Oxford kids returning to hybrid classes this week

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After a week of remote learning and the Thanksgiving break, grades K-8 at Oxford Community Schools are transitioning back to in-person learning this week. In a hybrid schedule from Tuesday to Friday, students with last names A-K and L-Z are attending on alternating days. K-8 will attend school fully […]

Achiever: Eric Baker

Achiever: Eric Baker

Eric Baker, the son of Dennis & Diana Baker of Leonard, Michigan, was appointed to the position of First Captain of the 137th Corps of Cadets at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin. In this position, 1CPT Baker is responsible for peer discipline, training, morale, and overall efficiency of the Corps of Cadets. […]

National Honor students are in the holiday spirit

National Honor students are in the holiday spirit

By Lauren Schiller Leader Student Writer This holiday season is unlike any other, yet the students of Oxford High School’s National Honor Society are still full of the giving spirit. Each year, Oxford’s NHS’s main service project is providing free tutoring for students throughout the Oxford school district. NHS is still offering tutoring services this […]

Students talk about their feelings during COVID

By Amanda Wayne Leader Student Writer COVID-19 has taken a tremendous toll on every single person, especially students. Covid has shaped our community into students into online schooling, adults working from home, wearing masks everywhere you go, and social distancing. Online school can be challenging for some students. One student I interviewed does half online […]

Gives out 1,100 bags of popcorn for kindness month

Gives out 1,100 bags of popcorn for kindness month

Random acts of kindness encouraged By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It’s a good time to be thankful and kind. Oxford High School’s student mentorship class has designated November “Kindness Month.” They made a calendar challenging students to do a random act of kindness each weekday this month. On Nov. 4, the challenge was “hold […]

Leader welcomes student contributor

Leader welcomes student contributor

My name is Lauren Schiller and I’m a senior at Oxford High School, as well as an International Diploma Program Candidate. I am the oldest child in my family: I have a sister who is in her junior year of high school and a brother who is a freshman. I enjoy spending time not only […]

Fun games for students with eyes on the future

Fun games for students with eyes on the future

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Oxford Elementary School, made up of third through fifth-grade students and located at 109 Pontiac Street, has used the changes to the school day caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a way to implement a new activity into their lesson plans, one that has been a hit with students. […]

Season concludes in semifinals

Season concludes in semifinals

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Placed in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) District 5, which was hosted by Holly High School, the Oxford Wildcats volleyball team began postseason play on November 4. Battling the Lake Orion Dragons, a fellow Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Red Division member, the Wildcats were defeated, 3-0. Oxford had […]

Athlete of the Week: Emma LaBarge

Athlete of the Week: Emma LaBarge

  “Emma LaBarge is a four year varsity Volleyball student-athlete, captain and a great leader for our Wildcats. Emma leads the Oxford Wildcat attack, leading in attacking efficiency and second on our team in kills. Emma embodies the hard work and grit it takes to be successful on the court and in the classroom.” – […]

Leader welcomes new student contributor

Leader welcomes new student contributor

My name is Amanda Wayne. I am 17 years old, and I go to school at the Oxford Virtual Academy as a senior this year. I started taking online classes in my freshman year because online courses help me pace better, not get distracted quickly, etc. I currently live with my mom and brother. My […]