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Education briefs

Items in this week’s Education Briefs include:
- Lafayette County High School was named as a Value Added School in Mississippi
- Oxford High School senior Cathy Chen won the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, a $2,000 award.
- Three students from Oxford were recognized for outstanding academic achievement at Rust College in Holly Springs for the fall semester. Aminah Farrakhan-Muhammad was named to the president’s list. Johnathan M. Parker was named to the dean’s list. Rickey F. Lawson was named to the honor roll.

 (March 9, 2010, Page 6 and 7)

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    OHS Theater is best in show

    Although they hadn’t competed at the regional level since 1980, Oxford High School took home top honors of Best in Show at this weekend’s Southeast Regional Theatre Competition in Lexington, KY. (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Community Help Day

      PHOTOS — Oxford High School sophomores took part in a Community Help Day at The Pantry last week. (March 2, 2010, Page 3)

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        Gifted program IQ standard rises

        Oxford students are going to have to be a little smarter next year if they want to be labeled as “gifted.” The Oxford School Board has approved raising the IQ standard for the program from 120 to 125. School district officials say the change will help teachers better serve the district’s most gifted kids while also helping with overcrowding in those classrooms. (February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Financial aid assistance program available Saturday

          Although officially dubbed College Goal Sunday, on this Saturday, the University of Mississippi Financial Aid office will be available at Oxford High School to help families fill out their federal financial aid forms. (February 23, 2010, Page 7)

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            Honor Rolls

            Lafayette High School and Oxford Middle School announced their latest honor rolls. (February 23, 2010, Page 6)

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              BES play

              PHOTOS — Children at Bramlett Elementary School presented the play “The ABCs of Going to School” on Friday morning. (February 23, 2010, Page 6)

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                Fantasy football helps OMS students score math points

                Oxford Middle School teacher Jeffrey Jones uses fantasy football to teach his sixth-grade ramp-up math students essential skills. (February 2, 2010, Page 6)

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                  Schools, city agree on school resource officer plan

                  The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a contract with the Oxford School District to continue with the current funding arrangement for the six school resource officers, or SROs, through the summer. (January 21, 2010, Page 2)

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                    This week in Education

                    BRIEFS — University Museum’s early-release day program to teach first- through 12th-graders about world holidays; the Oxford School District is one of 25 mini-grant recipients from the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools; Science Saturdays continue at University Museum; locals named to Delta State honor roll. (January 19, 2010, Page 8)

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