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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 August 2nd
1820: John Tyndall, British physicist and the first scientist to show why the sky is blue.
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
August 2nd
in history
1943: Lt. John F. Kennedy, towing an injured sailor, swims to a small island in the Solomon Islands. The night before, his boat, PT-109, had been split in half by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.
1950: The U.S. First Provisional Marine Brigade arrives in Korea from the United States.
1964: U.S. destroyer Maddoxis reportedly attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats.
1965: Newsman Morley Safer films the destruction of a Vietnamese village by U.S. Marines.
1990: Iraqi forces invade neighboring Kuwait.