Oxford school board approves Drahner Road project budget increase

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the regular meeting on Feb. 27, the Oxford Community Schools Board of Education approved a $206,581 change order for the Drahner Road project, as well as a fee of $107,616 to tap into the Oxford Township sewer and water. The Drahner Road project was originally budgeted […]

Oxford High School Theatre to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Oxford High School Theatre to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Oxford High School Theatre will present Beauty and the Beast this weekend for the school’s winter play production. Photo by Melissa Williams. By Wendi Reardon Price Staff Writer OXFORD — After a successful weekend of magic and storytelling, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is on stage again this week at the Oxford High School […]

Students, staff, parents weigh in on superintendent search

Focus groups give feedback on issues of concern, strengths By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the Oxford Board of Education meeting on Feb. 27, Sarena Shivers of Hazard, Young and Attea Associates presented a summary of all of the feedback received during the focus groups HYA conducted for the current superintendent search. […]

Oxford school board gets threat, suicide assessment update

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the regular meeting on Feb. 27, Dr. Allison Willemin, executive director of school safety, operational technology and student services, gave the Oxford board of education a quarterly safety update that included an updated number for suicide risk assessments and threat assessments. “Because of Christmas break, things […]

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 […]