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Friday, October 31, 2014

Education

Spooky science takes over LCSD

Lafayette Elementary and Middle School students participated in some creepy science experiments yesterday, getting in the Halloween spirit. The middle schoolers helped first-graders to conduct and draw observations from the experiments. (October 31, 2014, Page 5A)

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    OSD honors tops scorers

    The Oxford School District honored the top scorers on the 2013-14 MCT2 state tests. The students were recognized at Monday night’s school board meeting. (October 30, 2014, Page 2A)

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      OSD wants to meet with city

      The Oxford School Board has decided to request a meeting with the members of the board of alderman to discuss rezoning land that the district would like to sell. The board has not yet determined a meeting time. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Early report on laptops mixed

        The Oxford School Board was informed of an update at last night’s board meeting on the One to One Initiative that gave each student in the high school and middle school a laptop. While damages were reported as very minimal some parents have questioned just how much the laptop is a distraction for their child. (October 28, 2014, Page 1)

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          LES hopes to produce community helpers

          Lafayette Elementary School students got a lesson on community helpers from all aspects of the spectrum. The first-grade students also got a chance to be community helpers as well when they helped their kindergarten underclassman with a project. (October 26, 2014, Page 6C)

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            Education Briefs

            • OIS parent-only event set Tuesday
            • Jones gets scholarship
            • NASA to visit OIS Thursday
            • BES book fair set this week
            • Trunk or Treat set Friday at LHS
            • OHS newspaper Pacemaker Finalist
            • Stocks elected to university student government
            • NWCC Fall Fine Arts scholarship auditions set Friday
            • Local lawmakers praised for ed efforts
            • Allred wins Apple gift card

             (October 26, 2014, Page 6C)

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              Local schools retain rankings

              The Mississippi Department of Education released accountability ratings for local school districts today. As the state granted a waiver for rankings, all rankings stayed the same, however kindergarten readiness appears to be suffering throughout the state. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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                LHS honors top SATP students

                Lafayette High School honored several students at Friday night’s football game who made a perfect score on their Subject Area tests. The school also honored teachers who made such an effort to prepare students for the exams and made the school an ‘A’ school once again. (October 14, 2014, Page 2)

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                  OHS chosen for state anti-bullying campaign

                  Oxford High School was chosen out of all other schools in the states for author Jay Asher’s 50 States Anti-Bullying Tour. The author will be at the school on Oct. 15th to discuss his book with teens. (October 12, 2014, Page 6C)

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                    Education briefs

                    • ACT workshop set today
                    • Excel by 5 celebrates 10th anniversary
                    • OHS to receive Top Ten Teen Books
                    • MSU dedicates building to former president

                     (October 12, 2014, Page 6C)

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