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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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1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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in history
1937: The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany becomes operational.The Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.
1939: Synthetic vitamin K is produced for the first time.
1941: The Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo plane makes its first flight.
1942: Ensign Henry C. White, while flying a J4F Widgeon plane, sinks U-166 as it approaches the Mississippi River, the first U-boat sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard.
1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.