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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 February 13th
1849: Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill's father and member of Parliament.
1873: Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer.
1892: Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic).
1902: Georges Simenon, novelist.
1910: William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.
February 13th
in history
167: Polycarp, a disciple of St. John and bishop of Smyrna, is martyred on the west coast of Asia Minor.
1542: Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.
1689: British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights.
1692: In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.
1862: The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.