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Cadet training

Springfield Plains Elementary third-graders were put to the test by high school students in LEAD, IB and Teacher Cadets. Each went through six sessions to become a "soldier," learning life and leadership skills....more >>
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An evening of culture

Oxford High School kicked-off the year of the rabbit with a Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, February 7 at the OHS Performing Arts Center. Audience members spent the evening in awe as students from OHS and Oxford's sister school, Northeast Yucai School of Shenyang, China, showcased the many different styles of Chinese performance and visual art, including singing, dancing, art, drama and musical selections featuring the OHS band and choir in cooperation with a Chinese composer ....more >>
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Born August 31st
1870: Maria Montessori, educator and founder of the Montessori schools.
1885: Duboise Heyward, novelist, poet and dramatist best know for Porgy which was the basis for the opera Porgy and Bess.
1899: Lynn Riggs, writer, her book Green Grow the Lilacs was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein to become Oklahoma.
1903: Arthur Godfrey, radio and television personality.
1905: Sanford Meisner, influential acting teacher.
August 31st
in history
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1951: The 1st Marine Division begins its attack on Bloody Ridge in Korea. The four-day battle results in 2,700 Marine casualties.
1961: A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany, it will be called the Berlin wall.
1994: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces a complete cessation of military operations, opening the way to a political settlement in Ireland for the first time in a quarter of a century.