SPI
image
Palace Chrysler-Jeep
School News

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 >>
/datedimages/2014/03/12/e195ECkTtN96BEEA.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

'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 >>
/datedimages/2014/03/12/e19AF9xWIr98B605.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

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 >>
/datedimages/2014/03/12/e1B45CRxXV9C85E6.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

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 >>
/datedimages/2014/03/12/e1B546onHU9CEA83.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

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 >>
/datedimages/2014/03/12/e1BA42ypXV9ED6AB.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

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 >>
/datedimages/2014/03/12/e1BC53xloy9FACD2.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

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 >>
The Oxford Leader
SPI Subscriptions
Monday
05 - 04 - 15
01:06
May
arrow
S M T W T F S
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
Site Search


Born May 4th
1884: Agnes Fay Morgan, American nutritionist and biochemist.
1928: Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet.
1929: Audrey Hepburn (Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Rusten), actress, later U.N. special ambassador.
1939: Amos Oz, Israeli novelist (The Black Box, TheThird State).
1949: Graham Swift, British novelist (The Sweet Shop Owner, Out of this World).
May 4th
in history
1930: Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by the British.
1942: The Battle of the Coral Sea commences.
1942: The United States begins food rationing.
1961: 13 civil rights activists, dubbed Freedom Riders, begin a bus trip through the South.
1970: Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on student protesters at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine others.