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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Della Davidson Elementary School

DDES promotes healthy eating with Rainbow Day

Della Davidson Elementary School students were encouraged to use the new salad bar during Good Food for Oxford Schools’ promotional “Rainbow Day” on Tuesday. (March 22, 2015, Page 4C)

DDES raises $38,000 toward playground renovations

When the Della Davidson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization voiced the need to raise $30,000 to update their playground, the Oxford community stepped up to the plate and more by exceeding the goal and raising nearly $38,000. (March 8, 2015, Page C4)

DDES helps Siri help others

Fourth-grade students at Della Davidson Elementary School recently found a way to improve the way they learn math by using a popular iPhone feature called Siri. And in the process, they talked with Siri co-founder Adam Cherey and are now working with him to improve Siri’s software and programming. (February 24, 2015, Page 1)

We need to help our schools help our children

Almost one-third of the third-graders at Della Davidson Elementary School have, through preliminary assessment, been shown to be at some risk of not passing the spring assessment test of their reading ability to allow them to move on to the fourth grade. Our View expresses concern about these numbers and urges all parents and caregivers to do their part to help with the extra measures the local schools are taking to help our young students. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

4th-graders learn how to apply science while having fun

Della Davison’s fourth-grade class learn about science while building and shooting off rockets. (May 17, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)

Della Davidson Book Fair

Della Davidson’s Square Books Junior Book Fair will be Sunday through Thursday. A special event will be held at Square Books Junior on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Della Day, 20 percent of all purchases will go to Della Davidson Elementary School if you identify yourself as a Della Book Fair shopper. Family night at Della Book Fair will be Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Della Davidson library. Free gift wrapping will be available at all events. Refreshments will also be provided. Regular fair hours at the school will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday next week. (November 5, 2010)

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)

Keeping gangs at bay

When does wannabe youth gang activity turn into actual gang activity? That’s a question the Oxford School District hopes to never have to answer as it continues to remain vigilant each year to keep such issues minimal in the community. But, like every public school in the country, the district does see its share of students fascinated by gang culture.

Earlier this winter, a situation occurred at Della Davidson Elementary School in which individual fourth- and fifth-graders called themselves members of two gangs. They also, reportedly, used tactics to bully other students. (March 22, 2010, Page 1)

Tough love in the classroom

A CONVERSATION WITH… — Mary Johnson cares so much, she’ll do whatever it takes to make sure the children in her stead care, too. At 70, she’s been retired from the classroom for four years but still substitutes at Oxford and Della Davidson elementary schools. (February 18, 2010, Page 3)

A young salesman scores big

A CONVERSATION WITH… — Fifth-grader Carter Diggs is not necessarily interested in a career in sales, but you might want to put him on your future to-hire list just in case. He sold a whopping $3,000 worth of popcorn and magazines in a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts, earning himself some choice prizes including a flat-screen TV. (February 11, 2010, Page 3)

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