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City OKs Foster to head tech school

During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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    OHS stages ‘Blood Brothers’

    Oxford High School drama students will stage the challenging musical, “Blood Brothers,” as their first play of the 2010-11 school year. The show opens tonight at the OHS auditorium at 7:30 and again Friday and Saturday at the same times. (September 23, 2010, Page 1)

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      Preparing tech school for the future

      Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology formed a new committee to consider curriculum changes to adapt to the 21st century and find ways to help students and local businesses and industry to develop new classes. The committee met for the first time on Tuesday. (September 22, 2010, Page 1, 3)

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        Education briefs

        • Lafayette Middle school class builds future
        • Ashley White attends leadership program
        • Society of Professional Journalists win award
        • Meredith Cade Lesley receives scholarship
        • Americorps meeting set for Oct. 5
        • GED testing offered at NWCC
        • Oxford band boosters meet tonight
        • Lafayette Springs School Reunion set Oct. 2

         (September 21, 2010, Page 5)

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          11 local students named National Merit semifinalists

          Eleven local students, with nine of them from Oxford High School, were among the 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program this year. (September 21, 2010, Page 5)

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            OHS named star school

            Oxford High School was named a star school in the latest accountability rankings from the Mississippi Department of Education. Overall the local school districts fared about average on the state’s accountability rating system. Lafayette and Water Valley School Districts were listed as academic watch. (September 10, 2010, Page 1A)

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              County schools keep growing

              The number of students attending Lafayette County schools continues to grow, Superintendent Mike Foster said.

              Foster reported the early enrollment numbers Tuesday to the members of the Lafayette County School Board. The report notes the district has 65 more students this year compared to last school year. (September 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                City narrows sites for proposed high school

                The new high school location is down to two possible spaces from the original five that the Oxford School District originally considered. While the two sites were not made public at Tuesday’s Rotary Club, the district is moving closer in negotiations to picking the right spot. The school will be able to purchase the site if the new bond referendum passes on Oct. 26 with at least 60 percent of the vote. Voters will choose whether the district can have a $30 million dollar bond. (September 8, 2010, Page 3)

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                  Education briefs

                  • Tyler Jackson named All-American scholar
                  • Jun Ying named to dean’s list
                  • Bramlett names August Citizens of the Month
                  • Bell Hooks set as guest lecturer
                  • ICC sets training for health IT workforce
                  • Zell Long named head of Boys and Girls Clubs for North Mississippi
                  • GED testing set at NWCC

                   (September 7, 2010, Page 5)

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                    UM launches new counseling out-reach service

                    The new “Let’s Talk” program at Ole Miss began this semester to allow students to drop in without signing up to be able to talk to a counselor. The program allows counselors to be available at a variety of locations throughout campus Monday-Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. (September 7, 2010, Page 5)

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