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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 September 23rd
1889: Walter Lippmann, journalist, one of the founders of The New Republic Magazine in 1914.
1889: Louise Nevelson, sculptor.
1915: Clifford G. Shull, physicist, improved techniques for exploring the atomic structure of matter.
1926: John Coltrane, influential jazz saxaphonist.
1930: Ray Charles, rhythm 'n' blues piano player and singer.
September 23rd
in history
1561: Philip II of Spain gives orders to halt colonizing efforts in Florida.
1577: William of Orange makes his triumphant entry into Brussels, Belgium.
1667: Slaves in Virginia are banned from obtaining their freedom by converting to Christianity.
1739: The Austrians sign the Treaty of Belgrade after having lost the city to the Turks.
1779: The American navy under John Paul Jones, commanding from Bonhomme Richard, defeats and captures the British man-of-war Serapis.The Medal of Honor was not always awarded for 'courage above and beyond' the call of duty.