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Honoring veterans

Fifth graders at Davisburg Elementary marched to Davisburg Cemetery, Nov. 11, for their Veterans Day observance. Teachers Stephanie Creasey and Julianne Strong organized the annual trip with Springfield Township Clerk Laura Moreau....more >>

Auditor: Strong fund balance will help offset revenue losses

Decreases in revenue and appropriate level of fund balance was the talk of the town during the audit presentation by Yeo & Yeo P.C. Manager Jacob Sopcynzski at the Monday, Nov. 14 Oxford Board of Education meeting....more >>

OMS launches anti-bullying program

With numerous teen and young adult suicides over the past year related to bullying, Oxford Middle School officials are hoping to stop bullying before it starts. On Monday, Nov. 14, OMS administration, along with district administration, community leaders, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office and surprise guest Lomas Brown, who played offensive tackle for the Detroit Lions from 1985-95, launched the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP)....more >>

District to get $500K if it commits to adopting 'best practices'

School districts state-wide are getting thousands, if not millions, of dollars back from the state of Michigan thanks to the "best practices" incentive included in Gov. Rick Synder's 2012 budget....more >>

Breaking down those pupil numbers

Oxford Community Schools is growing yet again. Unofficial results from Count Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5 indicate the district is up approximately 272 students from last year, bringing the total number of students in the district up to 5,011....more >>
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Teachers win nearly $9K in grants

The Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan awarded nine grants to teachers in Oxford Community Schools during the Oxford Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 14. A total of $8,749....more >>
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Born September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1954: NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.
1955: Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.
1960: Fifteen African nations are admitted to the United Nations.
1962: U.S. Marshals escort James H. Meredith into the University of Mississippi; two die in the mob violence that follows.
1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation that establishes the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.While the military is responsible for fighting a war, its civilian superiors not only wage war but also determine how it will be fought.