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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 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
1876: The Ottomans inflict a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.
1882: The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.
1894: By an act of Congress, Labor Day is declared a national holiday.