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School district honored for music program

As an International Baccalaureate World School District, the Oxford Community Schools' curriculum is structured to make music an integral part of every student's life. It seems that structure has paid off since the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named Oxford schools one of America's 2014 "Best Communities for Music Education....more >>
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TORC wins second Chairman's Award

During their first competition of the season, Oxford High School's Robotics Team TORC, has already locked themselves in for a spot at the state competition on April 10-12 after winning the "Chairman's Award" at the Great Lakes Bay Region District, March 20-22....more >>

District expands Young Fives

Oxford Community Schools is looking to expand their Young Fives program from Daniel Axford to every elementary in the district this year, with the exception of Oxford Elementary, according to Dr. James Schwarz, assistant superintendent of curriculum & instruction....more >>

Free summer camp at OELC

The Oxford Early Learning Center's Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) summer camp is now available for free this year, due to an additional $3,600 per pupil funding being passed down by the state, which hadn't been given in the summer before according to OELC Director Washea Jackson....more >>
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Family fun done right in Leonard

Leonard Elementary held its annual spring fair Friday evening....more >>
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Born October 20th
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
1932: Michael McClure, beat poet.
1940: Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate.
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in history
1870: The Summer Palace in Beijing, China, is burnt to the ground by a Franco-British expeditionary force.
1903: The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain's, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.
1904: Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific. The treaty recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica, on the coast.
1924: Baseball's first 'colored World Series' is held in Kansas City, Mo. The talented athletes of the negro leagues.
1938: Czechoslovakia, complying with Nazi policy, outlaws the Communist Party and begins persecuting Jews. The unprecedented Nuremberg Trial.