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AnComm expands services

The AnComm Talk-About-It program, aweb-and text-based program to allow students to anonymously talk about issues, has continued to grow in popularity among middle and high schools throughout the country. Now, thanks to a partnership with the Mississippi Department of Health, the program is available to anyone in the state, although the hope is that it gives teens an opportunity to reach out to a trained counselor. (May 6, 2010, Page 5)

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    Using words as weapons

    Bullycide is an ongoing problem in middle and high schools today. Hear one local girl’s story of how she overcame the bullying and what local districts are doing to help prevent suicide and bullying. (May 6, 2010, Page 1, 5)

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      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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