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Traditional letter grades to be eliminated in elementary schools

ader Staff Writer When most people think of letter grades in school A, B, C, D, E and F typically come to mind, but what about M, P and I? Those are the new letter grades that will be given as a part of the new "standard based report cards," set to take effect in all the elementary schools, grades kindergarten through fifth, starting in the fall of 2014....more >>
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Oxford BPA sending 3 students to nationals

ader Editor Once again, Oxford High School's Business Professionals of America (BPA) students have earned the right to compete on the national stage. Three students Jon Doslak, Ryan Myers and Joe Sheppard are headed for BPA's National Leadership Conference May 8-12 in Orlando, Florida....more >>

Elementary schools to get wireless upgrade

With the use of grant money and bond money all of Oxford elementary schools are getting a wireless upgrade. The Oxford Community School's Board of Education approved $109,553 upgrade by a 6-0 vote, Trustee Bill Keenist was absent....more >>
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District hires intl. programs director

In a 6-0 vote on March 27 by the Oxford Community School's Board of Education, hired Chunchun Tang as the new "Director of International Programs" for Oxford schools. According to Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources Nancy Latowski, Tang "will provide communication services for the Chinese International Program between Chinese and host families, act as a liaison, organize activities and programs for the China students, serve as an interpreter for visitors and provide ESL (English as a second Language) support, among other duties....more >>
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Bridges students brighten nail salon with mural

While getting a pedicure at J.C. Nails in Oxford, Bridges English Teacher and Yearbook Adviser Aileen Myers was asked by owner Lena Nguyen if she knew anyone who knows how to paint....more >>
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Born September 2nd
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.
September 2nd
in history
1798: The Maltese people revolt against the French occupation, forcing the French troops to take refuge in the citadel of Valetta in Malta.
1870: Napoleon III capitulates to the Prussians at Sedan, France.
1885: In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.
1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.