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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 August 5th
1876: Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
1906: John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1908: Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
1923: Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
1930: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
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0: Castilian sailors in Barcelona, Spain set fire to a Jewish ghetto, killing 100 people and setting off four days of violence against Jews.
1762: Russia, Prussia and Austria sign a treaty agreeing on the partition of Poland.
1763: Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac's rebellion.
1815: A peace treaty with Tripoli--which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis--brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
1858: The first transatlantic cable is completed.