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Oxford's in Brasington's heart, but Troy is her future

Joyce Brasington has been an Oxford Wildcat her entire life, first as a student, then as a school employee and finally as an administrative leader and parent. Oxford isn't simply a job to her or another line on her resume it's her home, it's her passion....more >>

MME, ACT scores mixed bag

Despite some slight improvements in a number of subject areas, Dr. James Schwarz, assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction is "disappointed with how Oxford students scored on the 2013 Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which is administered annually to high school juniors, and the ACT college entrance exam "Certainly we'd like to ....more >>

Tecmire, Rowley called back to work

Former Bridges teachers Kyle Tecmire and Kyle Rowley can relax because they won't have to go job hunting. Oxford Community Schools has called them back to work. "It's a huge relief because never in my career as a superintendent have I laid off a teacher, so I'm glad that in one week's time, we were able to call them back," said Superintendent Dr....more >>

Skilling weighs in on countywide school districts

As a way to fix the problem so many school districts operating in deficit, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is asking lawmakers to consider creating countywide school districts. Michigan currently has 549 school districts 56 intermediate districts, and 277 charter schools....more >>
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Born October 25th
1838: Georges Bizet, composer, best known for his opera Carmen.
1881: Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor or over 6,000 works.
1888: Richard E. Byrd, U.S. aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the North Pole.
1889: Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).
1902: Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.
October 25th
in history
1854: During the Crimean War, a brigade of British light infantry is destroyed by Russian artillery as they charge down a narrow corridor in full view of the Russians.
1916: German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria. Eagle of the Aegean Sea
1923: The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.
1940: German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow. Germany's lost victory at Kursk.
1944: The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world's largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters. On patrol north of the Philippine island of Luzon, USS Batfish destroyed three Japanese submarines in four nights.