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September 20, 2012

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community.

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community. According to an Oxford Eagle article, Diana Wells, a parent of a Lafayette Elementary School kindergartener, claimed to see a bus driver talking on her cell phone while children were on the bus. The consequences of bus drivers using their cell phones while driving children are discretionary and situational, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin.

September 11, 2012

While Oxford School District is one of the top school districts in the state of Mississippi, this year’s state test results were mixed, and steps to improve are underway for the coming year.

While Oxford School District is one of the top school districts in the state of Mississippi, this year’s state test results were mixed, and steps to improve are underway for the coming year. Marian Barksdale, president of the Oxford School Board, shared her thoughts on the state test results and explained the board’s plans for improvement. “We are pleased with some of the scores; we still have a lot of work to do,” Barksdale said.

May 2, 2012

The subject of this week’s article is a bit out of the ordinary. The plan was, in a nutshell, to travel to what used to be Nanih Waiya State Park and have a vision quest in an all-but-uncharted sacred cave that belongs to the Choctaw Nation.

February 29, 2012

Rick Santorum is a sick, sick man.

 

Rick Santorum is a sick, sick man.

Not sick in the head, mind you. Well, OK, he might be sick in the head. He does seem just a tad “dead on the inside” to me. But he’s definitely sick to his stomach. And I don’t think it’s because his sweater-vests are too tight.

February 27, 2012

Put yourself in the shoes of a new parent in Holly Springs just a few years ago.

 

Put yourself in the shoes of a new parent in Holly Springs just a few years ago.

As you start to think about the future of your child, you naturally begin to look around at the school systems.

Now, imagine your reaction when you begin to hear rumors that Galena Elementary School, the school your child will attend, is going be to shut down.

You’ve already begun thinking about moving, haven’t you? Well, exit out of Google Maps and take another look at the school.

January 29, 2012

University of Mississippi art students got the chance to bring their experiences to the Oxford community during Wintersession.
During the class, Art 398, known as service learning in arts, students paired with Oxford Elementary School students to create “Walls that Teach” in the school cafeteria.

University of Mississippi art students got the chance to bring their experiences to the Oxford community during Wintersession.
During the class, Art 398, known as service learning in arts, students paired with Oxford Elementary School students to create “Walls that Teach” in the school cafeteria.
Art sophomore Abigail Rapp, one of the participants of the Wintersession art class, said the project was a great experience for her.

November 15, 2011

The dean of the School of Education’s big dream comes in a small package — elementary school students.
David Rock hopes to open up a pre-K through fifth grade school, which he said would benefit both the local school districts and the School of Education.
Though it is still unclear where the initial funding to build the school would come from, funding to operate the school on a daily basis would be paid in part by local school districts and in part by the School of Education.  

October 18, 2011

 

Arianna entered my sixth-grade math classroom struggling with simple, basic computation, doing math on a second-grade level. 

Although her struggles sometimes discouraged her, I knew that she was eager to be challenged. Each day she began class wide-eyed, notepaper on desk and pencil in hand, but by the end of class she was withdrawn and defeated, no matter how much she tried to master the sixth-grade concepts.  It was obvious that low achievement had defined her in elementary school, even though she brought high hopes to middle school.

September 29, 2011

 

Since 2006 when Felipe Calderon became leader of Mexico, an estimated 40,000 people have been killed as a result of drug violence along the United States-Mexico border. 

In a recent bout of violence, a journalist was beheaded for the remarks she made on her weekly blog.

September 22, 2011

The city of Oxford voted to pass a bond this past October that would make a much-needed expansion to Oxford High School a reality.

“We have got to have the physical space for 1,200 students to go,” Oxford School District interim superintendent Brian Harvey said.

With an elementary school holding almost double the enrollment of the high school, according to the Oxford School District Enrollment Summary compiled on Aug. 24, the Oxford School Board is finally making room for the unavoidable growth.

September 14, 2011

 

Imagine being 16-years-old and having a degree in psychology and a plan to finish medical school in another two years; this would be an amazing accomplishment, to say the least. 

It’s a definite testament to the term “gifted.” But it’s also a fact that the public schools in Andrew Almazán’s hometown of Mexico City didn’t contribute much to his early success.

August 28, 2011

 

Hurricane Irene became the second hurricane to hit the Northeastern coast in the past decade on Saturday morning, affecting several Ole Miss stu- dents’ families.

 

Hurricane Irene became the second hurricane to hit the Northeastern coast in the past decade on Saturday morning, affecting several Ole Miss students’ families. 

August 23, 2011

In a world of technological advancement, we naturally look to replace outdated, obsolete traditions with newer ones to make our lives more convenient. 

 

In a world of technological advancement, we naturally look to replace outdated, obsolete traditions with newer ones to make our lives more convenient. 

June 15, 2011

 

The Oxford University School (OUS), a private elementary school in Oxford, recently reached a deal with an investment group to sell the school’s land, freeing the school from the approximately $1 million owed on the property. 

March 9, 2011

Adolf Hitler once said, “I do not see why man should not be as cruel as nature.” This should come as no surprise to any elementary school educated person, considering the fact that he was the leader of one of the largest known genocides to ever take place.

Adolf Hitler once said, “I do not see why man should not be as cruel as nature.” This should come as no surprise to any elementary school educated person, considering the fact that he was the leader of one of the largest known genocides to ever take place.

Many leaders throughout history have followed the idea Hitler produced in this quote. However, this past week, I became exposed to possibly one of the cruelest things any human could do.

February 17, 2011

The Oxford School District is moving forward with renovations on two of its schools.

The Oxford School District is moving forward with renovations on two of its schools.

As required by state law, the selling of $3 million bonds were advertised in the Oxford Eagle, but since no one filed a petition, the Oxford School District will follow through without a hearing.

The school board voted unanimously to use the bonds in the renovation of Della Davidson Elementary School and Oxford Middle School.

November 30, 2010

The Oxford School Board have selected the plot of land to construct the new high school.

The Oxford School Board have selected the plot of land to construct the new high school.

After searching several plots, 75 acres within the Oxford Commons Development off of Highway 7 North was selected to host the building.

The board has been assessing the sites based on topography, accessibility, location, utilities, storm water detention, appropriateness for a school, soil conditions, traffic flow, amount of land and cost according to a press release by the board.

November 15, 2010

I have always been an overachiever. 

 

I have always been an overachiever. 

 

That was quite clear from early on when I told my parents that I was going to invent a cure for cancer...in the third grade.

October 25, 2010

I read something pretty disturbing the other day.

I read something pretty disturbing the other day.

Apparently in New York, there is a spat between the Fox Network and Cablevision, a cable service provider. It has even gone so far as for Cablevision to stop broadcasting Fox’s content.

Now, this happens from time to time when networks and cable service providers fail to negotiate pricing for content.

Basically, what happens is an elementary school equivalent fight where only the consumer loses.

October 14, 2010

I did not grow up with a love for collegiate football.

 

I did not grow up with a love for collegiate football.

 

September 29, 2010

I have always been a closet nerd. 

 

I have always been a closet nerd. 

 

Well, now I’m coming out. 

September 17, 2010

When I think of recycling, I picture the blue or green bins where people put plastic or paper products, so needless to say, my idea of recycling is very limited to what I hear in the news or what I learned in my elementary school.

 

When I think of recycling, I picture the blue or green bins where people put plastic or paper products, so needless to say, my idea of recycling is very limited to what I hear in the news or what I learned in my elementary school.

 

September 15, 2010

The Tassels chapter of the University of Mississippi Mortar Board Honor Society was honored at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference in Chicago this July. The chapter was one of 77 chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, an award that is given to chapters that embody scholarship, leadership and service. 

 

The Tassels chapter of the University of Mississippi Mortar Board Honor Society was honored at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference in Chicago this July. The chapter was one of 77 chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, an award that is given to chapters that embody scholarship, leadership and service. 

July 12, 2010

Fall semester will prove to be a brand new year for north Mississippi students in regard to mathematics.

 

 

Fall semester will prove to be a brand new year for north Mississippi students in regard to mathematics.

 

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) recently conducted a two-week training course for middle school teachers.