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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 September 16th
1893: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925: Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925: B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1926: John Knowles, writer (A Separate Peace).
1950: Henry Louis Gates Jr., critic and scholar.
September 16th
in history
1940: Congress passes the Selective Service Act, which calls for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
1942: The Japanese base at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands is raided by American bombers.Led by legendary flier Jimmy Doolittle, 16 U.S. Army B-25 bombers broke through Japanese defenses on April 18, 1942, to strike Tokyo and other cities in broad daylight.
1945: Japan surrenders Hong Kong to Britain.RAF officer Aidan MacCarthy narrowly escaped the Nazis, spent three years in Japanese POW camps and survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
1950: The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur's troops heading south from Inchon.A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1972: South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army. Lessons learned in the savage 1972 Eastertide Offensive paid off at the Battle of Khafji almost two decades later.