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China visit yields three more sister schools

Oxford Community Schools (OCS) can add three more Chinese middle and high schools to its family tree. During OCS Superintendent Dr. William Skilling visit to China from Dec. 8-20, he signed three additional sister school agreements with Xiamen Jimei Middle School, Number One Middle School of Quanzthou and Number One High School of Zhangzhou....more >>
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OHS project promotes drug-free lifestyle

The never-ending war against illegal drug use continues to be waged with the help of two new recruits Olivia Jones and Emily Hillebrand. A public relations campaign called "Hugs, not Drugs" was launched by the Oxford High School seniors as both a project for their marketing class and an entry for the state DECA competition in Grand Rapids this March....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.