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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 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
in history
1943: Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea. When Fred Avey joined Pappy Boyington's flock, he found himself among a pack of wolves in Black Sheep's clothing.
1944: British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.
1945: The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.
1951: The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.
1957: Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.