Oxford High School goes into ‘secure protocol’ after bomb threat

Students, staff ‘are safe,’ school district says By Jim Newell Managing Editor OXFORD TWP. – Oxford High School went into “secure protocol” shortly after 7 a.m. on Monday morning after receiving an email about a bomb threat against the school. The message said an unidentified person had a bomb in a vehicle in the parking […]

Oxford schools staff receives PREPaRE, restorative practices training

Bullying down in Oxford schools By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the regular meeting on Feb. 13, Oxford schools Superintendent Dr. Vicki Markavitch gave an update on the ongoing recovery plan, which included data on bullying, staff training, and other measures that were implemented. “After the last recovery plan update, the board […]

Clear Lake Elementary hosts STEM night

Clear Lake Elementary hosts STEM night

Charlotte Cogan discovers the feel of oobleck during STEM night at Clear Lake Elementary on Friday. See page 13 for the story and more photos. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price By Wendi Reardon Price Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. — Meeting a hedgehog, building a circuit board, making a balloon rocket were just some of the […]

Oxford schools staffing update provides five-year trend report

Report includes resignation, retirement overview By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the Feb. 13 Oxford Community Schools Board of Eduction meeting Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Ryan Reid presented a staffing update which included a five-year trend report on staff resignations and retirements. Across the district, there are 856 total employees, including […]

Eight Oxford High School student-athletes sign to play college sports

Eight Oxford High School student-athletes sign to play college sports

From left, Oxford High School seniors Sean Wilson, Gabriela Wait, Ellie Seiter, Liam Pearson, Olin Charnstrom, Korinne Ihrke, Cooper Caufman and Jay Cady signed their letters of intent, Feb. 7. Photo: Wendi Reardon Price By Wendi Reardon Price Staff Writer  OXFORD TWP. — Eight Oxford High School student-athletes sat with their parents as they signed […]

Oxford schools proposes teacher CTE program at Oxford High School

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – On Jan. 23 during the regular board of education meeting, director of career focused education Lisa Butts gave a presentation proposal for a new career technical education program, the teacher cadet program. “We’re looking at a CTE general program and that career cluster would be our education […]

Academic Break Time helps students at Oxford Middle School

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the regular school board meeting on Jan. 23, Oxford Middle School principal Brad Bigelow gave an update on the Academic Break Time program they implemented for the 2023-2024 school year. “We know that students come to us from the elementary level and they have a recess […]

Oxford Elementary students start Wildcat Super Reader Book Club

Oxford Elementary students start  Wildcat Super Reader Book Club

The Super Readers Book Club built shelters out of cardboard during the monthly in-person meeting at Oxford Public Library. The activity went along with the theme of the book Hatchet, a story about a young boy who has to survive in the wilderness after a plane crash. Photo by Jim Newell By Jim Newell Managing […]

Oxford schools facing $5 million budget deficit over next five years

Superintendent explains steps to eliminate deficit By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – Oxford schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie Markavitch and director of budgets Courtney Makowski gave the board of education an update on the projected five-year budget deficit. during the regular meeting on Jan. 23, Currently, the district is forecasting a cumulative deficit of […]

Oxford schools switching to iPads for staff, students

Projected $1 million savings over eight years By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – The Oxford Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of 124 iPads at a cost of $57,354 During the regular meeting on Jan. 23. Currently, students in the district use Chromebooks. The iPads are part of a pilot program to […]

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