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Charter school changes name to Deer Trail Academy

Oxford's new charter school hasn't even opened its doors yet and it's already changed its name because an educational institution on the East Coast asked it to do so. Deerfield Academy will now be known as Deer Trail Academy following a March 26 vote of the charter school's five-member board of education....more >>
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No time to stop in brake contest

Not even brakes can slow down Oxford High School's agile auto students. Last week, 26 future mechanics participated in the automotive program's annual brake competition. Two-person teams went head-to-head to see who could completely disassemble and reassemble a drum brake assembly on two different vehicles in the least amount of time....more >>
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Meet the team behind the robot

Oxford High School's robotics team TORC Team 2137 kicked off another season of robotic competitions a couple weeks ago. This year's challenge is called "Ultimate Ascent," according to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) website usfirst....more >>
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Curtis Insurance, SADD club join forces to stop texting and driving

More than 200 Oxford High School students recently signed a pledge poster promising they won't send or read text messages while driving. The pledge is part of W82TXT (Wait to Text), a community awareness campaign to encourage drivers not to text when they're behind the wheel....more >>
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AG program wins 16 medals at states, sending one team to nationals

The Oxford Academics Games team won a total of 16 team medals at the Michigan Academic Games state Super Tournament held in Grand Rapids Michigan March 6-8. Academic Games (AG) is a series of eight different games that allow students to use their knowledge to compete....more >>
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Born March 1st
1837: William Dean Howells, novelist.
1904: Glenn Miller, big band leader during the 1930s and '40s.
1914: Ralph Waldo Ellison, African-American author (Invisible Man).
1917: Robert Lowell, Jr., poet, won Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for Lord Weary's Castle.
1921: Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator.
March 1st
in history
1808: In France, Napoleon creates an imperial nobility.
1815: Napoleon lands at Cannes, France, returning from exile on Elba, with a force of 1,500 men and marches on Paris.
1871: German troops enter Paris, France, during the Franco-Prussian War.
1875: Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which is invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.
1912: Albert Berry completes the first in-flight parachute jump, from a Benoist plane over Kinlock Field in St. Louis, Missouri.