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Lafayette Schools

Five local students qualify as National Merit semifinalists

One student from Lafayette High School and four from Oxford High School have qualified as semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship. The finalists for the competition will be announced in the spring. (September 14, 2014, Page 6C)

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    Schools compete before the Crosstown Classic

    Lafayette and Oxford High School have both accepted the challenge to participate in the Great American Rivalry Series “It Can Wait—Don’t Text and Drive” campaign. The schools will post on Twitter and one school will win the #X trophy tonight. (September 12, 2014, Page 2A)

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      Candidates qualify for school boards

      Lafayette County and Oxford School District’s each have three qualifying candidates running for the open school board member positions. The elections for the members will be held with other general elections on Nov. 4. (September 10, 2014, Page 1)

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        LHS driving funds for band

        The Lafayette County School Board approved a fundraiser for the LHS band with Belk Ford’s Drive 4UR School program at last night’s board meeting. The board also discussed the need for another building to compensate for student growth. (September 9, 2014, Page 1)

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          Title 1 meetings set Monday at Lafayette

          Parents are encouraged to attend the fall Title 1 meeting on Monday at Lafayette. The lower and upper elementary and the middle school are considered Title 1 schools. (September 7, 2014)

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            LES raises funds for LeBonhuer

            Lafayette Elementary is participating in the Go Jim Go challenge to raise money for LeBonhuer children’s hospital. The students were visited by WREG News Channel 3 weatherman Jim Jaggers. (September 5, 2014, Page 3)

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              MDE releases test scores

              The Mississippi Department of Education released 2013-14 state test scores. Most schools noticed a drop in scores due to an implemented common core curriculum and a standard state test. (August 26, 2014, Page 1)

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                OSD, LCSD grow again

                Student enrollment numbers for the Oxford and Lafayette County school district are seeing growth again as expected. Both schools are discussing elementary school changes to handle growth. (August 25, 2014, Page 1)

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                  LCSD changes grading scale

                  The Lafayette County School District approved a change to their grading scaled for the 2014-15 school year. They are now moving to a modified ten-point scale. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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                    LCSD Oks reduced budget

                    The Lafayette County School District board members OK’d a budget for approval at last night’s public hearing. The board will now vote to approve the budget at the board meeting next Tuesday. (July 30, 2014, Page 1)

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