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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 August 31st
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
1945: Itzhak Perlman, violinist.
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in history
1864: At the Democratic convention in Chicago, General George B. McClellan is nominated for president.
1919: The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, Workers of the world unite!
1928: Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera opens in Berlin.
1940: Joseph Avenol steps down as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
1942: The British army under General Bernard Law Montgomery defeats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Battle of Alam Halfa in Egypt.