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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 November 23rd
1878: Ernest King, commander-in-chief of the U.S. fleet who designed the United States' winning strategy in World War II.
1887: Boris Karloff, film actor most famous for his role as the monster in the movie Frankenstein.
1888: Adolph Arthur Harpo Marx, American comedian, one of the Marx brothers.
1897: Willie The Lion Smith, jazz and ragtime pianist.
November 23rd
in history
1936: The United States abandons the American embassy in Madrid, Spain, which is engulfed by civil war.
1941: U.S. troops move into Dutch Guiana to guard the bauxite mines.
1942: The film Casablanca premieres in New York City.
1943: U.S. Marines declare the island of Tarawa secure. Terror and Survival at Tarawa
1945: Wartime meat and butter rationing ends in the United States.