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Changes to central admin. approved by school board

Changes to the central administration staff with regard to its structure, titles and salaries were approved last week by the Oxford Board of Education. According to Superintendent Dr....more >>
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Blessings in a Backpack to expand to Leonard

Oxford's Blessings in a Backpack (BIB) is going to expand its reach from one to two schools beginning this September. Leonard Elementary is set to join Lakeville Elementary in the program that provides free food to students who are in the government-subsidized free or reduced hot lunch program, according to Cheryl Verbeke, chairperson of Oxford BIB....more >>

Legislation offers on-line learning to seated students

The state of Michigan is expanding on-line education to seated students, according to Oxford Virtual Academy Director Andrew Hulbert. Under section 21F of the State School Aid Act, the State of Michigan is providing students grades 5-12 the option to enroll in up to two-online courses in place of their seated classes....more >>
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Wax museum celebrates innovators

Leonard Elementary's fourth-graders stepped into the shoes of some very famous folks last week by taking part in a living wax museum. The students have been studying how human innovation impacts the world....more >>
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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1940: Ernest Hemingway's novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
1942: Eight American and British officers land from a submarine on an Algerian beach to take measure of Vichy French to the Operation Torch landings.Sub-Task Force Goalpost in the crucible of Operation Torch.
1950: North Korean Premier Kim Il-Sung establishes a new capital at Sinuiju on the Yalu River opposite the Chinese City of Antung.Retreating and advancing in a single day.
1959: The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan.
1961: Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400.