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23 DECA kids qualify for intl. competition

Twenty-three Oxford High School students are heading to Anaheim, California next month. But they're not going there to soak up the sunshine and party hard for spring break. They're going there to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference set for April 23-28....more >>
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Journey to the 'Secret Garden'

OHS brings musical to stage March 21-23

Oxford High School thespians will bring the "Secret Garden" musical to life Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23 at the high school's Fine Arts Center. The story begins in India as 11-year-old Mary Lennox wakes up to find everybody around her dead due to a cholera outbreak....more >>
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Clear Lake PTO buys 20 iPad Minis for kids

When Clear Lake Principal Bradley Bigelow showed up to Sarah Rosenthal's fourth-grade classroom with a large box, they knew they were getting a surprise, but they didn't know what....more >>

School district breaks down MEAP scores

Comparing this year's third-grade class MEAP scores to last year's results for that same grade doesn't make much sense, according to Leonard Elementary Principal Paul McDevitt. McDevitt used the example of his current third-grade daughter and second-grade son....more >>
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It's cool to wear a helmet!

All 351 second-graders in the Oxford school district got free helmets this week courtesy of United HealthCare Community Plan, Priority Health, McLaren Oakland and the Oxford Fire Department....more >>
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1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
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in history
1945: Japan signs the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.The International Military Tribunal for the Far East meted out justice to Japanese war criminals at locations throughout Asia.
1945: Vietnam declares its independence and Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaims himself its first president.
1956: Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton.
1963: Alabama Governor George Wallace calls state troopers to Tuskegee High School to prevent integration.
1975: Joseph W. Hatcher of Tallahassee, Florida, becomes the state's first African-American supreme court justice since Reconstruction.