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Bertolini advances to state Geography Bee

Nine students made it to the final round of the 2011 National Geographic Bee School Competition at Sashabaw Middle School. Only Steven Bertolini walked away as the winner after correctly answering two of the three questions in the championship round on Jan....more >>
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15 BPA winners heading to states

If the next Donald Trump or Bill Gates is being molded at Oxford High, they're most likely a member of the school's Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter. Fifteen of the club's 25 members qualified for BPA's state competition by placing at the Regional 7 competition held Jan....more >>

Congratulations to all the Oxford BPA winners headed to state competition

Computerized Accounting Erin Jones 1st place Everett Wilder 2nd place Extemporaneous Speech Connor Beltramo 6th place Fundamental Accounting Georgia Thelen 4th place Fundamental ...more >>
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Fifth-grader saves choking classmate

A call to 9-1-1 from Clear Lake Elementary was avoided on Tuesday, Jan. 11 thanks to a quick thinking fifth-grader who saw a friend in need. Abby Knop, 10, performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved fellow fifth-grade student Rebecca Wood from choking to death after a chicken nugget lodged in her throat....more >>
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Preschoolers read 872 books in one month

They read. They ate. They played. Thirty-eight energetic Oxford preschoolers jam-packed the McDonald's restaurant and indoor playland in Lake Orion Jan. 13 as their reward for reading a mind-boggling 872 books in just one month....more >>

School district stays in IA for now

Oxford Community Schools students will continue sending students to the International Academy for now. Due to ongoing conversations with board members after the OCS Board of Education meeting on Monday, Jan....more >>
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Born December 17th
1807: John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, abolitionist, reformer and founder of the Liberal Party.
1908: Willard Frank Libby, American chemist who won a Nobel Prize for his part in creating the carbon-14 method in dating ancient findings.
December 17th
in history
1861: The Stonewall Brigade begins to dismantle Dam No. 5 of the C&O Canal. Stonewall Jackson's final days.
1886: At a Christmas party, Sam Belle shoots his old enemy Frank West, but is fatally wounded himself.
1903: Orville Wright makes the first recorded flight at Kittyhawk, North Carolina.
1927: U.S. Secretary of State Kellogg suggests a worldwide pact renouncing war.
1938: Italy declares the 1935 pact with France invalid, because ratifications had not been exchanged. France denies the argument.