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St. Joseph claims first at Destination Imagination Global

After sending five teams to the Destination Imagination Global Competition held May 23-26 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, St. Joseph School's middle school team came back with first place win in every category out of 1,275 teams around the world that competed....more >>

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New schedule for OMS this fall

Beginning in the fall, the Oxford Middle School will change to a modified block bell schedule. Middle school students will find their schedule reduced from seven to four classes per day....more >>
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Bench work brings learning

Two geometry classes at Renaissance High School put their knowledge to work as they created eight wooded benches. It started with Kathy Yeloushan, the school's grant writer, asking geometry teacher Sara Mastie what she would like to do....more >>
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Born August 28th
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).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
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.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.
1965: The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.