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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 September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
0: The town of Boston is founded by John Winthrop as an extension of the colony at Salem. It is named after the town of the same name in Lincolnshire, England.
1787: The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America.
1796: President George Washington delivers his Farewell Address to Congress before concluding his second term in office.When George Washington announced that he would retire from office he set the stage for the nation's first two party presidential campaign.
1862: The Battle of Antietam in Maryland, the bloodiest day in U.S. history, commences. Fighting in the corn field, Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge rages all day as the Union and Confederate armies suffer a combined 26,293 casualties. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.