Academic Break Time helps students at Oxford Middle School

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the regular school board meeting on Jan. 23, Oxford Middle School principal Brad Bigelow gave an update on the Academic Break Time program they implemented for the 2023-2024 school year. “We know that students come to us from the elementary level and they have a recess […]

Oxford Elementary students start Wildcat Super Reader Book Club

Oxford Elementary students start  Wildcat Super Reader Book Club

The Super Readers Book Club built shelters out of cardboard during the monthly in-person meeting at Oxford Public Library. The activity went along with the theme of the book Hatchet, a story about a young boy who has to survive in the wilderness after a plane crash. Photo by Jim Newell By Jim Newell Managing […]

Oxford schools facing $5 million budget deficit over next five years

Superintendent explains steps to eliminate deficit By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – Oxford schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie Markavitch and director of budgets Courtney Makowski gave the board of education an update on the projected five-year budget deficit. during the regular meeting on Jan. 23, Currently, the district is forecasting a cumulative deficit of […]

Oxford schools switching to iPads for staff, students

Projected $1 million savings over eight years By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – The Oxford Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of 124 iPads at a cost of $57,354 During the regular meeting on Jan. 23. Currently, students in the district use Chromebooks. The iPads are part of a pilot program to […]

Supt. Markavitch updates school board on recovery plan

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the Jan. 23 school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Vickie Markavitch gave an update on the district’s ongoing recovering efforts to the board of education. The full document, with color-coded additions, can be found at oxfordschools.org. “We have been very careful in our budget reductions to impact […]

Oxford schools receives new security, cabling for Drahner Road property

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the regular meeting on Jan. 9, the Oxford Board of Education heard updates on the security cameras and card readers, as well as the cabling at the Drahner Road project. The property, formerly the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, was purchased in 2021 for $2.5 million, and the […]

Wrestling team slams LO, Rochester

By Wendi Reardon Price Staff Writer ROCHESTER HILLS — Oxford Varsity Wrestling added two more wins in the OAA Red as they defeated Rochester Adams and Lake Orion last Wednesday, Jan. 17. “We were very solid,” said Oxford Wrestling Head Coach Ross Wingert. “Our kids did a really nice job. We wrestled very hard top […]

Wildcats fall to Lakers 62-20

Wildcats fall to Lakers 62-20

Braydee Elling drives to the basket for Oxford. Photo by Megan Kelley. Oxford High School’s girls basketball team had a hard loss last week against last year’s state runner up West Bloomfield, falling to the Lakers 62-20. The Laker defense was tight throughout the game forcing turnovers and capitalizing on scoring opportunities that the Wildcats […]

School board approves superintendent job posting

Stakeholder meetings tentatively planned for Feb. 7-9 By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – The Oxford Board of Education unanimously approved the job posting for the superintendent vacancy during the regular meeting on Jan. 9,. Representatives from Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates met with board members individually to get feedback and suggestions for the […]

Oxford school board receives grant updates

District did not get safety, security grants By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer OXFORD TWP. – During the regular meeting on Jan. 9, Courtney Makowski, director of budgets for Oxford Schools, gave an update to the board of education on the current grants awarded in the district. “Every grant that is awarded to the district comes […]

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