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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Oxford Elementary School

Hillmer returns to OES as principal

When Tamara Hillmer left Oxford Elementary School in 2008 after working there as the school’s first reading interventionist, she told the staff she’d be back. (January 14, 2015)

This week in Oxford history

Developers of what would eventually become Oxford Commons got their initial rezoning request approved by the Oxford Planning Commission this week back in 2002. And 66 years ago, Oxford was buzzing with the news that a film crew from Hollywood might be coming to town to film some scenes for a movie version of William Faulkner’s latest novel, “Intruder in the Dust.” (January 14, 2015, Page 1)

OSD discusses personnel matters in executive session: OES gets new principal

The Oxford School Board held a special meeting Wednesday in the conference room of the administrative office, but reportedly did not take any official action. (January 8, 2015)

Dads’ group offers exciting possibilities

It’s exciting to see the growth of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) at the local elementary schools, and we encourage others to get involved with this program that can prove valuable to our local education system. (November 6, 2014, Page 4A)

It’s time for a trip to the book fair

Hear about a book fair at your student’s school. We suggest dropping by; it’s a great way to support the schools and to help our students with their reading. (October 2, 2014, Page 4A)

Women of all ages find strength in group exercise

Kendall Gregory offers women a place to workout and get healthy in an open, diverse and women-only atmosphere. (June 10, 2011, Page 1B)

Letters to the Editor

Laura L. Bradley writes to tell of the Stone Glen neighborhood’s appreciation for Kenneth Mullin, while members of the Oxford Endowment for Public Education board write to thank the community for their support and list some of the projects that OEPE has funded recently. (May 5, 2011, Page 4)

Oxford’s first female police officer dies at 80

Martha Quay Barton Hudson, 80, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was Oxford’s first unofficial female police officer who worked on the Square doing traffic control when Oxford Elementary was located where the U.S. Federal Building now stands. (April 11, 2011, Page 2A)

Longer school year? Admirable but not feasible for all

Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a closer look at a recent appeal by President Obama to consider a longer school year to help with education in the United States. Discussions with former teachers and a current administrator show some of the concerns that educators and parents would have with the well-intentioned recommendation. (October 14, 2010, Page 4)

2nd-grader speaks 4 languages

Alexandra Timofte just completed second grade at Oxford Elementary School, learning English as her fourth language while visiting America with her parents. Vlad and Aida are visiting mathematics professors at the University of Mississippi. In her short time here, Alexandra has gone on to become an excellent chess player and will now compete at the Susan Polgar Girl’s Invitational on July 25-30. (June 1, 2010, Page 6a)

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