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Monday, March 30, 2015

Education

Local schools work to keep absenteeism rates low

In light of the Mississippi Department of Education’s recent report on chronic absenteeism, the Oxford EAGLE decided to take a look at student attendance within the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts. (March 29, 2015, Page 4C)

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    OSD students to make up 2 days

    Oxford School District students will only have to make two of the four days they missed due to winter weather, after receiving a waiver from the Mississippi Department of Education. (March 29, 2015, Page 3A)

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      MDE meeting offers suggestions to help students with reading

      The Mississippi Department of Education hosted a literacy meeting Monday to explain the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and share skills parents can use to help their children while reading at home. (March 25, 2015, Page 2)

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        Chrestman named Teacher of the Year at LMS

        Amy Chrestman, a seventh-grade teacher at Lafayette Middle School, was chosen as Teacher of the Year by the school’s faculty and administration. (March 24, 2015, Page 1)

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          OSD changes registration policy

          The Oxford School Board announced at Monday’s meeting a change to their registration policy that will require parents to verify their children live within the district every year. The board also voted to ask the Mississippi Department of Education to waive two of four snow days accumulated during the inclement weather over the past two months. (March 24, 2015, Page 1)

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            Jennifer Yancy named Parent of the Year at LES

            Jennifer Yancy, a Lafayette Elementary School parent, was voted as the school’s Parent of the Year by faculty and staff for the many hours she has dedicated to the school. (March 22, 2015, Page 4C)

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              DDES promotes healthy eating with Rainbow Day

              Della Davidson Elementary School students were encouraged to use the new salad bar during Good Food for Oxford Schools’ promotional “Rainbow Day” on Tuesday. (March 22, 2015, Page 4C)

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                Caldwell named Teacher of the Year at LUES

                Melalicia Caldwell, a third-grade teacher at Lafayette Upper Elementary School, spends much of her time coming up with engaging activities and ways that will motivate her students to not only form, but maintain a positive attitude about school. Her dedication to her students is what earned her the title of Teacher of the Year at LUES. (March 17, 2015, Page 1)

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                  OUS celebrates 30th birthday with annual auction

                  Oxford University School is hosting an annual auction in conjunction with the celebration of its 30th birthday Saturday at 6 p.m. (March 17, 2015, Page 5)

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                    Lafayette High students win awards in state Beta Club competition

                    Addison Roush and Zach Pugh of Lafayette High School earned awards at the Mississippi Beta Club competition last month. (March 15, 2015)

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