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School district offers retirement incentive to help prevent layoffs

As an enticement "to help prevent layoffs and alleviate budget concerns due to the uncertainty of state funding," Oxford Community Schools is offering a retirement incentive available to all Oxford Education Association (OEA) teachers with at least 10 years in the district....more >>

Custodial contract for schools OKed with $116K-per-year increase

Oxford Community Schools is looking to renew their contract with the Holland, Michigan-based Enviro-Clean for custodial services. The two-year extended contract would come with a price tag of $1,027,000 per year, which is $116,195 more per year than when Enviro-Clean was hired by the district in 2010 for $910,805 per year for a three year contract....more >>
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Mexican officials visit Oxford as part of sister-school relationship

School and government officials from Tlalnepantla, Mexico visited Oxford High School and Lakeville and Leonard elementary schools last week as apart of their sister school agreements with Oxford Community Schools....more >>
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Field Day at OES

Oxford Elementary School students celebrated the end of the school year by holding their annual Field Day May 31....more >>
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A fair time at Kingsbury

On Sunday afternoon, Kingsbury Country Day School in Addison Township held its 57th Annual Country Fair. There were plenty of fun things to see and do as the school celebrated its 60th anniversary and did a little fund-raising....more >>
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Learning the marketplace

Adventures in capitalism

Clear Lake Elementary fourth-graders held their annual Economics Fair May 30. They each started their own business and created a product to sell to their fellow students. The students learned economic concepts such as scarcity, human resources, goods versus services, competition and supply and demand....more >>
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If it's too loud, you're too old!

Super Singers from Oxford and Clear Lake elementaries took to the stage of the high school's Fine Arts Center Saturday to perform the musical "Destination Rock." The concert took the audience on a journey through rock 'n' roll history from the 1950s to the 1980s, from Elvis and Motown to the British Invasion and Bon Jovi....more >>
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Born September 22nd
1694: Philip Dormer Stanhope, statesman of letters.
1788: Theodore Hook, English novelist best known for Impromptu at Fulham.
1791: Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.
1885: Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
1902: John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
September 22nd
in history
1711: The Tuscarora Indian War begins with a massacre of settlers in North Carolina, following white encroachment that included the enslaving of Indian children.
1776: American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City; his last words are reputed to have been, I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.A veteran long before the War for Independence, Sam Whittemore was America's oldest, bravest soldier.
1789: Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov drive the Turkish army under Yusuf Pasha from the Rymnik River, upsetting the Turkish invasion of Russia.
1862: President Lincoln issues a proclamation calling for all slaves within the rebel states to be freed on January 1, a political move that helps keep the British from intervening on the side of the South.
1864: Union General Philip Sheridan defeats Confederate General Jubal Early's troops at the Battle of Fisher's Hill, in Virginia.Winchester, Virginia, saw more of the war than any other place North or South.