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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 September 5th
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
1950: Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist, creator of Cathy.
September 5th
in history
1905: The Russian-Japanese War ends as representatives of the combating empires, meeting in New Hampshire, sign the Treaty of Portsmouth. Japan achieves virtually all of its original war aims.
1910: Marie Curie demonstrates the transformation of radium ore to metal at the Academy of Sciences in France.
1944: Germany launches its first V-2 missile at Paris, France.When the anticipated invasion of Britain failed to materialize in 1940, Londoners relaxed, but soon they faced a frightening new threat, Hitler's V-weapon offensive.
1958: Martin Luther King is arrested in an Alabama protest for loitering and fined $14 for refusing to obey police.
1960: Leopold Sedar Sengingor, poet and politician, is elected president of Senegal, Africa.