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NHS inducts 46 new members

They don't just study hard and earn good grades. They serve, lead and inspire those around them. That's what sets them apart from their fellow students. That's why they were chosen....more >>

District programs win two state awards

Oxford Community Schools is one of eight school districts who are celebrating more success after being announced as recipient of the 2013 Michigan's Best Award by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB)....more >>

Band takes 3rd at Brandon Invite

Their placement was lower, but their score was higher. Oxford High School's Marching Band took third place out of seven Class A schools at the Brandon Invitational Saturday in Ortonville....more >>
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OES celebrates 138K minutes of reading

138,312. That's how many minutes were read by Oxford Elementary students over the summer as part of the "Book Across America" Summer Reading Club. Last week, the school celebrated this tremendous amount of reading by holding a pancake breakfast for 83 students and giving each of them a free book....more >>
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Born September 20th
1842: Lord James Dewar, physician who invented the vacuum flask and cordite, the first smokeless powder.
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
September 20th
in history
1784: Packet and Daily, the first daily publication in America, appears on the streets.
1806: Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark pass the French village of La Charette, the first white settlement they have seen in more than two years.Ken Burns' unique vision of the American West.
1830: The National Negro Convention convenes in Philadelphia with the purpose of abolishing slavery.
1850: The slave trade is abolished in the District of Columbia.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule ironically gave his life for the red man, not the black.
1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.