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District down 10 due to grads

Oxford Community Schools appears to have lost a handful students. The head count on student Count Day (Feb. 13) was 5,677 which is 10 less students from last fall, due to graduations at Cross Roads for Youth and Crossing Bridges High School, according to Linda Lewis, communications coordinator for the district....more >>

State grad rates increase, while Oxford holds steady

While Oxford Community Schools have experienced about the same graduation rate over the past few years, statewide there has been an increase. According to data released by the Michigan Center for Educational performance and information (CEPI), statewide four-year high school graduation rates last spring increased to 76....more >>
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Chinese students offer views on American education

What are the differences between Chinese and American teaching styles? Twenty-six students from the Michigan State University Confucius Institute got to find out last week. Oxford Community Schools was one of several districts the students observed as part of their field requirements for preparing to teach in American classrooms....more >>
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DA loves V-Day!

Daniel Axford Elementary students absolutely love Valentine's Day. And honestly, what's not to love? They get to dress up and act all fancy like adults. They get to eat sweet treats like delicious cupcakes and yummy ice cream....more >>
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She'll always be my little girl

A special event held Sunday at Oxford High School proved that daughters are never too big or too old to dance with their dads. It was called the "Last Chance Daddy-Daughter Dance" and it was a wonderful opportunity for fathers to have a magical evening with their little girls, who are now juniors and seniors at OHS....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.
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in history
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.
1862: Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.
1862: The Army Ambulance Corps is established by Maj. Gen. George McClellan.
1876: Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker.