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Oxford students honored Monday for high test scores

Eighteen Oxford School District students, in grades third through eighth, were honored during Monday night’s regular School Board meeting for obtaining the highest possible scores on the math section of the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2.

One student, Christi Forgette, achieved the highest possible score on the language arts portion of the test. She was in sixth grade at Oxford Middle School when she took the test in May.

Thirteen of the students attend Della Davidson, four are from Oxford Middle School and three are from Oxford Elementary. (November 9, 2010, Page 2)

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    Library, YAC team up for publishing project

    Local students have a chance to help write a novel this year as the Lafayette Oxford Public Library and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have teamed up to have a community-wide collaborative story.

    For more on the project, visit www.southernsketches.oxfordarts.com(November 9, 2010, Page 7)

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      Board clarifies bond issue details

      The Oxford School Board met Thursday during a special meeting to discuss publishing an ad in today’s edition of The Oxford EAGLE to address community concerns over the school district’s capital improvement plan.

      The school board approved to pay for an ad that ran on page 5A in today’s EAGLE using the school board’s individual funds, not through district funds. (November 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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        First nine weeks a modest success

        This is the second in an occasional series following the first year of the new Oxford High School principal, Mike Martin. Martin said while attendance is up and cell phone and bullying is down, he has a way to go in helping to improve classrooms. (November 2, 2010, Page 2)

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          LHS drama students take top honors in theater festival

          Two Lafayette High School theater students earned first-place honors in two categories at the recent Tennessee Williams Festival in Clarksdale. Rachel Whitehorn and Kana Carpenter took home the awards. (November 2, 2010, Page 6)

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            Honor rolls and education briefs

            • Lafayette Upper Elementary School and Lafayette High School released their first nine weeks honor rolls.
            • Della Davidson to host book fair
            • OMS choir fall concert set Nov. 11
            • OUS to honor veterans
            • LHS AFJROTC to offer turkey sales
            • OHS to stage “She Stoops to Conquer”
            • Red Cross teaches third-graders to be prepared with Pillowcase project
            • Wilson joins Phi Theta Kappa
            • UM Museum explores Greek drama
            • Sorority donates to breast cancer
            • GED testing set at NWCC
            • Brown scholarship recipient announced

             (November 2, 2010, Page 6, 7)

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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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