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OHS kids could be headed south of the border

What it's like to live in Mexico? Some Oxford High School students may have the opportunity to find out during Maymester through an exchange program with sister school Bachillerato 5 de Mayo High School in Puebla Mexico....more >>
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Robotics team gets donation from Parker Filtration

Last week, Parker Filtration, located at 500 S. Glaspie St. in Oxford Village, presented T.O.R.C. TEAM 2137, the high school's robotics team with a $500 donation. "Thank you for what you guys are doing for our community of students," said Team Mentor Phil Kimmel to the Parker Filtration workers who presented the check....more >>
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A lesson about maple syrup? Sweet!

It turns out the maple syrup folks enjoy on their pancakes and waffles doesn't magically come from a talking glass bottle that resembles a matronly female. It actually comes from places like Keller Family Farms/Keller's Maple Products (6209 Bordman Rd....more >>

NHS fund-raiser big success thanks to Big Boy

Thanks to the Oxford Big Boy and the wonderful members of the community who dine there, Oxford High School's National Honor Society (NHS) was able to raise $375 at the March 6 fund-raiser....more >>
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Tell me about my town

Oxford Elementary School fourth-graders visited the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum (1 N. Washington St.) last week. Students learned all about Oxford's history, industries and early residents....more >>
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Born July 4th
1826: Stephen Foster, American composer.
1872: Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States (1923-1929).
1883: Rube Goldberg, Pulittzer Prize-winning cartoonist.
1898: Gertrude Lawrence, English actress.
1905: Lionel Trilling, literary critic and educator.
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1817: Construction begins on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River.
1826: Two of America's founding fathers--Thomas Jefferson and John Adams--die.
1831: The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, dies at the age of 73.
1845: Henry David Thoreau begins his 26-month stay at Walden Pond.
1855: Walt Whitman publishes the first edition of Leaves of Grass at his own expense.