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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 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.
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1553: An invading French army is destroyed at the Battle of Marciano in Italy by an imperial army.
1589: During France's religious war, a fanatical monk stabs King Henry II to death.
1776: The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously to make the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document.
1802: Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Consul for Life by the French Senate after a plebiscite from the French people.
1819: The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.