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District's world language program recognized

Oxford Superintendent Dr. William Skilling said they were "very surprised and honored" after being presented the "Educational Program of the Year Award" for its Fifth Core World Language Culture Program at Automation Alley's 12 annual Awards Gala held at the GM Heritage Center in Troy....more >>
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What a parade!

The weather was cold and rainy, but that couldn't dampen the spirits of the Oxford Wildcats as they proudly marched in the Homecoming Parade Friday evening....more >>
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The power of pep!

What better way to get fired up for the big homecoming game than a good old-fashioned pep assembly. That's exactly what Oxford High School had Friday afternoon as students and staff participated in a bunch of wacky games meant to entertain and boost school spirit....more >>
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Born August 28th
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.