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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 October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1096: Seljuk Turks at Chivitot slaughter thousands of German crusaders. Taking Jerusalem.
1529: The Pope names Henry VIII of England Defender of the Faith after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.
1600: Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japan's most powerful warlord.
1790: The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
1805: Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory. Nelson and the Nile.