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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 August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1952: In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.