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Giving Santa a hand

Daniel Axford Elementary recently hosted a Santa Workshop event that gave kids the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for their parents, siblings and other relatives. The gymnasium was transformed into a marketplace as older students helped younger students sift through all the merchandise for the perfect presents....more >>
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District receives Confucius award

Oxford Community Schools (OCS) received praise from the Asia Society after being selected for the "2013 Confucius Classroom of the Year Award" from The Confucius Institute (Hanban)....more >>
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One leg, no limits

People are different on the outside, but inside, they're all the same and deserve to be treated equally and with respect. That was the main message of a special basketball game played at Oxford Middle School Friday morning....more >>
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Born February 27th
1910: Peter De Vries, writer, poetry editor (Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker).
1912: Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).
1917: John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
1930: Joanne Woodward, actress (Rachel, Rachel, The Three Faces of Eve).
1932: Elizabeth Taylor, actress (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
February 27th
in history
1531: German Protestants form the League of Schmalkalden to resist the power of the emperor.
1700: The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.
1814: Napoleon's Marshal Nicholas Oudinot is pushed back at Barsur-Aube by the Emperor's allied enemies shortly before his abdication.
1827: The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.
1864: The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.