Some of Oxford Schools’ best and brightest staff were announced by district principals for the 2015-16 Teacher and Support Person of the Year Awards at a school board meeting held last Wednesday. Nominated as Leonard Elementary’s Teacher of the Year was Shannon Kage, a first-grade teacher. “When you get to sit down in Shannon’s class, […]
Oxford High’s student body enjoyed a fun spring carnival held at the football stadium on May 11. They played a variety of games, threw cream pies at staff members and stuffed themselves silly with spicy chicken wings during a messy eating contest. For the graduating seniors, it was their last day.
Fifty-five staff members within the Oxford Community Schools were each paid between $200 and $800 extra throughout the course of the 2015-16 school year due to a human/systemic error, according to district staff. The salary schedule within the district builds in “steps” with automatic pay raises going to teachers based on their years of experience […]
It literally pays to work hard in school. Just ask Nathan Sharpe, a graduating senior at Oxford High School. He was one of two recipients of the 2016 “LAunch Scholarship,” which pays $2,500. The annual scholarship was established in 2011 by the Detroit-based law firm, Lusk Albertson, to recognize high academic achievement, community involvement and […]
Some folks say, “You gotta have art!” Thanks to the initiative of a local mother and her children, the students at Leonard Elementary do. Almont residents Carrie Muir and her kids, Piper and Charles McFarlin, are the founders of a school art club that meets on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. “We’ve been doing […]
“I’m doing this project because I don’t want to lose you.” That was part of Oxford Elementary School fifth-grader Emma Robinson’s heartfelt letter to the people in her family who smoke cigarettes. She and fellow fifth-graders Ava Vogler and Carly DeTone are working hard to warn their loved ones and their community about the diseases […]
There was a big rumble between 49 students in the Oxford Middle School commons Thursday evening. But they didn’t use their fists. They fought with their minds. In the end, only one team could emerge victorious in the 2016 OMS Battle of the Books, a competition organized by the Oxford Public Library and Oxford Community […]
No illegal drugs were found and no arrests were made during a routine sweep of Oxford High School on April 20. Twelve dogs from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Canine Unit went through the building and parking lots. “They confiscated e-cigarette [electronic cigarette] devices and the dogs sniffed out a couple vehicles that had residue (from […]