Schools work to correct overpay error involving 55 staffers

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 […]

Law firm awards scholarship to OHS senior

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 […]

Club helps kids find their inner artist

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 […]

OES students urge loved ones, community to quit smoking

“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 […]

No drugs, no arrests during routine sweep at OHS

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 […]

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