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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Education

OIS Students named to All-State Choir

Oxford Intermediate School fifth-graders Emery Kate Schneider, Anna Walker and Mary Katherine Wilkinson’s love and talent for singing earned them three of the 171 spots available in the 2015 Mississippi All-State Honor Choir on March 22. (April 5, 2015, Page 4C)

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    Court orders new language for Initiative 42 alternative

    Adrian Shipman, an Oxford woman and mother of two children in the Oxford School District, won her appeal with the Hinds County Circuit Court to change the language in the Legislature’s alternative to Initiative 42. (April 3, 2015, Page 3A)

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      OSDF exceeds goal for O-bolt license tags

      Thanks to the hard work of the Oxford School District Foundation, Oxonians will likely see many cars riding around town representing the district with O-bolt tags.

      The OSDF recently announced that the goal of selling 300 car tags was exceeded, which means that the state will begin producing the OSD tags and Oxford residents can purchase them at the Chancery Building as early as July. (April 2, 2015, Page 12)

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        ’42 For Better Schools’ new name for Initiative 42 supporters

        Supporters of Initiative 42, which proposes to change the Mississippi Constitution to require the state to fully fund its share of K-12 schools’ budgets, have created the brand “42 For Better Schools” in hopes of educating voters about the importance of the initiative and the differences between it and the Legislature’s alternative. (April 2, 2015, Page 8)

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          OUS picks Arnold to head School

          At 68, William “Bill” Arnold thought retirement was a good thing. But the former accountant, consultant, business executive and Delta cotton farmer had an itch. (April 2, 2015, Page 1)

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            Attorney, on behalf of Legislature, files motion to dismiss Oxford mom’s appeal

            After Oxford mom Adrian Shipman filed a lawsuit against an alternative to the ballot measure Initiative 42, which proses to amend the Mississippi Constitution to require the state to fully fund its share of K-12 education, a Jackson-based attorney is defending the state’s decision. (March 31, 2015, Page 5)

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              OIS sixth-grader places 2nd in state geography bee

              Oxford Intermediate School’s sixth-grader Edmund Doerksen placed second in the 27th annual Mississippi Geographic Bee held this past weekend. (March 31, 2015)

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                Local schools work to keep absenteeism rates low

                In light of the Mississippi Department of Education’s recent report on chronic absenteeism, the Oxford EAGLE decided to take a look at student attendance within the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts. (March 29, 2015, Page 4C)

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                  OSD students to make up 2 days

                  Oxford School District students will only have to make two of the four days they missed due to winter weather, after receiving a waiver from the Mississippi Department of Education. (March 29, 2015, Page 3A)

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                    MDE meeting offers suggestions to help students with reading

                    The Mississippi Department of Education hosted a literacy meeting Monday to explain the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and share skills parents can use to help their children while reading at home. (March 25, 2015, Page 2)

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