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Local honor rolls

The Della Davidson Elementary School released the honor roll for third nine weeks. Students on the principal’s list received all A’s. Students on the honor roll received all A’s and B’s.

Oxford High School released its third nine weeks honor roll. Students with all A’s are on the principal’s list. Students with A’s and B’s are on the honor roll. (April 13, 2010, Page 7A-8A)

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    Students excel at Destination ImagiNation

    Della Davidson Elementary School took home two top prizes in the Mississippi Destination ImagiNation Tournament held March 27 in Columbus.

    The Oxford Eagles — Claire Stevens, Michaela Spillers, Ann Leigh Robbins and Addison Meadows — won the Breaking DI News competition, and the Wild Thangs — Add Kimbrell, Kevin Dao, Sara Caroline Bridgers, Anna Dennis, and Haley Caradine — won the Band Together Competition.

    The two teams will represent Mississippi in the Global Destination ImagiNation Finals being held on May 26-29 in Knoxville, Tenn.

     (April 13, 2010, Page 6A)

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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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