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District honored for AP success

Accolades for Oxford Community Schools continue to grow as their name was found on the list of 2012-2013 AP (Advanced Placement) Achievement Districts from the College Board. Oxford is one of 539 school districts in the nation recognized by the College Board with a place on its AP District of the Year Awards: 3rd Annual Honor Roll for opening AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher....more >>
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Welcome to the rock!

Lakeville Elementary students were in awe of a new climbing rock wall as they entered the gym for a school assembly on Nov. 12 celebrating their fund-raising efforts during school's "Fun Run" in September....more >>
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Born September 18th
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
1951: Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
September 18th
in history
1911: Russian Premier Piotr Stolypin dies four days after being shot at the Kiev opera house by socialist lawyer Dimitri Bogroff.
1914: The Irish Home Rule Bill becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
1929: Charles Lindbergh takes off on a 10,000 mile air tour of South America.The 'mystery man' behind Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
1934: The League of Nations admits the Soviet Union.Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations.
1939: A German U-boat sinks the British aircraft carrier Courageous, killing 500 people.Captain Johnnie Walker, R.N., and the U-boat menace.