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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 5th
1801: David Farragut, U.S. admiral during the American Civil War.
1810: P.T. Barnum, American showman.
1867: Andrew Ellicott Douglass, astronomer and archaeologist.
1889: Jean Cocteau, French artist, writer and actor.
1911: George Pompidou, Prime Minister of France (1968).
July 5th
in history
1940: Marshal Henri Petain's Vichy government breaks off diplomatic relations with Great Britain.
1941: German troops reach the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.
1943: The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history, begins.
1944: The Japanese garrison on Numfoor, New Guinea, tries to counterattack but is soon beaten back by U.S. forces.
1950: American forces engage the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.