14 test positive for alcohol at prom

Twelve Oxford High School seniors and two juniors were denied entrance to prom, held May 9 in Troy at the San Marino Club, after Preliminary Breath Tests (PBT) indiciated the presence of alcohol in their systems. ‘This is the most (students) I’ve had (to turn away) at any one event. I believe in part because […]

Mexican students have fun north of the border

Seventeen elementary students and five teachers/administrators from Oxford Community Schools? sister school in Tlalnepantla, Mexico came for a visit May 5-15. The trip included time in the classroom, interaction with their American counterparts and a trip to the Salvation Army’s Echo Grove Camp in Addison Township. At Echo Grove, the students practiced archery, drove a […]

TORC team members loosen tuition bolts with scholarships

Not only did Oxford High School’s Robotics Team, TORC place in the top 16 at the FIRST Robotics World Championship, but three senior members of the team brought home scholarship money. Of 900 individual scholarships given, Laura Schimmel, Titus Shumaker and Tyler Yuzwalk brought home $58,000 between them. Schimmel and Shumaker were awarded Kettering University […]

Tennis finishes seasons strong

Girls? Varsity Tennis Coach Gayle Bailey is ‘one proud Mamma Bear.? After finishing up a strong season at Regionals last week, Bailey said she was happy. ‘We had a great season, the girls did amazing,? she said. ‘It’s the hardest region in the state so we were up against some really world class tennis on […]

Booster Club recognizes 130 senior athletes

Eighty boys and 51 girls earned a total of 131 varsity letters as Oxford High School seniors this year. ‘That’s a lot of kids,? said Athletic Director Mike Watson at the annual Athletic Awards Ceremony hosted by the Oxford Wildcats Booster Club on May 19 at the Oxford Performing Arts Center. ‘It was a very […]

Accolades for pre-engineering program continue from MASB

Oxford Schools has once again been recognized with an Educational Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), making it number eight for the district. Staff and administrators from Oxford Middle School were honored during the 2014 MASB Education Excellence Awards on May 14. The OMS Pre-Engineering Program was one of 20 programs […]

Golfers are district champs!

Taking first and winning the MHSAA District Tournament at Bald Mountain Golf Club in Lake Orion on May 21 ‘was a surprise to everybody, but us,? said Oxford Varsity Golf Coach Terry Kelley. After 18 holes, the boys were tied with Rochester High at 302 points. It came down to a 5th-man-tiebreaker. ‘That means when […]

Seniors receive over $30K in local scholarships

More than $30,000 in local scholarships were handed out during the May 20 Senior Academic Awards Ceremony held in the Performing Arts Center at Oxford High School. ‘Obviously (awards and scholarships) are academically-based, but around that is so much talent,? said OHS Principal Todd Dunckley. ‘With as talented as those kids are, I think there […]

Healthcare costs increase in Addison

Addison Township officials approved another year’s worth of healthcare for their full-time employees, which included elected officials on a 6-0 vote at the May 19 regular board meeting, but prices are going up. ‘Healthcare is getting to be a real issue. The dynamics are changing,? said Supervisor Bruce Pearson. ‘With Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) we […]

Agreement for facility use still being sought between schools, parks/rec.

Oxford Community Schools is still hoping to reach an agreement with Oxford Township Parks & Recreation as it pertains to facility use, according to Superintendent Dr. William Skilling, who addressed the issue at the May 19 school board meeting. ‘It’s really critical that we work well together,? Skilling said. ‘In studies that have been done, […]