Community-wide open house May 17

Every month, School Superintendent Dr. William Skilling sits down with other community leaders to talk about Oxford. During their talks they come up with ideas for the community and what action to take to improve. A community-wide open house set for Sunday, May 17 from 1-4 p.m. was one of the ideas they had. ‘The […]

DA’s Engel says goodbye next month

By Wendi Reardon Leader Staff Writer Every morning Daniel Axford Elementary Principal Lydia Engel begins the day visiting every classroom and says hi to all of the students and teachers. She will make her last walk when the kids finish the school year on June 11 and will begin her retirement June 19. She will […]

Parents want Brasington to stay in Leonard

Leonard Elementary School parents waited through the school board meeting on May 11 to share their opinions and concerns about their principal Joyce Brasington leaving to go to Daniel Axford Elementary in the fall. They began with the moment they stepped inside Leonard and felt it was a different atmosphere because of the staff and […]

What I love about Oxford

Growing up in Oxford has made Kayle Parker appreciate the little things, like enjoying time to read a book and spending time with friends. ‘I like the small-town feel,? said the Oxford High School 2008 graduate. ‘I like the downtown atmosphere during the holidays.? She also likes the close proximity of the businesses in downtown. […]

Robertson honored as district finalist for Betty Campion award

Sheila Robertson was surprised when Leonard Elementary Principal Joyce Brasington walked into the fifth grade classroom she was in. Students clapped as Brasington handed Robertson a certificate for being the Oxford school district’s finalist for Betty Campion Distinguished Support Service Award. The award was created to recognize the many contributions the support staff makes to […]

Soldier’s mom grateful to collision shop

Sharron Roohan expressed her gratitude to Mark Niepokuj, owner of Auto Collision Solutions, before they went into the garage to take a look at her son’s vehicle. Not only had he fixed the vehicle a few times, but offered Roohan an ear if she needed to talk to someone. Her son, Keegan Rasmussen, decided after […]

Batters aim for their next win for this week

Sluggers are looking for their next win after last week’s losses. ‘We are playing good baseball,? said Coach Jeff Willis of the boys varsity team. ‘We are just waiting for that clencher against defense to win.? For Willis, the boys are having no problem hitting, pitching, or catching. They have all the keys to succeed […]

Parents question Schools of Choice

Parents arrived at the School of Choice forum April 29 at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club with open minds and plenty of concerns about their children and their community. Superintendent Dr. William Skilling decided to have the meeting after talking to people over the last few weeks. ‘It was mostly for the concerned parents,? he said. […]

OES principal retiring

Oxford Elementary School Principal Debbie Stout remembers all of the fond memories as she walks through the empty halls while the students learn on the other side of the walls. Stout announced she will be retiring at the end of this school year after 15 years as principal of the Pontiac St. school, which opened […]

Brown to take reins at OES

Jeff Brown, assistant principal at Oxford Middle School will be Debbie Stout’s successor at Oxford Elementary School. ‘I am excited,? he said. ‘It will be fun and I am excited to get back to that age group.? Brown met the staff and toured the school last Friday. While he walked around the halls he introduced […]