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Schools detail $54M plan

By 2017 the Oxford School District plans to have completed a massive $54 million renovation and expansion of nearly all of its facilities. School officials unveiled the details of its capital improvement plan at a special meeting held Thursday, just two days after voters approved a $30 million bond referendum. School officials plan to add another $24 million to the bond money to accomplish their ambitious building program. (October 29, 2010, Page 1, 11A)

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    Voters OK school bond

    The $30 million bond issue for the Oxford School District passed by receiving 68 percent of the vote Tuesday. The referendum needed 60 percent for passage. The bonds will be used to build a new high school and improve the other schools in the district to handle the growing student population. (October 26, 2010, Page 1, 2)

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      OPD SWAT team on target

      Being a sniper is generally not a qualification to be a school resource officer. However, Oxford High School’s Capt. Philip Zampella says it makes him a better policeman.

      Zampella and OPD officer Sean Eyler took fourth place in the Mississippi Tactical Officers Association SWAT training in Meridian earlier this month. About 18 teams from around the state competed in the sniper shooting and entry competitions. Zampella and Eyler were two of six OPD SWAT teams members who attended and participated in the competition. The OPD SWAT team earned fifth place in the competition. (October 26, 2010, Page 1)

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        Oxford gets tough with bullies

        Oxford School District approved a new student bullying policy on Monday in correlation with the state Department of Education’s new focus on getting tough on bullies. (October 26, 2010, Page 1)

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          School bond vote set Tuesday

          For those living within the Oxford School District a vote Tuesday will determine the future educational opportunities for children in Oxford. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. voters can go to the Oxford Activity Center to vote yes or no on a $30 million bond to allow capital improvements for the district including a new high school.

          Superintendent Kim Stasny sat down with the EAGLE to answer questions about the bond issue.

          For the school district map, click here(October 25, 2010, Page 1, 8A)

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            State approves Tech changes

            A joint request by the Oxford and Lafayette County School District to make changes to the joint agreement for the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology was approved this morning by the State Board of Education. (October 22, 2010, Page 1)

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              Students prepare to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

              Next week students at local schools will be celebrate Red Ribbon week, the largest and oldest drug prevention program in the nation.

              At Oxford University School, students will celebrate all week by wearing red silly Bandz bracelets that spell “Rock” to represent OUS students making healthy choices. (October 19, 2010, Page 3)

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                UM fraternity feeds young students

                Alpha Tau Omega fraternity donated snacks for the Leap Frog kids for Mondays and Wednesdays after the non profit organization lost its snack sponsor. (October 12, 2010, Page 6)

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                  Education briefs

                  • Oxford named Lighthouse School Leader
                  • Trash becomes cash at Della
                  • MSA to host information event
                  • Square Toast for Scholarships set for Nov. 8
                  • Deadline set for ornament contest
                  • Essay winners announced
                  • LHS fields team for national cyber competition
                  • GED testing set at NWCC
                  • October is Head Start Awareness Month
                  • Oxford Middle School inducted BETA club

                   (October 12, 2010, Page 5, 6)

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                    Oxford University School seeks accreditation

                    Tommy Naron, the new headmaster at Oxford University School said he is excited to join the staff and help the school to the next level – such as working on gaining accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. (October 12, 2010, Page 5)

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