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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
- 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
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)
BREAKING NEWS — The Planning Commission on Monday night approved rezoning changes to the over 500 acre Oxford Commons to allow for a potential healthcare location and potential school zone. While developer Kenny Farrell said both Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi and Oxford School District were considering the locations, they were in no way confirmed but were one of several sites being considered for both major projects. (October 11, 2010)
A town hall meeting to discuss the upcoming Oxford School District Bond referendum will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Oxford High School Cafeteria. This will be the only town hall meeting set before the Oct. 26 vote for $30 million in bonds to renovate local schools and build a new high school. (October 11, 2010, Page 1, 5a)