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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 April 2nd
1805: Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of fairy tales.
1834: Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor.
1840: Emile Zola, French novelist and activist.
1875: Walter P. Chrysler, founder of Chrysler Automobile Company.
1891: Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor and founder of surrealism.
April 2nd
in history
1910: Karl Harris perfects the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber.
1914: The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces plans to divide the country into 12 districts.
1917: President Woodrow Wilson presents a declaration of war against Germany to Congress.
1917: Jeannette Pickering Rankin is sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1931: Virne Jackie Mitchell becomes the first woman to play for an all-male pro baseball team. In an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she strikes out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.