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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 June 30th
1911: Czeslaw Milosz, Polish poet and critic.
1917: Lena Horne, American singer.
1919: Susan Hayward, actress.
1926: Paul Berg, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist.
1932: Mongo Beti, novelist and political writer.
June 30th
in history
0: A mysterious explosion, possibly the result of a meteorite, levels thousands of trees in the Tunguska region of Siberia with a force approaching twenty megatons.
0: Adolf Hitler orders the purge of his own party in the Night of the Long Knives.
0: John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley demonstrate their invention, the transistor, for the first time.
0: Three Soviet cosmonauts die when their spacecreaft depressurizes during reentry.
1857: Charles Dickens reads from A Christmas Carol at St. Martin's Hall in London--his first public reading.