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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 July 26th
1893: George Grosz, German satiric artist.
1895: Gracie Allen, actress, wife and foil of George Burns.
1895: Robert Graves, poet and novelist ( I Claudius).
1914: Erskine Hawkins, trumpeter.
1928: Stanley Kubrick, film director (Spartacus, 2001: A Space Odyssey).
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in history
1848: The French army suppresses the Paris uprising.
1886: William Gladstone is replaced by Lord Salisbury as Prime Minister of England.
1918: Britain's top war ace, Edward Mannock, is shot down by ground fire on the Western Front.
1920: The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified.
1948: In an Executive Order, President Harry Truman calls for the end of discrimination and segregation in the U.S. armed forces.