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Leonard, the chopper has landed

Leonard Elementary students got the surprise of the school year on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 15 What started as a school-wide writing prompt ended with every student climbing aboard a military helicopter thanks to a surprise visit from the United States Customs and Border Patrol....more >>

District reports 283 enroll for online classes

For Oxford Community Schools, online learning is the big new thing. According to an email response to questions asked by the Leader about the Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) from Linda Lewis, the Executive Assistant for Curriculum and District Communications, registration for OVA exploded over the summer....more >>
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Cregar lands dream job

It's a dream job come true for Oxford Middle School Assistant Principal Carolyn Cregar. Since coming to Oxford Community Schools in August 2004, Cregar's goal has been to get into the administrative side of the middle school....more >>

State raises cut scores for MEAP, MME proficiency

Do not be surprised if there is a dramatic decrease in test score proficiency this upcoming year for Oxford Community Schools. On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the State of Michigan Board of Education voted 6-1 in favor of increasing the cut scores for proficiency standards on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) and Michigan Merit Exam (MME)....more >>
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Equestrian team district champs for 11th straight time

For the 11th year, the Oxford High School Equestrian Team has returned home champions. But the season isn't over yet. The team secured its 11th district championship in a row Sunday after beating teams from Brandon, Romeo and Lake Orion during three meets....more >>
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Born September 22nd
1694: Philip Dormer Stanhope, statesman of letters.
1788: Theodore Hook, English novelist best known for Impromptu at Fulham.
1791: Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.
1885: Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
1902: John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
September 22nd
in history
1864: Union General Philip Sheridan defeats Confederate General Jubal Early's troops at the Battle of Fisher's Hill, in Virginia.Winchester, Virginia, saw more of the war than any other place North or South.
1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, arrive in San Francisco after a rollicking, barnstorming tour of the West.Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1893: Bicycle makers Charles and Frank Duryea show off the first American automobile produced for sale to the public by taking it on a maiden run through the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts.
1906: Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia leave 21 people dead.
1914: The German cruiser Emden shells Madras, India, destroying 346,000 gallons of fuel and killing only five civilians. The exploits of a lone, resourceful cruiser caught world attention, established tactics for commerce raiding and gave tradition to a new navy.