Wildcat Remembrance Day

On the one-year mark of the tragedy that forever changed us all our community spent the day how they needed to – to heal, reflect, mourn, and most of all, to love.  

We came together as a school community in solidarity in two ways on November 30, 2022. At 12:51 p.m. our school community shared a moment of silence together and at 7 p.m. our community and beyond simultaneously lit luminaries, Christmas lights, and more. Together we lit up Oxford with love as we honored the beautiful lives that were taken from us far too soon - Hana, Tate, Justin, and Madisyn. 

We thank all of the incredible ways our community wrapped its arms around our students, staff, and families through a difficult week. Words cannot express our incredible gratitude and what this generosity meant to us.

Below is list of those we are aware that extended their help, hope, and love. Although we may not know of all those that offered support, as we are made aware we will add them to this list:

All For Oxford Resiliency Center & Common Ground (Variety of Supports)

Brighton Dog Pack (Additional Therapy Dogs)

Collier Lanes (Provided Free Bowling and Gathering Space)

Common Denominator Coffee + Community (Provided Free Coffee and Gathering Space)

EasterSeals (Provided Additional Mental Health Clinicians)

Evergreen Coffee (Provided Free Coffee and Gathering Space)

G’s Pizza (Lunches)

Grit Obstacle Course (Discounted rate)

Italian Garden (Lunches)

Journey Lutheran Church (Ongoing funding for Therapy/Services)

Katie Goetz/Jim Gibbons/Laura Azoni/John Schmidt For “Lighting up OHS with Love”

Kensington Church (Provided Lunch for OHS Staff)

Kookies Cream-Lapeer (Treats)

Legacy Center (Provided Gathering Space)

Local Flower Shops (Provided Flowers)

McLaren Oakland (Lunches)

Meijer (Waffle Stixs for OHS Students)

Magic Brownie Box: (Treats)

Michigan Education Association (Offering Additional Mental Health Support for Staff)

Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs (Additional Therapy Dogs)

North Oakland Community Coalition (Psycho-Education Students)

North Oakland Strong (Lunches)

Oakland County Sheriffs Office (Extra Coverage at Schools)

Oakland Schools (Mental Health Clinicians/Supports)

Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (Psycho-Education Students)

Oxford Open-Handed (Kindness project/Gathering Space)

Pushna Wellness (Free Yoga)

Sage Brush (Lunches)

Oxford Bank (Donations to Light up OHS with Love)

Oxford Wildcat Booster Club (Donations for Staff/Students)

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Morning Mass/Gathering Space)

Woodchips (Lunches)

Woodside Bible Church (Provided Lunch for OHS Staff)