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Trumpet pro plays with jazz students

Oxford High School's Jazz Band kicked off its first concert in Lansing last Friday night as a part of Marshall Music's 65th year celebration called "Marshallpalcoza." "Marshall Music is the company that does equipment rental and is our music dealer," explained OHS Band Director Jim Gibbons....more >>
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New OVA lab opens doors

Last week, Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) proudly opened the doors to students at their new lab, located in the Market Place Plaza on N. Lapeer Road. After a little over $2,000 worth of renovations over the summer, the new lab features 3,000 square feet of work and office space....more >>

OVA partners with Kettering University

The Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) continues to expand their "classroom," this time to Flint. With a newfound partnership with Kettering University, OVA opened another new learning lab directly on Kettering's campus on Sept....more >>
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Born August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.