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Are year-round schools the answer?

Because there is evidence that shows that students lose much of what they learn over the summer if they're not in an active learning mode, particularly in lower performing schools, Governor Rick Snyder in his State-of-State Address suggested looking at year-round schools....more >>

Law updates school safety drills

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Feb. 25 updating Michigan's school safety drill requirements to ensure students are better prepared in times of emergency. "This legislation will help give parents peace of mind in knowing their children and school officials are trained and prepared for possible school emergencies," Snyder said in a Press Release....more >>
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'Beauty and the Beast' at OHS March 19-22

Oxford High School thespians will bring the award-winning Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast" to the stage March 19-22 at the school's Fine Arts Center. In order to bring "a tale as old as time" to life, it took a lot of busy hands behind the scenes, according to Director Krista Price....more >>
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Kids invited to read to a therapy dog

Sometimes reading aloud is an easier experience when the audience has soft fur, floppy ears and loves to give wet kisses. That was the case for Daniel Axford Elementary first-grader Hudson Chisholm who spent some time March 5 reading to a registered therapy dog named Charley at the Oxford Public Library....more >>
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Lakeville jumps!

Last week, hundreds of Lakeville Elementary students participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart event, a fund-raiser for the American Heart Association. The kids did all sorts of things to get their heart rates up including jumping rope and hula-hooping....more >>
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Reed, Desotell claim victory in OHS brake competition

Brakes are designed to stop cars and trucks, but they don't even slow down Oxford High School's agile auto students. Thirty-two future mechanics participated in the automotive program's annual brake competition held March 11....more >>
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Pelts for floats

It's been a long time since beaver pelts have been a major form of currency in the United States, but it appears they've made a comeback at Leonard Elementary School. Last week, the school's gymnasium was transformed into an old-fashioned trading post where students could purchase goods using furs....more >>
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Curling up with a good book

Things were comfy and cozy at Leonard Elementary School Friday night as students snuggled together in the gymnasium to enjoy some good books. Wearing their pajamas and wrapped in soft, fuzzy blankets, the kids munched fresh, hot popcorn and hugged their favorite stuffed friends as they listened to fun stories....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 20th
1868: Harvey Firestone, industrialist and tire maker.
1881: Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
December 20th
in history
1948: U.S. Supreme Court announces that it has no jurisdiction to hear the appeals of Japanese war criminals sentenced by the International Military Tribunal.
1960: National Liberation Front is formed by guerrillas fighting the Diem regime in South Vietnam.
1962: In its first free election in 38 years, the Dominican Republic chooses leftist Juan Bosch Gavino as president.
1963: Four thousand cross the of Berlin Wall to visit relatives under a 17 day Christmas accord. Operation Vittles: the 1948 Berlin airlift.
1965: In the largest U.S. drug bust to date, 209 pounds of heroin is seized in Georgia.