Children’s author shares craft, inspires students

Amy Denise Silvester, author and illustrator of “The Tender Turtle” and “The Tender Turtle Needs Glasses,” paid a visit to Leonard Elementary last Friday, in honor of March is Reading Month. Silvester, of Lake Orion, has published three books. “The Tender Turtle” is Silvester’s first children’s book and is a story about a little brother, […]

Dunckley resigns

Oxford High School Principal Todd Dunckley has announced his resignation from Oxford Community Schools “in order to pursue career opportunities.” Dunckley will continue as OHS principal until June 30, the conclusion of the current school year. He did not return phone calls seeking comment. In his March 10 letter of resignation, Dunckley reflected on his […]

Leonard rings in spring

Snow kept falling outside, but nobody inside Leonard Elementary cared Friday night because they were too busy enjoying the school’s annual spring fair. They were playing fun games, getting their faces painted and posing for silly photos. They weren’t going to let a few flakes get them down.  

llustrator visits DA Elementary

Daniel Axford Elementary students gathered in the school’s gymnasium in groups on March 16, as a part of National Reading Month, to hear Illustrator Cyd Moore share information about her books and her life. Moore has published over 50 children’s books, including “I Love You, Stinky Face” and “He’s Been a Monster all Day.” Her […]

OHS auto students compete

Sixteen Oxford High School auto students put their knowledge to the test last week as they went head-to-head during the annual Mini-MITES competition. They demonstrated their skills and competence in five categories – brakes (identification and assembly); suspension, steering and alignment; automotive measurement; scan tool diagnostics; and electrical diagnosis. They also took a written test […]

Grad date moved

Oxford High School’s Class of 2017 will graduate a day early, as the commencement ceremony for the high school has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. The ceremony’s venue has not been changed and will be held at DTE Energy Music Theatre, located at 7774 Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. The change was […]

District prepares to ease zero-tolerance policy

Oxford School officials are working to implement changes to the district’s disciplinary policies following changes at Michigan’s state level. Oxford’s board of education discussed these changes at a recent meeting. The shift comes on the heels of a state decision, made in December 2016, which will ease zero-tolerance policies in public schools and give district […]

Robotics team hosts pre-season practice

Oxford High’s TORC 2137 robotics team hosted 12 other area robotics teams at a Week Zero practice event last weekend. The students spent the weekend tweaking and programming their team robots in preparation for the season’s upcoming FIRST Robotics competitions. The practice event also featured a full-size playing field, allowing the teams to give their […]

District in the yellow

Oxford Schools scored an overall “yellow” score, meaning it met the State’s Proficiency Improvement Target in the Michigan Department of Education’s Dashboard and Accountability Scorecard, released Jan. 20. Results were presented at a recent board meeting by Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ken Weaver. The results were based on the Michigan Student Test of […]

Wildcats don their Winterfest best

On Friday night, Ray Luvine (left) and Katie Romano were crowned King and Queen of Oxford High School’s 2017 Winterfest. Oxford High’s 2017 Winterfest Court consisted of (from left) Garrett Mahoney, Addy Bird, Spencer Petoskey, Satara Fountain, Colin Thompson, Emily Carion, Caden Woodward, Tessa Glass, Ray Luvine, Katie Romano, Tanner Saxon, Grace Johnson, Jack Smalley, […]

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