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School district honored for music program

As an International Baccalaureate World School District, the Oxford Community Schools' curriculum is structured to make music an integral part of every student's life. It seems that structure has paid off since the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named Oxford schools one of America's 2014 "Best Communities for Music Education....more >>
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TORC wins second Chairman's Award

During their first competition of the season, Oxford High School's Robotics Team TORC, has already locked themselves in for a spot at the state competition on April 10-12 after winning the "Chairman's Award" at the Great Lakes Bay Region District, March 20-22....more >>

District expands Young Fives

Oxford Community Schools is looking to expand their Young Fives program from Daniel Axford to every elementary in the district this year, with the exception of Oxford Elementary, according to Dr. James Schwarz, assistant superintendent of curriculum & instruction....more >>

Free summer camp at OELC

The Oxford Early Learning Center's Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) summer camp is now available for free this year, due to an additional $3,600 per pupil funding being passed down by the state, which hadn't been given in the summer before according to OELC Director Washea Jackson....more >>
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Family fun done right in Leonard

Leonard Elementary held its annual spring fair Friday evening....more >>
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Born September 16th
1893: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925: Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925: B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1926: John Knowles, writer (A Separate Peace).
1950: Henry Louis Gates Jr., critic and scholar.
September 16th
in history
1945: Japan surrenders Hong Kong to Britain.RAF officer Aidan MacCarthy narrowly escaped the Nazis, spent three years in Japanese POW camps and survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
1950: The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur's troops heading south from Inchon.A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1972: South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army. Lessons learned in the savage 1972 Eastertide Offensive paid off at the Battle of Khafji almost two decades later.
1974: Limited amnesty is offered to Vietnam-era draft resisters who would now swear allegiance to the United States and perform two years of public service.
1975: Administrators for Rhodes Scholarships announce the decision to begin offering fellowships to women.