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Home needed for autistic orphaned teens

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)

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    Local teachers earn honors

    Four local teachers are among the 120 from Mississippi that received National Board Certification this week. (December 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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      College Prep Curriculum approved by state board

      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)

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        School building timeline revised

        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)

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          LHS moves closer to block schedule

          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)

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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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