Looking to ‘recognize’ area students

Oxford Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) is seeking youth candidates (kindergarten through 12th grade) for nomination to the OAYA Annual Youth Recognition program at Seymour Lake Township Park on May 13. The purpose of the Annual Youth Recognition is to recognize and honor local students who have volunteered their time helping others. Young people who have […]

OHS virtual memorial a team effort

OHS virtual memorial a team effort

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer When Oxford High School prepared to resume for the winter semester, there was debate on whether the memorial along Oxford Rd. would remain. Ultimately the memorial was taken down and the signs, flowers, items and other gestures of support were moved, but not before the memorial was digitally preserved. […]

Roboocats win Engineering Inspiration award in Belleville

Roboocats win Engineering Inspiration award in Belleville

By Morgan Kindermann Leader Student Writer Oxford HighSchool’s FIRST robotics competition team, Team 2137 The Oxford RoboCats won an Engineering Inspiration Award and made it to the quarterfinals with their robot, this past weekend at the Michigan District Belleville Event hosted by Belleville High School. The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in forwarding respect […]

Michigan schools raise $302,000 for OCS

Michigan schools raise $302,000 for OCS

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools (OCS) received a $302,000 donation from Michigan high school sports programs on Sunday, March 20. Accepted by OCS Athletic Director Tony DeMare at the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (MIAAA) annual conference in Traverse City, the money was raised over the course of February through a […]

Oxford’s FIRST robotic team back in action

Oxford’s FIRST robotic team back in action

By Morgan Kindermann Student Writer Oxford High School’s FIRST robotics competition team, Team 2137 The Oxford RoboCats competed last Friday and Saturday at the FIRST in Michigan Rochester District Event at Stoney Creek High School. Two students, Alexsandra Foster and Wyatt Ashley, won the Dean’s List Award and the team made it to the quarterfinals […]

Oxford schools of choice enrollment starts March 1

Unlimited schools of choice is soon coming to an Oxford school near you. At its Feb. 8 meeting the Board of Education voted 6-0 (Trustee Dan D’Alessandro was absent) to accept Assitant Superintendent of Student Services Jill Lemond’s recommendation regarding Schools of Choice for the the 2022-2023 school year. Lemond’s recomendations were for unlimited schools […]

Gov. featured local student’s painting of Oxford sunrise

Gov. featured local student’s painting of Oxford sunrise

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Governor Gretchen Whitmer selected artwork by an Oxford student to go inside the program cover for the 2022 State of the State address last week, as a tribute to the victims, families and entire Oxford community. Luke Farwell, a senior at OHS, made the digital painting from a photo […]

Trauma expert helps parents understand

Trauma expert helps parents understand

‘Stress, Trauma and the Path to Resiliency’ By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools hosted a webinar by a trauma specialist last month to help parents understand different kinds of trauma and how to support their children after the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School. James Henry, co-founder and project director for […]

5 choices left to replace Throne

5 choices left to replace Throne

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford School Board selected five people to interview from more a pool of over 10 who applied to be Oxford’s next superintendent. Three of the candidates are current administrators for Oxford Community Schools, and the other two are from outside the district. The internal applicants are Ken Weaver, deputy […]

Oxford school board elects officers for the new year

Oxford school board elects officers for the new year

Oxford School Board elected its officers for the 2022 calendar year at the Jan. 11 board meeting. After Dan D’Alessandro withdrew his name from consideration, the board unanimously reappointed Tom Donnelly to serve as president. “I think it’s very important given the circumstances that this board has one voice, one president, one person to select […]

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