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LHS drama students take top honors in theater festival

Two Lafayette High School theater students earned first-place honors in two categories at the recent Tennessee Williams Festival in Clarksdale. Rachel Whitehorn and Kana Carpenter took home the awards. (November 2, 2010, Page 6)

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    Lafayette schools target test scores

    After being put on academic watch this year, Lafayette School District is overhauling teaching methods to get scores up for the next round of state testing that begins in March. At each school, new strategies are being implemented to improve test scores and to better track student progress. (October 5, 2010, Page 1, 2)

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      LHS students lift voices to raise funds for choir program

      A choir concert will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the North Oxford Baptist Church to help raise funds for the Lafayette High School choir. (September 28, 2010, Page 5)

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        City OKs Foster to head tech school

        During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

        The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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          County schools keep growing

          The number of students attending Lafayette County schools continues to grow, Superintendent Mike Foster said.

          Foster reported the early enrollment numbers Tuesday to the members of the Lafayette County School Board. The report notes the district has 65 more students this year compared to last school year. (September 8, 2010, Page 1)

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            Tech Board changes ahead?

            Lafayette and Oxford School Boards will soon approve or deny a proposal to give more power to the Lafayette County Schools Superintendent for the School of Applied Technology. The Lafayette Schools already have financial control over the jointly-run school. (September 1, 2010, Page 1)

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              Lafayette bus driver clarifies story

              After running a story about a child left on a bus at Lafayette Elementary School, the bus driver came forward with her side of the story – hoping to clarify that the school system had immediately notified the family. (August 26, 2010, Page 1)

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                Sheriff’s investigators nab several in burglary cases

                The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department have made several recent arrests of those they feel are responsible for area burglaries including a break-in at the Lafayette High School field house and several vehicle burglaries in Wellsgate. (August 25, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Child left behind on bus

                  For one mother, her 8-year-old son’s safety was the first thought after he was left on the bus in a parking lot and then walked into school on his own.

                  Lafayette School District Mike Foster is unaware of a similar incident occurring at Lafayette schools in the past, but was aware of a similar incident in another district in the past. (August 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Test results show progress

                    Local schools, Lafayette County, Oxford and Water Valley school districts are well above the state percentage of passing scores in most testing areas. But all three districts along with all other districts in the state continue to struggle with reading scores. Statewide results were released today. Oxford Superintendent said that “There is always room for improvement.” (August 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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