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Crossing guard duty at issue

Last year's budget cuts still weighed heavily on the Board of Education's mind as it considered adding nine hours of crossing-guard duty per day. The final decision was to wait and see how much money and when they would receive the Education Job Fund before spending it....more >>
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Chinese delegates visit elementary schools

Oxford Community Schools hosted some special guests this week as Chinese delegates toured the district to study the American education system. Twenty-one representatives spent Monday, Dec....more >>

Next stop: Costa Rica!

Parents who are looking for an educational experience this summer for their eighth grade students should talk to Oxford Middle School teacher Jorge Gomez. Gomez, the eighth-grade Spanish teacher at OMS and Oxford High School science teacher Kelly Bollman will be heading up an educational field trip to Costa Rica from July 20-29, 2011....more >>
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Singing for seniors!

Second-graders from Daniel Axford Elementary boarded their big yellow bus Tuesday morning to bring some Christmas cheer to the senior citizens living at Independence Village of Waterstone....more >>
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Born February 9th
1871: Howard T. Ricketts, pathologist.
1874: Amy Lowell, poet.
1880: James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman's Daughter, The Crock of Gold).
1909: Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
1923: Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow).
February 9th
in history
1825: The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.
1861: Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1864: Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.
1904: Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers.
1909: France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.