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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 September 3rd
1856: Louis H. Sullivan, architect who gained fame for his design of the Chicago Auditorium Theater.
1875: Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer, designer of the Volkswagen in 1934 and the Porsche sports car in 1950.
1894: Richard Niebuhr, theologian.
1907: Carl Anderson, physicist and 1936 Nobel prize winner for his discovery of the positron.
1914: Dixie Lee Ray, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission who received the U.N. Peace Prize in 1977.
September 3rd
in history
1939: After Germany ignores Great Britain's ultimatum to stop the invasion of Poland, Great Britain declares war on Germany, marking the beginning of World War II in Europe.Battling overwhelming odds in the air and his superiors on the ground, Germany's Adolf Galland became a legend.
1939: The British passenger ship Athenia is sunk by a German submarine in the Atlantic, with 30 Americans among those killed. American Secretary of State Cordell Hull warns Americans to avoid travel to Europe unless absolutely necessary.Captain Johnnie Walker was the Royal Navy's most effective weapon against the German U-boat menace.
1943: British troops invade Italy, landing at Calabria.The Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought bravely in eight major campaigns.
1944: The U.S. Seventh Army captures Lyons, France.
1945: General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Baguio.