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Skilling not worried about education legislation

While many school officials are in an uproar about a current group of bills in the current "lame duck" session of the state Legislature and future bills that could affect the scope of public education in schools K-12, Oxford Superintendent Dr....more >>

New MayMester is student-driven

Instead of getting graded to read a novel, how would you like to watch a movie and analyze it? How about doing yoga as opposed to sweating in gym class or playing a video game you created instead of writing a paper? Oxford High School's freshman, sophomores and juniors will get their chance with this year's MayMester, which begins May 13....more >>
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DA kids learn what local govt. does

Second-graders from Daniel Axford Elementary toured local government facilities last week to learn what services they provide to residents. They visited the village police department, fire department, public library, parks and recreation, and Oxford Elementary....more >>
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Smiles of the Week

Christmas came early to Clear Lake and Daniel Axford as the elementary schools played host to fun holiday activities Saturday morning. Parents and kids got to eat a delicious family breakfast, visit with Santa Claus, shop for cool gifts and make eye-catching holiday decorations to adorn their homes....more >>
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Born September 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1885: In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.
1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.
1915: Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.
1944: Troops of the U.S. First Army enter Belgium.More than 6,000 trucks of the Red Ball Express kept gasoline and other vital supplies rolling in as American troops and tanks pushed the Germans back toward their homeland.