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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 December 25th
1841: Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
1870: Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born founder of the Spartacus League which later became the German Communist Party.
1907: Cab Calloway, band leader, the first Jazz singer to sell a million records.
1918: Anwar Sadat, Egyptian president (1970 to 1981) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
December 25th
in history
1946: Chiang Kai-shek offers a new Chinese constitution in Nanking pledging universal suffrage.
1950: Scottish nationalists steal the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey. The 485 pound stone was recovered in April 1951.
1962: The Bay of Pigs captives, upon their return to the United States, vow to return to Cuba and topple Fidel Castro.
1965: Entertainer Chris Noel gives her first performance for the USO at two hospitals in California, She will eventually entertain in Vietnam.
1973: U.S. astronauts onboard the Skylab space station take a seven-hour walk in space and photograph the comet Kohoutek.