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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 August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.