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Don't be late! 'Alice in Wonderland' to hit OHS stage

A rabbit that talks, tea parties that never end, an invisible grinning cat and a deck of living playing cards with bad attitudes. It sounds like a bad acid trip from the 1960s, but it's actually a Western classic and it's going to be presented later this week by the Oxford High School Theater Company....more >>
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Leonard school pays tribute to, learns from veterans

Fifth-graders at Leonard Elementary took time off from their regular morning routine on Friday, Nov. 11 to honor and say thank you to local veterans for serving the United States. "Today, we are honored, especially since today is Veterans Day....more >>
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DECA project tackles 'disease of racism'

It's never to early in the morning to learn a valuable life lesson. Oxford High School students rolled out of bed and came in before school on Wed., Nov. 9, the school's scheduled late start day, to learn about the importance respecting each other's culture as part of a DECA presentation by members Leah Paul and Lindsey Keenist....more >>
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Choirs present Americana Concert

There was a nearly-capacity crowd at the high school's Fine Arts Center Thursday evening as the Oxford Middle School choirs presented their 9th Annual Americana Concert to honor area veterans....more >>
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Born August 28th
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.