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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 29th
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
August 29th
in history
1526: Ottoman Suleiman the Magnificent crushes a Hungarian army under Lewis II at the Battle of Mohacs.
1533: In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.