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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 May 23rd
1810: Margaret Fuller, writer and critic.
1820: James Buchanan Eads, engineer of the Eads Bridge in St. Louis
1875: Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., president and chairman of the board for General Motors.
1891: Par Lagerkvist, Swedish writer (The Dwarf, Barabbas).
1908: John Bardeen, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.
May 23rd
in history
1618: The Thirty Years War begins.
1701: Captain William Kidd, the Scottish pirate, is hanged on the banks of the Thames.
1785: Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals.
1788: South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify U.S. Constitution.
1861: Pro-Union and pro-Confederate forces clash in western Virginia.