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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 22nd
1694: Philip Dormer Stanhope, statesman of letters.
1788: Theodore Hook, English novelist best known for Impromptu at Fulham.
1791: Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.
1885: Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
1902: John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
September 22nd
in history
1893: Bicycle makers Charles and Frank Duryea show off the first American automobile produced for sale to the public by taking it on a maiden run through the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts.
1906: Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia leave 21 people dead.
1914: The German cruiser Emden shells Madras, India, destroying 346,000 gallons of fuel and killing only five civilians. The exploits of a lone, resourceful cruiser caught world attention, established tactics for commerce raiding and gave tradition to a new navy.
1915: Xavier University, the first African-American Catholic college, opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1918: General Allenby leads the British army against the Turks, taking Haifa and Nazareth, Palestine.