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Lafayette Schools

AnComm expands services

The AnComm Talk-About-It program, aweb-and text-based program to allow students to anonymously talk about issues, has continued to grow in popularity among middle and high schools throughout the country. Now, thanks to a partnership with the Mississippi Department of Health, the program is available to anyone in the state, although the hope is that it gives teens an opportunity to reach out to a trained counselor. (May 6, 2010, Page 5)

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    Using words as weapons

    Bullycide is an ongoing problem in middle and high schools today. Hear one local girl’s story of how she overcame the bullying and what local districts are doing to help prevent suicide and bullying. (May 6, 2010, Page 1, 5)

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      Helping garden values take root

      A CONVERSATION WITH — Principal Margaret Boyd enjoys sharing her longtime hobby of growing flowers and vegetables with children at Lafayette Elementary School. Recently, she had the opportunity to show kids how to plant vegetable seeds when the University of Mississippi’s Students for a Green Campus came out to host a Green Field Day for second graders. (April 29, 2010, Page 3)

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        Atkinson named Lafayette’s Parent of the Year

        Running a photography business and raising four sons would be enough for most people, but for Lafayette School District Parent of the Year Brandall Atkinson, doing more to help her children’s school experience is just part of being a parent. (April 28, 2010, Page 1)

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          Lafayette Elementary school carnival

          PHOTOS — Students at Lafayette Elementary School took part in the school carnival Friday. (April 27, 2010, Page 7)

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            Education briefs

            • Oxford High School theater department will stage “Almost, Maine” as the annual Kayla Sue Mize fundraiser this Friday-Sunday.
            • Walking Wednesdays continue
            • Green innovation forum set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Overby Center
            • Lafayette High School class of 1970 will host its 40th class reunion on Memorial Day Weekend
            • Robyn Thweatt of Oxford was named to the Northwest Mississippi Community College cheer squad
            • The Summer Coin program is taking applications for students aged 14-21 for their summer work program.
            • Oxford High School band recently returned from a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.

             (April 27, 2010, Page 6)

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              Education briefs

              • Lafayette PTO Meeting set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
              • Oxford High School Class of 1970 Reunion set for Double Decker Weekend
              • Local students receive highest academic award at Honors Day convocation
              • Lafayette Upper Elementary will host an open house for upcoming third-graders on Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
              • Lafayette School District has two national winners in the Classworks WIN contest.
              • Six inductees to enter NWCC Sports Hall of Fame with former Ole Miss player Don Kessinger as the keynote speaker.
              • Summer Ecology camp offered and registration now underway.

               (April 20, 2010, Page 6)

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                County schools prepare for cuts

                The Lafayette County School District voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a Staff Reduction in Force policy that outlines how the district should handle any wide-spread layoffs of licensed employees in the district. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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                  LES students learn about environment

                  Lafayette Elementary School students had a chance to learn about being “green” during a fun hour of activities outside their school Friday. The Students for a Green Campus, a student-led organization focused on promoting the University of Mississippi Green Initiative, organized a Green Field Day at LES. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)

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                    Young scientists shine at Regional Fair

                    Local students swept the Regional Science Fair last week at the University of Mississippi, with Della Davidson Elementary taking the Best School in Show award along with 15 awards for individual students. (March 30, 2010, Page 14)

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