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Entire district now IB; first in state

Oxford Community Schools received authorization Nov. 4 for its final two International Baccalaureate World Schools Oxford Middle School and Oxford High School. Both schools (grades 6-10) are part of the IB Middle Years Programme, making Oxford Community Schools the first public school district in Michigan to receive PreK-12 authorization....more >>
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Zombies invade Oxford!

Ghouls raise money, awareness for special needs prom, autism charity

Reports of zombies lumbering along the Polly Ann Trail last week were forwarded to the Oxford Leader by frightened readers. But fear not, the undead have not risen from their graves to feast upon the supple flesh of the living at least not yet anyway....more >>
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Charter school offers second chance to succeed

There was cause for much celebration Friday on the Oxford campus of Crossroads for Youth as a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Deer Trail Academy (DTA). "Today is a very special day for (us as) we get to present our school formally to everyone in the community," said Principal Andie Jump....more >>
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Born July 31st
1837: William Clarke Quantrill, Confederate raider during the American Civil War.
1867: S.S. Kresge, American businessman.
1901: Jean Dubuffet, French sculptor and painter.
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
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in history
1790: The U.S. Patent Office opens.
1875: Former president Andrew Johnson dies at the age of 66.
1882: Belle and Sam Starr are charged with horse stealing in the Indian territory.
1891: Great Britain declares territories in Southern Africa up to the Congo to be within their sphere of influence.
1904: The Trans-Siberian railroad connecting the Ural mountains with Russia's Pacific coast, is completed.