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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 August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1781: The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
1813: Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims Alabama.
1860: The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.