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23 DECA kids qualify for intl. competition

Twenty-three Oxford High School students are heading to Anaheim, California next month. But they're not going there to soak up the sunshine and party hard for spring break. They're going there to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference set for April 23-28....more >>
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Journey to the 'Secret Garden'

OHS brings musical to stage March 21-23

Oxford High School thespians will bring the "Secret Garden" musical to life Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23 at the high school's Fine Arts Center. The story begins in India as 11-year-old Mary Lennox wakes up to find everybody around her dead due to a cholera outbreak....more >>
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Clear Lake PTO buys 20 iPad Minis for kids

When Clear Lake Principal Bradley Bigelow showed up to Sarah Rosenthal's fourth-grade classroom with a large box, they knew they were getting a surprise, but they didn't know what....more >>

School district breaks down MEAP scores

Comparing this year's third-grade class MEAP scores to last year's results for that same grade doesn't make much sense, according to Leonard Elementary Principal Paul McDevitt. McDevitt used the example of his current third-grade daughter and second-grade son....more >>
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It's cool to wear a helmet!

All 351 second-graders in the Oxford school district got free helmets this week courtesy of United HealthCare Community Plan, Priority Health, McLaren Oakland and the Oxford Fire Department....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1914: U.S. places economic support behind Allies. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.
1918: The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the Spanish Inflenza epidemic.
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.