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Oxford High School

This week in Education

BRIEFS — Allyson Conley assists at the State Capitol; Oxford Middle and Oxford High schools have been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as Value Added Schools; Carolyn Carter, teacher at Lafayette Upper Elementary School, was awarded Math Model Classroom by the Renaissance Learning company; OHS English teachers tap student leaders to motivate their peers to become Shining Stars on the upcoming English Writing Assessment; Plans are being made for “Bringing It Back Home,” the OHS Class of 1990 20th reunion; Northwest Mississippi Community College is now offering GED classes at the Oxford WIN Job Center. (March 16, 2010, Page 1B)

Community Help Day

PHOTOS — Oxford High School sophomores took part in a Community Help Day at The Pantry last week. (March 2, 2010, Page 3)

Letters to the Editor

Jean M. Shaw of the Homeless Task Force thanks members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community for attending a meeting about the local homeless problem, while Oxford Lions Club treasurer John Mulkey asks the community to help the club raise funds for local members of the Mississippi Lions Club All-State Band who will be traveling to Australia this summer. (February 26, 2010, Page 4A)

Gifted program IQ standard rises

Oxford students are going to have to be a little smarter next year if they want to be labeled as “gifted.” The Oxford School Board has approved raising the IQ standard for the program from 120 to 125. School district officials say the change will help teachers better serve the district’s most gifted kids while also helping with overcrowding in those classrooms. (February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

Financial aid assistance program available Saturday

Although officially dubbed College Goal Sunday, on this Saturday, the University of Mississippi Financial Aid office will be available at Oxford High School to help families fill out their federal financial aid forms. (February 23, 2010, Page 7)

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)

Bonds enriches community through OHS musicals

Ava Bonds has been helping direct Oxford High School musicals for more than three decades, but this week’s presentation of “My Fair Lady” will be her final appearance as choral director since she’s retiring as a teacher this year. Cast members from the past comment on Bonds’ enthusiasm and inspiration that helped make the local high school musical a community project each winter. (February 10, 2010, Page 4)

Charger to Warhawk

Oxford senior offensive lineman Jon O. Fisher has signed a scholarship to play for Louisiana-Monroe. (February 3, 2010, Page 6)

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)

DeDe Fitts serves as an inspiration to many

OPINION – Longtime friend and Oxonian DeDe Fitts died early this week after an extended battle with cancer. Fitts’ death sparks pleasant memories of times spent with Fitts as well as bringing into focus the grieving process we all go through when losing a loved one. (January 13, 2010, Page 4)

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