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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 August 2nd
1820: John Tyndall, British physicist and the first scientist to show why the sky is blue.
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
August 2nd
in history
1914: Germany invades Luxembourg.
1918: A British force lands in Archangel, Russia, to support White Russian opposition to the Bolsheviks.
1923: Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes president upon the death of Warren G. Harding.
1934: German President Paul von Hindenburg dies and Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor.
1943: Lt. John F. Kennedy, towing an injured sailor, swims to a small island in the Solomon Islands. The night before, his boat, PT-109, had been split in half by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.