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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 4th
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
1928: Alvin Toffler, writer and futurist.
1941: Anne Rice, novelist.
October 4th
in history
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.
1972: Judge John Sirca imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
1976: In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.