COVID-19 preparedness plan approved

COVID-19 preparedness plan approved

49-page doc gets the nod from school board By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools released the most in-depth details thus far of its plans for the 2020-21 school year. The Board of Education approved the schools’ COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, a 49-page document prepared by the district cabinet, at a special […]

Academic Achievers

Four Alma College students won a research awards at a Virtual FEMA Conference, including Willard Rose of Oxford. They won the Dr. Tom Phelan Outstanding Poster Award for their project, “Using Innovative Blockchain Technologies in Emergency Management and Disaster Response.” * * * Oxford resident Christian Biolchini, received a BS in Construction Management; Madison Sweat, […]

Families have two options

Families have two options

Schools announce instruction plans for fall By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools released more details about what school will look like this fall in a July 22 email sent to parents by Supt. Tim Throne. The plan was developed in accordance with recommendations and requirements set by Michigan’s Return to School Roadmap. […]

OHS Top 25: Andrew Wassell

OHS Top 25: Andrew Wassell

Andrew Wassell Parents: Scott and Amy Wassell GPA: 4.01 Favorite Subject: AP Calculus Plans after Graduation: Attend Rochester University for business management Extracurricular Activities: Cross country, track Outside Interests or Hobbies: Music – piano, singing, composition and songwriting. Traveling, hiking, nature. When I think of the future I’m . . . Excited to grow into […]

School budget in a good place

School budget in a good place

But state funding uncertain   By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer “Unlike many schools across the state, we remain in a favorable position, because we have a fund balance that’s rather healthy,” Sam Barna, assistant superintendent of business operations, told the Oxford school board in May. Oxford Community Schools began the 2020-21 fiscal year this […]

School Board disapproves regional millage resolution

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After considerable discussion at a July 7 meeting, Oxford School Board moved 7-0 to not approve an Oakland County regional enhancement millage resolution that would go on the November ballot. “I think it’s poor timing,” said President Tom Donnelly. Oakland Schools Intermediate School District proposed adding a 1.4 enhancement […]

OHS holds real life commencement ceremonies

OHS holds real life commencement ceremonies

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It was an epic, marathon day of commencement ceremonies for Oxford Community Schools. School administrators spent most of Tuesday, June 30 graduating seniors in shifts from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the sunny Wildcat Stadium. Oxford High School honored 463 seniors over four sessions at 12 p.m., 2 […]

Kingsbury becomes self-managed school

Kingsbury becomes self-managed school

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Kingsbury Country Day School is taking over its own management, beginning this month. Previously, the public charter school located at 5000 Hosner Rd. in Addison Township had employed Charter School Partners, a company based in Brighton, to handle its management responsibilities. After 60 years as a private school, Kingsbury […]

Oxford Top 25: Olivia Soule

Oxford Top 25: Olivia Soule

Olivia Soule Parents: Scott and Keri Soule GPA: 4.038 Favorite Subject: IB Biology Plans after Graduation: I plan on attending Maine Maritime Academy to study Marine Systems Engineering Extracurricular Activities: Varsity Golf, Varsity Lacrosse and National Honor Society Outside Interests or Hobbies: Travel Lacrosse, snorkeling, hiking and fishing. When I think of the future I’m […]

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