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Kim Stasny

What we want in school leader

About 15 people gathered at Oxford High School Thursday evening to discuss what qualifications and criteria they’d like to see in a new superintendent. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

Martin completes first year at OHS

The final in an occasional series following the first year of Oxford High School Principal Mike Martin concludes with lessons learned and the biggest challenges. (June 21, 2011, Page 5)

Local high schools graduate hundreds

Lafayette and Oxford High Schools held their graduation ceremonies last weekend with both having student speakers that noted a serious theme: the fragile nature of life and the importance of making the most of the brief time they have. (May 23, 2011, Page 1,)

City schools make administrative changes

A new special ed director and other changes were made by the Oxford School Board last week. Patricia E. Austin will now serve as the special education director for the district. Brian Harvey was named 2011-2012 interim superintendent and other administrators were also promoted. (May 17, 2011, Page 8)

Stasny’s life recalled

The community remembered the legacy of Oxford School District Superintendent Kim Stasny, 55, on Friday at a special service at the Oxford-University Methodist Church. (May 9, 2011, Page 1A)

OHS baseball team to honor Stasny

The Oxford baseball will honor former superintendent Dr. Kim Stasny before tonight’s Class 5A playoff series opener against Neshoba Central. Stasny passed away on Wednesday after suffering complications from a brain tumor. The team will wear “KS” patches on their uniforms over the weekend, while fans will receive “KS” stickers. A moment of silence will also be observed before the game at Edwin Moak Field. First pitch in the series is set to begin tonight at 6. The second game in the series will be played on Saturday in Philadelphia at 2 p.m. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 6A)

City school leader dead at 55

Kim Myrick Stasny, 55, died Wednesday evening at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after complications from a brain tumor.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oxford University United Methodist Church with a service to follow at 3.

Bramlett and Oxford Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:40 and the remainder of the schools will dismiss at 2.
(more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford superintendent takes medical leave

Superintendent Kim Stasny will be out off the office for the next two months while dealing with a brain tumor. Assistant Superintendent Brian Harvey will be in charge. (April 20, 2011, Page 2A)

Sex ed classes required in 2012

Gov. Haley Barbour recently signed into effect HB 999 which requires schools to teach abstinence or abstinence plus programs at all districts. Oxford and Lafayette will soon be preparing what program they will teach. (April 5, 2011, Page 1B)

New OHS plans approved

Construction can now begin on the $30 million new Oxford High School after the city planning commission approved the site plan on Tuesday.

For video of architect Michael Jones, click here. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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