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This week in Education

BRIEFS — University Museum’s early-release day program to teach first- through 12th-graders about world holidays; the Oxford School District is one of 25 mini-grant recipients from the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools; Science Saturdays continue at University Museum; locals named to Delta State honor roll. (January 19, 2010, Page 8)

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    Local student wins school-level round in National Geographic Bee

    Emma Herbst, a fourth-grade student at Della Davidson Elementary School, won the second-level competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. (January 19, 2010, Page 8)

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      Honor rolls

      Local students appear on honor rolls for Oxford University School, Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi. (January 19, 2010, Page 6-7)

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        Reality Fair, CHOICES program teach responsibility

        Students from Oxford Middle and High schools as well as Lafayette Middle School took part in programs this week aimed at helping them realize the importance of good grades in its impact on future career choices. (January 19, 2010, Page 6)

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          LMS receives new technology

          Some 240 students at Lafayette Middle School are getting to use special clickers to answer questions in class, while teachers are using wireless notepads to see whether students are getting the answers right. The new devices are part of a $4,000 grant from the Lafayette Endowment for Education. (January 19, 2010, Page 7)

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            Spelling it out

            Mark Zhao won the Oxford School District’s spelling bee at Oxford Middle School this morning, with Grace Turner and Megan Kennedy also making it to the final round. (January 15, 2010, Page 1)

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              City school leaders consider bond issue

              Oxford voters may be asked later this year to support a bond issue to pay for a new high school and other improvements to school facilities. A decision on whether a bond referendum will be needed to build a new high school for the Oxford School District could be decided by May. (January 13, 2010, Page 1)

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                This week in Education

                Broadis Lee Toles graduates; John Ray Simmons makes the Dean’s List; Holmes Community College names its Honor Roll. (January 12, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  OUS secures funds for new school

                  After a lengthy delay in financing, Oxford University School officials say construction will begin in two weeks on their new school. Although the school was not able to secure a bank loan, private investors in the community have come forward with the needed funds. (January 12, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    Top readers

                    The Kiwanis Club of Oxford donated three bikes to Lafayette Upper Elementary School for the most improved readers in third, fourth and fifth grades. The students that won the bikes were fifth grader Keontae Booker, fourth grader Kierra Bell and third grader Mariah Holland. (January 12, 2010, Page 2B)

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