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OMS assembly deals with suicide, self-worth

"Nobody's worthless." That was the message presented to Oxford Middle School eighth-graders by Dave Opalewski, a Central Michigan University professor and author of "Confronting Death in the School Family" during a special assembly Friday morning....more >>

Skilling wins award for being 'tech-savvy' supt.

It looks like Dr. William Skilling and technology go hand-in-hand. eSchool News, a publication network of eSchool Media Inc., announced on Feb. 1 Skilling was a recipient of the Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award, which is award to the top 10 superintendents from coast to coast who best exemplify outstanding leadership and vision in using technology to advance their district's educational goals....more >>

School board OKs $140K for Fine Arts Center, lobby

The Oxford High School Fine Arts Center and its lobby will receive some upgrades to their sound and video systems. During the Jan. 23 school board meeting, officials voted 6-0 to approve approximately $140,000 worth of upgrades....more >>
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Born August 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
1776: The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously to make the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document.
1802: Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Consul for Life by the French Senate after a plebiscite from the French people.
1819: The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.
1832: Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.