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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 August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1904: Dublin's Abbey Theatre is founded, an outgrowth of the Irish Literary Theatre founded in 1899 by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory.
1908: The American Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to a warm welcome.
1913: 700 feet above Buc, France, parachutist Adolphe Pegond becomes the first person to jump from an airplane and land safely.
1914: Russia wins an early victory over Germany at Gumbinnen.
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.