Regents School of Oxford has hired a consultant to help improve its academic curriculum. James Daniels, director of academic consulting with Classical School Foundation in Midlothian, Va., has been hired as academic dean for the 2010-11 school year. (March 9, 2010, Page 7)
Items in this week’s Education Briefs include:
- Lafayette County High School was named as a Value Added School in Mississippi
- Oxford High School senior Cathy Chen won the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, a $2,000 award.
- Three students from Oxford were recognized for outstanding academic achievement at Rust College in Holly Springs for the fall semester. Aminah Farrakhan-Muhammad was named to the president’s list. Johnathan M. Parker was named to the dean’s list. Rickey F. Lawson was named to the honor roll.
(March 9, 2010, Page 6 and 7)
OUS Science Fair winners
The Oxford University School recently held its annual science fair. Overall best of class winners are Catherine Field for class 1, Elisha Evans, class II, and best of fair Paschal Wilson. For a complete list of winners, see Page 6 of The Oxford EAGLE’s Education section.
(March 9, 2010, Page 6)
A little slice of New York just arrived to the Oxford Square thanks to David and Misti Skutnik. Fotino’s Deli, now located on South Lamar, is quickly becoming a popular lunch stop since it opened on February 15. (March 8, 2010, Page 5a)
Although they hadn’t competed at the regional level since 1980, Oxford High School took home top honors of Best in Show at this weekend’s Southeast Regional Theatre Competition in Lexington, KY. (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)
The Arbor Education and Training Youth Services program helps 17- to 21-year-olds by providing a two-week intensive training for job search skills and academic remediation. When the training ends, the youth is placed in a 90-hour internship, paid through the program. A new group will begin on Wednesday in Water Valley at the Lawrence Turner Community Center.
For more information, contact Cotton at 234-3231 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the program is also available at www.arboret.com
(March 5, 2010, Page 2A)
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, author John Grisham and Square Books owner Richard Howorth paid tribute to Barry Hannah at a talk on “literary Oxford” Thursday as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book. The conference is dedicated to the late Hannah, who died Monday at age 67
(March 5, 2010, Page 1A)
The empty gas station at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and University Avenue is set to be demolished after remaining empty for a couple of years. In its place will be a Checkers fast-food restaurant. The demolition request and site plan were approved by the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday. (March 4, 2010, Page 2)
It may be, according to a couple of key indicators — namely, the city’s collections on sales tax and on the 2 percent taxes on food-and-beverage purchases and hotel stays. Compared to a year prior, December’s sales-tax collections were up 8 percent and January’s were up 2.6 percent. While collections are still down for the fiscal year, they’re moving in the right direction.
(March 4, 2010, Page 1)
— Sure the Oscars are this week but a far more interesting awards ceremony happens this Friday: The Independent Spirit Awards
hosted by the Independent Film Channel. Now in their 25th year, this year’s event is to be hosted by the delightful Eddie Izzard. Anyone who attended this year’s Oxford Film Festival may be interested to follow along with several of our recent guests to find out if they win.
(March 4, 2010, Page 14)