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Congratulations John Connor Keils

Due to an oversight by the Oxford High School yearbook staff, the photo of 2013 graduate John Connor Keils was omitted from the school's yearbook and the Oxford Leader's special graduation section on May 22....more >>
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National competition tough one for OHS auto students

Mike Doell and Josh English didn't do as well as they had hoped in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills national competition held in Dearborn June 11, but they certainly gave it their all....more >>
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Field Day at DA was A-OK!

Daniel Axford Elementary students celebrated the end of the school year last week with their annual Field Day. The kids enjoyed some fresh air and sunshine as they played a variety of wacky, fun games....more >>
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Kraniak says goodbye to OES, maple planted in her honor

Mary Kraniak has spent most of her life imparting knowledge to eager young minds, but looking back, she realizes the learning process has really been a two-way street. "Being in a classroom with 30 children teaches you a lot," she said....more >>
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Students use engineering knowledge to stay afloat

Oxford High School students used math, cardboard and lots and lots of duct tape to build boats for a fun relay race in the school's pool last week. This exercise in brain-power and teamwork was part of teacher Phil Kimmel's "What is Engineering?" class, an introductory course that was part of the new OHS May-mester....more >>
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Born August 31st
1870: Maria Montessori, educator and founder of the Montessori schools.
1885: Duboise Heyward, novelist, poet and dramatist best know for Porgy which was the basis for the opera Porgy and Bess.
1899: Lynn Riggs, writer, her book Green Grow the Lilacs was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein to become Oklahoma.
1903: Arthur Godfrey, radio and television personality.
1905: Sanford Meisner, influential acting teacher.
August 31st
in history
1919: The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, Workers of the world unite!
1928: Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera opens in Berlin.
1940: Joseph Avenol steps down as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
1942: The British army under General Bernard Law Montgomery defeats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Battle of Alam Halfa in Egypt.
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.