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District reviews safety procedures in light of Newtown shooting

Oxford Community School officials were deeply saddened by the school-shooting tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, according to Superintendent Dr. William Skilling "It's very difficult and even very emotional for me personally to see the faces of those young innocent children whose lives were taken for whatever reason," he said....more >>

IB accreditation continues to grow in Oxford Schools

Daniel Axford Elementary is the third school in the district to receive International Baccalaureate (IB) accreditation, along with Oxford High School and Oxford Elementary. "We're extremely pleased with the amount of work and effort the Daniel Axford staff has put into making this come into fruition," said James Schwarz, assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction....more >>
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DA/OES Fund Run raises $26K-plus

To celebrate raising over $26,000 through their Fund Run, Oxford Elementary School held an assembly on Dec. 18, which included teachers and a dunk tank. "This is the second year we've done the dunk tank," said OES Principal Jeff Brown....more >>
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Born March 5th
1824: James Merritt Ives, lithographer for Currier and Ives.
1853: Howard Pyle, writer and illustrator (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood).
1870: Frank Norris, novelist (McTeague, The Octopus).
1887: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazillian composer.
1938: Lynn Margulis, biologist.
March 5th
in history
1933: Hitler and Nationalist allies win the Reichstag majority. It will be the last free election in Germany until after World War II.
1943: In desperation due to war losses, fifteen and sixteen year olds are called up for military service in the German army.
1946: In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill tells a crowd that an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe].
1956: The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.
1969: Gustav Heinemann is elected West German President.