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Tech ed offers more than textbook info

Current and former students shared their thoughts on the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology with the tech advisory board who is tasked to give ideas to the school on how to make improvements. (February 2, 2011, Page 3)

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    Education briefs

    • Kyra McCarty makes honor roll
    • Ashley Cancer make dean’s list
    • NWCC art reviews scholarship portfolios
    • ICS pre-school applications open
    • Chelsea Peters makes honor roll

     (February 1, 2011, Page 6)

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      Local youth honored for strong character

      Two local teens were awarded Youth Character Awards during the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s annual awards banquet last night at the National Guard Armory. Receiving the awards were Mikayla Patterson, 13, and eighth-grader and Lafayette Middle School and Robert Liggins, 17, a junior at Oxford High School. (January 26, 2011, Page 2)

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        What does OHS need?

        A community meeting was held on Tuesday at Oxford High School to generate ideas from anyone with input into what the new Oxford High School may need. A survey is also available online until Monday at (January 26, 2011, Page 1)

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          OSD to host community meeting

          At 6 this evening the Oxford School Board will hold a community meeting to gather ideas about the new highschool. The meeting is set for the Oxford High School auditorium. (January 25, 2011, Page 3)

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            OHS theater students advance to regionals

            Oxford High School Theatre students will compete with “Antigone” at the regional level after coming in as runner up last week at the Mississippi Theatre Association competition in Tupelo. The students are also busy this week and next selling the special grand patron, patron and advertiser tickets. (January 25, 2011, Page 6)

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              Stress, mental health issues affect more students in state

              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)

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                City OKs land purchase for new high school

                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)

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                  Parents: Details needed on block schedule

                  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.

                   (January 19, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Make-up days set for snow days

                    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)

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