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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 August 22nd
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
1917: John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
1920: Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
1934: H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.
1935: E. Annie Proulx, writer (Postcards, The Shipping News).
August 22nd
in history
1485: Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth. This victory establishes the Tudor dynasty in England and ends the War of the Roses.
1642: Civil war in England begins as Charles I declares war on Parliament at Nottingham.
1717: The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of Belgrade, ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans.
1777: With the approach of General Benedict Arnold's army, British Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.
1849: The Portuguese governor of Macao, China, is assassinated because of his anti-Chinese policies.