It’s that time of the year again. All three local high schools — Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley — are gearing up for graduation. Check out our special Graduation 2011 section to find out who will be getting their diploma. (May 20, 2011, Page 1G)
A new special ed director and other changes were made by the Oxford School Board last week. Patricia E. Austin will now serve as the special education director for the district. Brian Harvey was named 2011-2012 interim superintendent and other administrators were also promoted. (May 17, 2011, Page 8)
Due to rising enrollment some significant changes are being made to accomodate the new population at Della Davidson Elementary and Oxford Middle School with additions and more teachers planned. (May 13, 2011, Page 2A)
Sarah Lacy will retire this month as a biology teacher at Oxford High School after 39 years with the district. (May 12, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette and Oxford School Districts will see more state funds this year but only because both will see a growth in student population. (May 6, 2011, Page 5A)
Kim Myrick Stasny, 55, died Wednesday evening at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after complications from a brain tumor.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oxford University United Methodist Church with a service to follow at 3.
Oxford High School student Dan Mossing has earned the reputation as STAR student not only in Oxford but throughout the state as he was named STAR student for Mississippi. Dan will attend Princeton University and is the child of Mike and Sue Mossing. (May 4, 2011, Page 1)
A meeting for parents in the Oxford School District that have children with identified special needs has been set for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. (May 2, 2011, Page 3A)
Oxford School District approved a $3 million demolition and construction of a new gym at Oxford Middle School at Monday’s board meeting. The project will also include the addition of 8 classrooms for the school. The project is set to begin this summer and complete by Aug. 2012. (April 26, 2011, Page 1)
Superintendent Kim Stasny will be out off the office for the next two months while dealing with a brain tumor. Assistant Superintendent Brian Harvey will be in charge. (April 20, 2011, Page 2A)