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Excel by 5

Excel by 5 Coalition to offer free kindergarten readiness workshop

The LOU Excel by 5 Coalition is holding a free workshop at 4:30 p.m.  on Tuesday at First Baptist Church where representatives from area elementary schools will discuss ways to make sure your child is ready for kindergarten. (February 24, 2014, Page 14)

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    Excel by 5 tweaks goals, priorities

    With Oxford being a certified child-friendly community, members of the LOU Excel by 5 coalition reached out to the community to gain insight on its long and short-term goals, it’s priority projects and brainstorm for new ideas during a town hall-style meeting Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. (October 23, 2013, Page 1)

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      Excel by 5 community celebration set for Saturday

      Excel by 5 is celebrating their recent certification with  public free party on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (July 26, 2013, Page 3A)

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        Excel by 5 program certified

        After a little less than 2 years, Lafayette County/Oxford is now an Excel by 5 certified community. (May 9, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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          Kids’ social, emotional needs a key to success

          Excel by 5 held a town all meeting on Tuesday to discuss the new programs to help children with their social and emotional needs. (April 24, 2013, Page 2)

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            Reading between the lines

            Columnist and Volunteer Oxford head Kelly Graeber writes about literacy and educational issues in our own backyards. (November 9, 2012, Page 2B)

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              Group IDs areas where kids need help

              Excel by Five released the results of its early development instrument survey on Thursday at its meeting. (November 9, 2012, Page 5A)

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                Excel by 5 meets with preschool professionals

                Excel by 5 committee on early care and education met with preschool directors on Tuesday as part of a series of certification meetings throughout the year. (September 26, 2012, Page 9)

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                  Kid’s health focus of fair

                  Almost 1,000 parents and children attended Saturday’s Children’s Health Fair at the Oxford Conference Center. More than 40 vendors provided arts and crafts, games and free giveaways to area children. (August 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    UM, MSU aid Excel by 5 effort

                    A new Family Resource Center is getting ready to open after the University of Mississippi donated space and MSU provided funds to help with pay for staff and to fill the office with resources. (June 28, 2012, Page 1)

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