Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared memories of covering the 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi when speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at the Overby Center on campus as part of the Society of Professional Journalists naming the school as its 100th National Historic Site in Journalism. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)
Skipping school or being tardy too often next year will come with some very real consequences if a new policy is approved by the Oxford School Board. A compulsory school attendance policy that follows state law will be voted on as soon as April 29. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
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)
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.
- 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
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)
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)
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)
- 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.