While students, parents and staff of the Oxford School District celebrated after voters approved a $30 million bond for a new high school and massive capital improvement plan, students, parents and staff of the Lafayette County School District rejoiced over their football team winning the Class 4A state championship game.
Both events were the top news stories during a busy fourth quarter of 2010. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)
Oxford School District’s behaviorist analyst Denise Collier has been caring for two autistic teenage boys since their mother died in November. She’s hoping someone will step up to take at least the higher functioning boy into their home and become his foster parents before they are turned back over to the state on Jan. 4. (December 23, 2010, Page 1A)
The new Oxford High School is now to set to open in fall 2013 rather than in January 2013 as noted earlier. The school board met with architect Michael Jones during a board meeting on Monday to discuss the construction process. (December 14, 2010, Page 1)
Eley Guild Hardy Architects will be the official firm to build the new $31 million Oxford High School after the Oxford School Board approved them on Monday. A more official contract will be approved at the next meeting once fees are negotiated. (December 7, 2010, Page 5)
Oxford High School students are now on the air with the new broadcast journalism program that began this year. The program is an initiative by the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association and the UM Meek School of Journalism and New Media. (November 30, 2010, Page 6)
Oxford School District will build a new $31 million high school near Della Davidson Elementary School in the Oxford Commons Area located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The school board approved a contract Wednesday to spend nearly $3.5 million for 75 acres and to extend Sisk Avenue. (November 18, 2010, Page 1)
The Oxford School Board approved a $2.56 million land purchase contract this afternoon for 65 acres, or $39,500 per acre, with Thomas Webb Avent and Murray Avent for land in Oxford Commons, located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The land will be used as the site for the new high school. An additional 10 acres was donated by the Avents to the school district. An additional $913,500 will be paid by the district to extend Sisk Avenue 1,500 feet into the Oxford Commons development. See Thursday’s EAGLE for additional details on the land purchase. (November 17, 2010)
LovePacks started last year as a pilot program at Bramlett Elementary and has quickly grown up to feed about 40 children at all three Oxford elementary schools. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)
Oxford High School presents “She Stoops to Conquer,” a comedy of manners or satire about social class this weekend. Opening on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the play stars a range of performers from avid theatre actors to newcomers to the stage. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)
Eighteen Oxford School District students, in grades third through eighth, were honored during Monday night’s regular School Board meeting for obtaining the highest possible scores on the math section of the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2.
One student, Christi Forgette, achieved the highest possible score on the language arts portion of the test. She was in sixth grade at Oxford Middle School when she took the test in May.
Thirteen of the students attend Della Davidson, four are from Oxford Middle School and three are from Oxford Elementary. (November 9, 2010, Page 2)