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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 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
1876: The Ottomans inflict a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.
1882: The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.