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Education briefs

  • Bramlett Elementary Citizens of the month for April were announced.
  • A physics show is on April 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fulton Chapel at the University of Mississippi. For questions, contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 915-7428.
  • The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $1,998,000 in funding for the University of Mississippi.
  • The Della Davidson Elementary School library is among the 4,000 libraries selected to receive the We the People “More Perfect Union” Bookshelf.
  • Jun Ying of Oxford was named to the dean’s list at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Oxford High School Theatre Department will stage “Rumors” Thursday through Saturday.
  • Steer Raffle set April 22 for the Lafayette Future Farmers of America.
  • Walking Wednesdays continue tomorrow.
  • Black Jack School Reunion set for April 24

 (April 13, 2010, Page 6A-7A)

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    Up in the air!

    PHOTOS — Della Davidson INSIGHTS students launched rockets Tuesday morning and measured the trajectory of the flights. (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Leaping back to the ’80s

      Leap Frog, started as an outreach program at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and now a nonprofit organization serving more than 90 first- and second-grade students, will be taking on some time travel in its upcoming fundraiser, an April 29 “Leap Back in time ’80s Prom Bash.” (April 12, 2010, Page 3A)

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        County schools prepare for cuts

        The Lafayette County School District voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a Staff Reduction in Force policy that outlines how the district should handle any wide-spread layoffs of licensed employees in the district. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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          OHS National Merit finalists

          Six Oxford High School seniors, Cathy Chen, Felicity Flesher, Tom Lutken, Jillian Mattern, Alex Mullen, and Susanna Rychlak, are among 15,000 students chosen as National Merit Finalists. Each are in the running to receive one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 scholarships or one of 6,000 other scholarships. (April 6, 2010, Page 6)

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            Education briefs

            In Education Briefs:
            • Lafayette High School student Ann-Marie Herod has been accepted into the Mississippi School for the Arts in theatre.
            • Bramlett Elementary School’s First Grade teachers celebrated first grade students Accelerated Reading quiz challenge requiring their teachers to dance the Macarena, The Chicken Dance and a few others.
            • Students showed exemplary behavior and citizenship for the month of March at Oxford Elementary.  Students were awarded certificates, ribbons, and a special treat at lunch.
            • Students are on the Headmaster’s List and Honor Roll for Oxford University School.
            • “The Charger” newspaper has received a Silver Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association based at Columbia University in New York City.

             (April 6, 2010, Page 7)

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              LES students learn about environment

              Lafayette Elementary School students had a chance to learn about being “green” during a fun hour of activities outside their school Friday. The Students for a Green Campus, a student-led organization focused on promoting the University of Mississippi Green Initiative, organized a Green Field Day at LES. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)

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                OHS honored at MSPA

                Oxford High School Charger newspaper student editor Cathy Chen took home the Editor of the Year award and OHS Principal Bill Hovious was named the Administrator of the Year  at this year’s Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Awards. The school earned several other honors at the annual event held last week at the University of Mississippi. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)

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                  Young scientists shine at Regional Fair

                  Local students swept the Regional Science Fair last week at the University of Mississippi, with Della Davidson Elementary taking the Best School in Show award along with 15 awards for individual students. (March 30, 2010, Page 14)

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                    City schools map future

                    If Oxford school administrators have their way, construction on a new high school could begin next year.
                    The new high school is just one of several building projects city school leaders are considering to keep up with the growing number of students in the district.
                    The Oxford School Board approved its 10-year capital improvement plan at Monday’s meeting. The plan is essentially a wish list of building needs that school administrators believe the district will need over the next decade.

                     (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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