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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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1857: Thorstein Veblen, economist and sociologist (The Theory of the Leisure Class).
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1799: The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.
1864: In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
1919: Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.
1938: George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.
1940: A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.