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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Education

School nurses step up

As Medicaid makes more cuts and medical care becomes increasingly more expensive for families, school nurses are finding themselves being the primary-care provider for many of Lafayette County’s students. During the Lafayette County School Board meeting Tuesday, school nurse Celia Roberts said she and fellow nurses are also dealing with mental illness in students in numbers they never did in years past. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

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    Community Help Day

    PHOTOS — Oxford High School sophomores took part in a Community Help Day at The Pantry last week. (March 2, 2010, Page 3)

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      Career day at LHS

      PHOTOS — Lafayette High School hosted a Career Day on Wednesday. (March 2, 2010, Page 7)

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        Fairy tale day

        PHOTOS — Willie Price Nursery School hosted a Fairy Tale Day on Friday. Teachers performed “Hansel and Gretel.” (March 2, 2010, Page 6)

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          LMS honor roll

          The second nine weeks Lafayette Middle School honor roll was recently announced. Students who received all A’s are listed on the principal’s list. Students who received all A’s and B’s are on the honor roll. For a full list of names, see The Oxford EAGLE’s Education page. (March 2, 2010, Page 6)

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            Dramatic ending?

            OXFORD GENERATIONS — The Lafayette School District may be facing budget cuts, but the drama program at Lafayette High School should be spared from the cutting block for the sake of students’ personal growth and development. LHS junior Lainey Mays makes the case based on her own experience in Drama Club. (February 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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              Gifted program IQ standard rises

              Oxford students are going to have to be a little smarter next year if they want to be labeled as “gifted.” The Oxford School Board has approved raising the IQ standard for the program from 120 to 125. School district officials say the change will help teachers better serve the district’s most gifted kids while also helping with overcrowding in those classrooms. (February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                FBI to hold citizens academy

                The FBI will hold a Citizen’s Academy in May for education, business, labor, media, minority, government, religious and community leaders in Oxford who are interested in federal law enforcement issues and challenges. (February 25, 2010, Page 1)

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                  OUS to remain open

                  Oxford University School appears to be in the clear as far as a foreclosure goes and intends to remain open. A group of concerned Oxford University School parents met with the board and headmaster Don Frazier along with Citizen’s Bank CEO and President Frank Sibley at the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday evening to clarify the recent news on the future of the school.

                   (February 25, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Lafayette names top teachers

                    Lafayette Upper Elementary School teacher Judy Bishop has been honored as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Fellow teachers taking the honors for their respective schools include Grace Brooks, Lafayette Elementary School; Penny Allen, Lafayette Middle School; and Joan Vaughn, Lafayette High School. (February 25, 2010)

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