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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 December 19th
1906: Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet General Secretary of the Communist party and President of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 until 1982.
1915: Edith Piaf, internationally famous French cabaret singer, best remembered for her songs La Vie en rose and Non, je ne regrette rein.
1933: Ciciely Tyson, actress, best remembered for her role in The Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman.
December 19th
in history
1942: The British advance 40 miles into Burma in a drive to oust the Japanese from the colony.Detachment 101 in Burma.
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, American troops begin pulling back from the twin Belgian cities of Krinkelt and Rocherath in front of the advancing German Army.
1945: Congress confirms Eleanor Roosevelt as U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
1950: The North Atlantic Council names General Dwight D. Eisenhower as supreme commander of Western European defense forces.
1959: Reputed to be the last civil war veteran, Walter Williams, dies at 117 in Houston.