St. Joe’s School celebrates 5o years

Staff and students at St. Joseph School in Lake Orion had two reasons to rejoice last week – the celebration of Catholic Schools Week and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the school. Catholic Schools Week started on Jan. 26 and continued through Jan. 31. Everyday the students focused upon a different idea: parish, community, nation, […]

OMS students make some noise

Since the beginning of the 2002-2003 school year some strange sounds have been coming from the general music room at Oxford Middle School. Loud thumps, high clanks and rattlesnake-type buzzes have been drifting through the air in coordination with synchronized rhythms and fast tempos. The drumming reminds one of a group of African tribesmen performing […]

Schools prepare for budget cuts

Oxford Area Community School officials are preparing to tighten their belts for a projected $1.5 million shortfall in the 2003-2004 school year budget. According to Assistant Superintendent Ron Franey, the district could lose around $444,672 from next year’s revenues largely because of state budget cuts. This would take Oxford Schools from a 2002-2003 budget of […]

Netters ace 24th straight league win

The Oxford netters celebrated their 24th straight win in the Flint Metro League last night in a victory over Holly. The varsity team defeated the Broncos 15-7, 15-7 for an overall season record of 32-2-1 and a league record of 9-0. Leading the way in service points were Shannon Gerbe with seven and Breanne Gerbe […]

Cagers continue to struggle

The Winterfest homecoming this past Friday saw Holly handing the Oxford b-ballers a tough 54-68 loss. Once again, the Wildcats came into the game strong during the first half, evening up the score several times. However, their momentum faltered and they lost their push. Scoring for the Wildcats were Ryan Stull with 19, Andy Bukoski […]

Strobel inducted into national society

Oxford High School senior Lindsey Strobel was inducted into The National Vocational Technical Honors Society through the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest on Tuesday, Jan. 4. She was the only Oxford High School student to receive the honor. “It was really exciting when I found out I was able to be in it and everything,” […]

Reporter’s Note book

I am old. Many of you will laugh at that once you learn I’ve only been around for a whole quarter of a century, but let me assure you ? I am definitely old. Just the other day I was walking through Oxford Middle School when I overheard a student asking what an “LP” was. […]

Netteres look to grab league title

The push to the top continues as the Oxford varsity volleyball team wins two away and one at home this past week. On Thursday the Lady Cats showed Linden just how sharp their claws really are. The netters won the night 15-6, 15-6. “Linden did a pretty good job of mixing up their offense and […]

Grapplers gear up for state district tourney

With Michigan High School Athletic Association districts opening this week, the Oxford varsity wrestling team has the weight of the world on its shoulders. Head coach Paul McDevitt said his team is prepared, but keeping a close eye on their starting opponents Holly. “I think we overlooked them last year,” he stated, “and we’re not […]

Schools accept $23 million bid package

The ground is still torn up, the new mobile cafeteria is almost in place and the framework is being put together with steel beams, but the work to transform Oxford Middle School into a new high school is far from complete. During the February 11 school board meeting, members accepted Bid Package #4 totaling almost […]