John Young, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Mississippi, has found with three years of research that Mississippi students are having more mental health struggles than peers nationwide. (January 25, 2011, Page 6)
The Oxford School Board approved the contract to purchase 75 acres of land for $3,481,000 near the Oxford Commons on Thursday. The city will purchase 65 acres and pay for the road development with the owners to donate an additional 10 acres. The closing date for the purchase is Wednesday. (January 21, 2011, Page 1A)
Several parents expressed their concerns Tuesday with Lafayette High School officials considering implementing a four-by-four block schedule next school year.
Lafayette County School Board officials were present at the meeting held at the Lafayette Middle School to hear the parents’ reactions and questions about the new class scheduling system.
Both Lafayette and Oxford School District have adjusted the calendar to make up for snow days this winter.
Oxford will now meet on April 25 and May 20 as well as a half day on May 23.
Lafayette will now meet on Feb. 21, May 23 and a 60 percent day on May 24. (January 18, 2011, Page 7)
The Oxford High School Theatre will present “Antigone” on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the OHS auditorium for $5 at the door. (January 11, 2011, Page 2)
- OHS Concert Choir performs at Disney
- Smith, Weeks obtain scholarships
- SAT offers welding class
- BES Citizens Announced
- Delta Sigma Theta makes donation
- Walking Wednesdays Continue
Regents of Oxford recently named Britt Dickens as the new headmaster for the school. Dickens has over 25 years in educational leadership and additional 10 in teaching K-12. (January 11, 2011, Page 5)
City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..
Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)
- December’s shining stars for Oxford Elementary announced
- VFW and Ladies Auxiliary to host youth winners
- NWCC spring registration wraps this week
- UM Museum brings visual art and composition together
Helping students learn proper typing skills is an important part of today’s curriculum in local elementary and middle schools. (January 4, 2011, Page 5)