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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 August 23rd
1755: Jean Baptiste Lislet-Geoffroy, French geographer.
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
August 23rd
in history
1775: King George III of England refuses the American colonies' offer of peace and declares them in open rebellion.
1821: After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.