Theile earns award for excellence in child care

Longtime Oxford Schools employee Dee Theile recently received the Paula Bragan Staff Excellence Award at the Oakland Professionals for School-Age Child Care conference held Oct. 28. The Paula Bragan Staff Excellence Award recognizes an individual for exemplary performance in consistently excelling in his/her position and demonstrating integrity and a strong commitment to the mission and […]

Leonard’s parade of ghouls

Little ghosts and goblins could be found parading down the streets of Leonard last Tuesday during the annual Leonard Parade. Students from Leonard Elementary showed off their costumes as they marched down East St. from their school and back. For more photos from the parade, pick up a copy of The Oxford Leader.

Let’s take a field trip!

Clear Lake Elementary second-graders went on a field trip Nov. 3 to learn all about goods and services. The kids visited Funky Monkey Toys, Johnston Photography, the Oxford Village Police station and the Oxford Public Library. Students did everything from buy toys to play in a jail cell. What fun!  

Pay raise for sub. teachers

Oxford Schools is raising the pay for guest teachers in an effort to attract more certified substitute teachers to the district. The new daily rate for substitutes who work in Oxford Community Schools will be $95 per day effective Nov. 6. The previous rate was $85 per day. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Nancy Latowski […]

District gets positive audit report despite setback

Despite a setback which occurred during the auditing process, Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants, a Saginaw-based firm, presented a mostly positive report to the Oxford Board of Education at its Oct. 24 meeting. The audit covered the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2017. The district was given an ‘unmodified opinion’ by the […]

OHS students use taste buds to experience other cultures

An Intercultural Food Festival was held at Oxford High School (OHS) last Tuesday, which featured authentic Indian, Chinese, Mexican and Italian cuisines for students. Everything from classic nachos to Indian curry to whole grain pizza was served to Oxford students along with exchange students who were visiting from the district’s sister schools located in Mexico […]

Orchestra program celebrates 10th anniversary

Oxford’s orchestra program has marked a decade of music education this year, according to Director of Orchestras Natalie Frakes. “The orchestra program started from scratch 10 years ago,” said Frakes. “By now, we have students that first started in the program as 4th- and 5th-graders who are graduating. It’s interesting to see the progression of […]

Hey! Isn’t that the Reading Chicken?

Most Lakeville Elementary students have already had the pleasure of meeting Lucky the Reading Dog, but last week they were introduced to a friend of another species– Trish the Reading Chicken! April Ventline, a parent of a Lakeville Elementary student, brought her pet chicken, Trish, to accompany her last Wednesday as she read with students. […]

Presenting the 2017 Homecoming Court

Oxford High’s 2017 Homecoming Court included (from left) Alexis Jahlas, Jimmy Claudio, Lauren Methner, Dylan Rebtoy, Queen Hope Watson, King Trent Evans, Thomas Pletta, Anna Peruski, Carla Zawadzki, Hunter McGuire, Nina Neumann, Griffin Burk, Collin Trevino and Abbey Twichell. To the far right are 2017 OHS grads Katie DeTone and Garrett Tyrrell. The Prince and […]

OHS students use newspapers to make chairs

What’s black and white and “read” all over – and sometimes even used to make chairs? Well, newspapers, of course. A class of Oxford High School (OHS) students learned just how strong newspaper can be when they spent last week constructing chairs out of nothing but newspapers and twine. The project was completed as part […]

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