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Early report on laptops mixed

The Oxford School Board was informed of an update at last night’s board meeting on the One to One Initiative that gave each student in the high school and middle school a laptop. While damages were reported as very minimal some parents have questioned just how much the laptop is a distraction for their child. (October 28, 2014, Page 1)

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    Local schools retain rankings

    The Mississippi Department of Education released accountability ratings for local school districts today. As the state granted a waiver for rankings, all rankings stayed the same, however kindergarten readiness appears to be suffering throughout the state. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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      OHS chosen for state anti-bullying campaign

      Oxford High School was chosen out of all other schools in the states for author Jay Asher’s 50 States Anti-Bullying Tour. The author will be at the school on Oct. 15th to discuss his book with teens. (October 12, 2014, Page 6C)

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        OSD may get millions for land

        The Oxford School District has received some multi-million-dollar bids on several tracts of land it owns near the Square. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Ethics Commission OKs Kendricks’ campaign

          Oxford School Board elections are coming up quick and certain questions arose concerning the ethics of runner Marni Kendricks possibly being elected. Kendricks sought the opinion of the Mississippi Ethics Commission and her situation was considered favorable. (October 10, 2014, Page 2A)

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            OMS students creating disturbances

            The Oxford-Lafayette Public Library has recently seen its fair share of middle schoolers who walk down to the facility after school and cause disturbances with readers and staff. A police report was filed yesterday morning as the librarian believes some students started a fire on the steps of the library. (October 10, 2014, Page 1)

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              OHS to stage classic ‘Love Story’

              The Oxford High School drama department will perform the 1970 classic “Love Story” beginning Thursday at Kayla Mize Auditorium. The story was originally written by Erich Segal. (October 8, 2014, Page 1A)

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                OE hosts student, community book fair

                Oxford Elementary School hosted a student and community book fair last night in its library. Students and their parents may still take part in the fair as it is going on until Friday. (September 30, 2014, Page 2)

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                  OES kicks off Disney Fundraiser

                  Oxford Elementary School was visited by a few magical guest Friday as they kicked off their Disney Fundraiser event. Students are selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a $5,000 trip to Disney World. (September 29, 2014, Page 1)

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                    OSD puts new focus on reading

                    The Oxford School Board was made aware of 116 third-graders who either scored deficit on reading or are on the borderline and at risk for not moving onto the fourth grade. Parents of these children will be sent home a letter on Thursday detailing the reading intervention that their child needs. (September 23, 2014, Page 1)

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