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Study ranks Oxford Schools 357/540

Oxford Community Schools is performing below expected levels when it comes to student proficiency on standardized tests compared to their socioeconomic status, according to a study put out by Bridge Magazine....more >>
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OMS play promises to be fast, funny

Given how cold, snowy and relentless this winter's been, it seems like everybody could use a good laugh these days. Fortunately, the Oxford Middle School Drama Club will be providing tons of yuks when it presents its production of "Wait, Wait ....more >>
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All they want to do is dance!

Leonard Elementary's fourth and fifth-graders danced the night away Friday with a special dance party held by the school's PTO just for them....more >>
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Donation to buy new flags

The Oxford Athletic Boosters donated $650 to the Oxford High School Athletic Department to replace the torn American and Michigan flags which currently hang above the school's Wildcat football stadium....more >>
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Born August 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
1802: Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Consul for Life by the French Senate after a plebiscite from the French people.
1819: The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.
1832: Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.
1862: Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.