’s NYC choir trip

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Last month the Oxford School Board approved a trip to New York City for Oxford High School choir students. The trip is scheduled for May 25 to May 30, 2022. “We have not traveled since COVID has hit us and we believe that we are now in a position […]

OHS presents:

OHS presents:

It’s a Wonderful Life – a live radio play By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Hee-Haw! Kick off the holiday season with a beloved Christmas classic, as a radio show. Oxford High School Theater will perform three showings of It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio Play this week at the performing arts center. “The show is […]

Supt. Throne against mask vote after county and state response

Supt. Throne against mask vote after county and state response

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oakland County Health Division and the governor’s office both responded to Oxford School Board’s request to reconcile a conflict over the OCHD’s school mask mandate, but their responses were unsatisfactory to Board President Tom Donnelly. “We are awaiting something declarative (legal/constitutional) on this issue,” Donnelly wrote in a letter […]

Turkeys trot through park

Turkeys trot through park

A total of 88 people participated in the annual Turkey Trot – running five kilometers, or walking two – at Seymour Lake Township Park on Saturday, Nov. 6. The event was organized by Oxford Township Parks and Rec., and sponsored by Oxford Meijer and Agent Liz Scott of Community Insurance Center. The first-place winners of […]

Girls X-country finish strong at state finals

Girls X-country finish strong at state finals

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Girls Cross Country team finished 8th in the state, out of 28 teams in the Division 1 finals at the Michigan International Speedway Nov. 6. The team scored 299 points. Freshman Mallory Bigelow led the team and was All-State (top 30) finishing in 19th place with a […]

Leonard receives generous donations

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The estates of Virginia Smyk and her daughter, Cheri Arsenault, made a joint donation to Leonard Village Nature Park for $221,900. Representatives presented a check to Village President Mike McDonald on Oct. 23. “Of course, everybody was just so amazed at the generosity,” McDonald said. Arsenault was a planning […]

School board works out timeline for superintendent search

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The search for a new superintendent is underway after Supt. Tim Throne announced last month he will retire at the beginning of 2022. A new leader might not be seated until mid-February, though. The Oxford School Board convened for a special meeting Oct. 28 to begin the search process […]

OHS principal joins CMU hall of fame

OHS principal joins CMU hall of fame

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer 7 feet, 5 inches. That’s the unbeaten outdoor high jump record at Central Michigan University, held by Oxford High School’s principal, Steve Wolf. He was just inducted into the CMU Marcy Weston Hall of Fame Class of 2021. “It’s great to be back and think about all my teammates, […]

Oxford schools score positive financial audit

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools received an unmodified opinion – the highest level of assurance – in an audit of the district’s financial records for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. The firm Yeo & Yeo found no material weakness, no significant deficiencies, no questioned costs and no management comments, […]

Student count shows growth

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Student Count Day in Michigan was October 6. Here are the preliminary numbers for Oxford Community Schools provided by the student services department. The number of Fall 2021 full-time equivalent (FTE) students is 7,148.14. This is an overall increase of 259.42 FTE from the fall 2020 count. It’s also […]