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District eliminating paper report cards

It truly is the end of an era. Oxford Community Schools is eliminating paper report cards beginning with the high school's in June. "We believe report cards should not be a special event and that grades should never be a surprise to parents or students," according to an e-mail from district spokesperson Linda Lewis....more >>
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Chinese principals tour OHS

They say you learn something new everyday. Nineteen principals from Beijing, China found out firsthand that saying was true as they spent three days at Oxford High School last week learning the ins-and-outs of an American high school....more >>
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Born August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.