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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 28th
1774: Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the first U.S.-born saint.
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
August 28th
in history
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.
1965: The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.