Helping students learn proper typing skills is an important part of today’s curriculum in local elementary and middle schools. (January 4, 2011, Page 5)
With over $11,000 raised of the $20,000 needed to buy the Lafayette High School All-State champs their winning rings, Lafayette School District Athletic Director Jeff Nelson said he is thankful for how the entire community has come together to help celebrate these students. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)
While students, parents and staff of the Oxford School District celebrated after voters approved a $30 million bond for a new high school and massive capital improvement plan, students, parents and staff of the Lafayette County School District rejoiced over their football team winning the Class 4A state championship game.
Both events were the top news stories during a busy fourth quarter of 2010. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)
Oxford School District’s behaviorist analyst Denise Collier has been caring for two autistic teenage boys since their mother died in November. She’s hoping someone will step up to take at least the higher functioning boy into their home and become his foster parents before they are turned back over to the state on Jan. 4. (December 23, 2010, Page 1A)
Four local teachers are among the 120 from Mississippi that received National Board Certification this week. (December 17, 2010, Page 1A)
The College Board recently approved a new enhanced optional track for students planning to go to college while maintaining the current prep curriculum as the minimum requirements. (December 14, 2010, Page 2)
The new Oxford High School is now to set to open in fall 2013 rather than in January 2013 as noted earlier. The school board met with architect Michael Jones during a board meeting on Monday to discuss the construction process. (December 14, 2010, Page 1)
In a polling of the teachers at Lafayette High School, the majority are in favor of the school implementing a four-by-four block schedule.
Principal Rodney Flowers reported Tuesday to the Lafayette County School Board that 25 teachers polled support the change while four teachers were against moving to a block schedule. Eight teachers responded they were neutral about it and might be for it if they had more information.
Four-by-four block scheduling would allow for four, 94-minute periods instead of 7 periods a day. Each year-long class only meets for one semester and each semester class only meets for nine weeks. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)
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)
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)