New Oxford High School principal to join Wildcats this school year

OXFORD TWP. — Shane Malmquist will be the new principal of Oxford High School when students return this fall, and he said he is dedicated to helping each Wildcat achieve success. Malmquist will officially start his role on July 29. “I am excited to join the Oxford Community Schools’ team and Oxford High School! The […]

Clear Lake Elementary receives two murals ahead of new school year

Clear Lake Elementary receives two murals ahead of new school year

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com OXFORD TWP. — Clear Lake Elementary students and teachers will see two new murals when they return to school in August. One mural recognizes teacher of the year winners, while another larger mural will brighten up the school’s cafeteria, according to parent teacher organization member Courtney Bloomgren. Framed photos […]

Two new members appointed to Oxford school board

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer ssoldan@mihomepaper.com OXFORD TWP. — During the special meeting on July 8, the Oxford Board of Education appointed two new members to the board. Of the 10 candidates that applied, five were chosen for interviews and three were present to be interviewed. Michael Aldred was appointed to board vacancy A, which […]

Incoming superintendent Milligan meets students, parents and staff

Incoming superintendent Milligan meets students, parents and staff

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com Oxford Community Schools’ new superintendent, Dr. Tonya Milligan spent her afternoon on June 19, meeting Oxford’s students, parents and staff at Oxford Elementary School. Milligan chatted with parents and students over lunch in Oxford Elementary’s cafeteria before heading to Frosty Boy for ice cream. Milligan previously worked as superintendent […]

Lake Orion, Oxford teachers win Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards

Lake Orion, Oxford teachers win Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com OAKLAND COUNTY – Orion Oaks Elementary teacher Norman Wright and Oxford Virtual Academy teacher Molly Darnell won Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards, Oakland Schools recently announced. Wright won Elementary Teacher of the Year and Darnell won Middle School Teacher of the year. Shannon Graham from Lamphere […]

Wally’s Service Project Scholarship winners announced

Wally’s Service Project Scholarship winners announced

Earlier this month, winners of the Wally’s Service Project Scholarship were announced during the annual Garden Party fundraiser at Clarkston Family Farm. Awardees include Clarkston High School’s Maggie Walkowiak who won $1,100 and Oxford High School’s Nicholas Hatzigeorgiou who won $500. In the fall Walkowiak plans study secondary education at Grand Valley State University and […]

Two members of the Oxford Board of Education have resigned

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. — Mary Hanser and Heather Shafer, both of whom were on the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education during the shooting tragedy of 2021 when four students were killed and several others injured, resigned effective June 12, 2024. An email went out to parents in the community from […]

Oxford schools project no deficit over five years

20 positions reduced across the district By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer ssoldan@mihomepaper.com OXFORD TWP. — During the regular meeting on May 28, interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie Markavich gave an update on the five-year projected budget to the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education. Previously, the district had forecast a cumulative deficit of over $5 million […]

Oxford schools to transition to Raptor Emergency program

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer ssoldan@mihomepaper.com OXFORD TWP. — During the regular meeting on May 26, the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a proposal for transitioning to the Raptor Emergency and Visitor Management Program. “We are going to be using Raptor to house all of our threat assessment, suicide risk […]

Oxford baseball wins district semifinal

Wildcats fall to Bobcats in championship game By Jim Newell Managing Editor GRAND BLANC — Through six-and-a-half innings on Saturday, the Oxford varsity baseball team played like district champs. Unfortunately, it was only the district semifinals. Oxford defeated the Clarkston Wolves 6-1 on Saturday in the MHSAA District 31 baseball semifinals at Grand Blanc High […]

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