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Supt. contract extension to be discussed March 26

Discussion on whether or not to extend Oxford Superintendent Dr. William Skilling's contract to 2019 has been pushed back to the March 26 meeting, according to Board of Education President Colleen Schultz....more >>
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Flynn named 'Teacher of the Year' by state American Legion

Five that's how many educators from around the state were selected to receive 'Teacher of the Year' awards from the American Legion, Department of Michigan. And Oxford Middle School Choir Director Jan Flynn is one of them....more >>

Police dogs find nothing at OMS

As part of on-going efforts to ensure student safety, an Oakland County Sheriff's K-9 Unit swept Oxford Middle School Feb. 26, but found no illegal substances. "We have scheduled periodic sweeps of the school by the Oakland County K-9 unit....more >>
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Chuckle of the Week

Pat, I'd like to buy an 'L' and solve the puzzle . . . We all need a good laugh from time to time, especially during a winter like this one, and that's what this sign at Oxford Middle School provides to visitors....more >>
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Shaking off the winter blues

In the midst of this long, cold, unusually hard winter, Lakeville Elementary School offered students and parents a chance to have some fun Friday night with a delightful winter fair that included games, sweet treats and pie throwing....more >>
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There he is, Mr. Oxford!

There can be only one Mr. Oxford and this year, it's Cody Roop. Roop, a senior at Oxford High School, beat out 14 contestants to win the coveted crown Feb. 26. For the competition, contestants strutted around in formal wear and beachwear, then showed off their various talents and answered questions from the pageant hosts....more >>
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Born September 5th
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
1950: Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist, creator of Cathy.
September 5th
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0: The Fire of London is extinguished after two days.The Great Fire of London! Oh the miserable and calamitous spectacle!
1664: After days of negotiation, the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British, who will rename it New York.
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1804: In a daring night raid, American sailors under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, board the captured USS Philadelphia and burn the ship to keep it out of the hands of the Barbary pirates who captured her. Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the USS Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1816: Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.