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Education

City schools crack down on attendance

A new compulsory school attendance policy that follows state law will bring some significant changes to parents and students who miss more than 12 days in a school year. One of the options – Saturday school. (May 4, 2010, Page 6)

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    OUS to offer transitional first grade

    Oxford University School will be the first in the community to offer a transitional first-grade class for the 2010-2011 school year. The transition year, popular in many places, is for students whose birthdays fall near the school registration deadline and who may not have the emotional maturity to transition into a full-scale first-grade program. (May 4, 2010, Page 7)

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      Funds for Boys and Girls Club slashed

      The tight budget approved by state lawmakers this week eliminated a good percentage of Temporary Aid to Needy Families, or TANF, which is currently received through the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

      As a result, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mississippi, which receives grants through the program, may be in even more need of private sector financial assistance. (April 30, 2010, Page 5A)

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        Assistant principal to take reins at OHS

        With Oxford High School Principal Bill Hovious’ pending retirement at the end of the school year, the current assistant principal, Mike Martin, was named Thursday as his replacement for the 2010-2011 school year. (April 30, 2010, Page 5A)

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          Softball savings

          Despite initial estimates that a new softball field at Oxford High School would cost $1.2 million, bids on the project have come in at roughly half the cost. The Oxford School Board on Thursday approved the final two phases of the project for a total cost of $643,960. (April 30, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Helping garden values take root

            A CONVERSATION WITH — Principal Margaret Boyd enjoys sharing her longtime hobby of growing flowers and vegetables with children at Lafayette Elementary School. Recently, she had the opportunity to show kids how to plant vegetable seeds when the University of Mississippi’s Students for a Green Campus came out to host a Green Field Day for second graders. (April 29, 2010, Page 3)

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              OHS to host fifth Kayla Gala

              The fifth annual Kayla Gala, the Oxford High School Theater Department’s play benefiting the Kayla Sue Mize Endowment, will be held Friday through Sunday and feature the staging of “Almost, Maine.” (April 29, 2010, Page 1-5)

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                Atkinson named Lafayette’s Parent of the Year

                Running a photography business and raising four sons would be enough for most people, but for Lafayette School District Parent of the Year Brandall Atkinson, doing more to help her children’s school experience is just part of being a parent. (April 28, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Lafayette Elementary school carnival

                  PHOTOS — Students at Lafayette Elementary School took part in the school carnival Friday. (April 27, 2010, Page 7)

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                    Summer school sessions set at NWCC

                    Northwest Community College is offering two summer school terms this year, beginning on June 3 and ending on July 1. Registration is now open. For more information, contact the Registrar’s office at 662-562-3219. (April 27, 2010, Page 7)

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