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Friday, December 19, 2014

Excel by 5

Education briefs

  • ACT workshop set today
  • Excel by 5 celebrates 10th anniversary
  • OHS to receive Top Ten Teen Books
  • MSU dedicates building to former president

 (October 12, 2014, Page 6C)

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    Excel By 5 celebrates 10th anniversary

    The Excel By 5 program in Mississippi, celebrating its 10th anniversary, continues to grow with communities around the state working to gain the certified status that Lafayette County and 17 other sites around the state have attained. We applaud those who work with Excel By 5 for what it’s doing for the education of our young children. (October 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Community reading kickoff meeting Tuesday

      LOU Reads will host a community reading kick off Tuesday at the Oxford Chamber of Commerce. The group is dedicated to enforce reading proficiency in children. (September 29, 2014, Page 2)

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        Kids’ health fair returns

        Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi will host its annual children’s health fair August 23. Excel by 5 Coalition will be co-sponsoring the event and will have several booths dedicated to the wellbeing of children. (August 18, 2014, Page 1)

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          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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