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Foster to retire next year

After serving the Lafayette County School District as its superintendent since 2002, Mike Foster will retire at the end of his term on Dec. 31, 2011.

Foster made the announcement Tuesday at the county school board meeting. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)

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    City schools select architect to build new high school

    Eley Guild Hardy Architects will be the official firm to build the new $31 million Oxford High School after the Oxford School Board approved them on Monday. A more official contract will be approved at the next meeting once fees are negotiated. (December 7, 2010, Page 5)

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      Education briefs

      • BES names Citizens of the Month
      • Chili for the Soul fundraiser set
      • LMS sets exam schedule
      • Patterson graduates
      • Walking Wednesdays Continues
      • OMS Chorus fundraiser underway
      • Grants available for school
      • Swindoll enters MSU Alumni Association
      • Venture Online hosts launch party for UM students
      • Lafayette Science Fair Winners

       (December 7, 2010, Page 6)

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        Education Briefs

        • Roberts completes Russian program
        • Walking Wednesdays Continue
        • OMS Chorus fundraiser continues
        • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Gives a Helping Hand

         (November 30, 2010, Page 6)

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          Broadcast program takes off at OHS

          Oxford High School students are now on the air with the new broadcast journalism program that began this year. The program is an initiative by the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association and the UM Meek School of Journalism and New Media. (November 30, 2010, Page 6)

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            Real world helps classroom

            Some teachers go into the workforce before entering the classroom and their experiences can help bring real world knowledge to the educational experience. (November 23, 2010, Page 6)

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              Education briefs

              • DDES Honor Roll
              • Barksdale named MSBA President
              • Woolworth wins poster contest
              • November Shining Stars
              • Sherman wins scholarship
              • Vorce earns scholarship

               (November 23, 2010, Page 7, 10)

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                City Schools get 75 acres

                Oxford School District will build a new $31 million high school near Della Davidson Elementary School in the Oxford Commons Area located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The school board approved a contract Wednesday to spend nearly $3.5 million for 75 acres and to extend Sisk Avenue. (November 18, 2010, Page 1)

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                  School Board OKs land deal

                  The Oxford School Board approved a $2.56 million land purchase contract this afternoon for 65 acres, or $39,500 per acre, with Thomas Webb Avent and Murray Avent for land in Oxford Commons, located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The land will be used as the site for the new high school. An additional 10 acres was donated by the Avents to the school district. An additional $913,500 will be paid by the district to extend Sisk Avenue 1,500 feet into the Oxford Commons development. See Thursday’s EAGLE for additional details on the land purchase. (November 17, 2010)

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                    Lafayette County students in the spirit of giving

                    Lafayette County School District adopted the Operation Christmas Child program this year with elementary schools students raising money for the program and Lafayette High School students collecting items for the shoeboxes. To donate, contact Mae Stone at 801-8511. (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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