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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 May 24th
1895: Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
1903: Arthur Vineberg, Canadian heart surgeon.
1905: Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist (And Quiet Flows the Don).
1928: William Trevor, Irish short story writer and novelist (The Old Boys, The Boarding House).
1941: Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), singer and songwriter.
May 24th
in history
1689: English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from exemption.
1738: The Methodist Church is established.
1764: Boston lawyer James Otis denounces taxation without representation, calling for the colonies to unite in opposition to Britain's new tax measures.
1798: Believing that a French invasion of Ireland is imminent, Irish nationalists rise up against the British occupation.
1844: Samuel Morse taps out the first telegraph message.