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Parents provide laptops to students

Bailey Lake Elementary third-graders eyed the laptops waiting for their use on Sept. 19. The PTA raised enough money to purchase 18 laptops for the entire school to use. The laptops and a mobile cart arrived by Sept....more >>
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Here they come just a marchin' down the street!

You know the fall season has officially arrived when Oxford's Homecoming parade comes marching down the street. From the sights and sounds of the OHS band to the colorful floats created by spirited students, the Homecoming parade is the epitome of Small Town USA....more >>
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Can't hide that Wildcat pride!

Helen Smith, a 1952 OHS grad and athletic booster served as the parade's Grand Marshal....more >>

Laugh & Dash' to benefit dog rescue

The Oxford High School Theater Company is conducting its annual "Laugh & Dash" event on Sunday, Oct. 9 in downtown Oxford's Centennial Park. For a $25 fee, folks are invited to participate in either a 5-kilometer run or 1-mile walk....more >>
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District gets grant for Chinese program

Oxford Community Schools received another honor and grant for its Chinese efforts. The district announced it had been accepted as a member of the third cohort of schools in the Asia Society Confucius Classroom Network....more >>

School district hires 17 new teachers

It was a busy summer for Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Nancy Latowski as she hired 17 new teachers and professional staff into the Oxford Community Schools family. New staff members include: Maria Alvarez-Valero: A native of Mexico, Alvarez-Valero joins OCS as a new elementary Spanish teacher....more >>
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Fire up, Cats!

Nothing gets Oxford High School students fired up for the big Homecoming game like the annual pep assembly. The combination of wacky games, comedy skits and the cheerleaders' infectious spirit is a joy to be around....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1882: N.C. Wyeth, painter famous for his illustrations of Treasure Island and Robin Hood.
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
October 22nd
in history
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.
1964: Jean Paul Satre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1966: The Soviet Union launches Luna 12 for orbit around the moon