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  • National English Honor Society visits Jenner's Pond

    On February 17, six members of the Oxford Area High School chapter of National English Honor Society visited residents of the Jenner's Pond Retirement Community. The students read poems by famous Black authors and others in honor of Black History Month.

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  • Fulton Bank donates to strings program

    Fulton Bank recently presented a donation to the Oxford Area School District’s elementary school strings program. The $5,000 donation was made through the Oxford Educational Foundation (OEF) and the state Educational Investment Tax Credit Program (EITCP), which is designed to encourage banks and other business institutions to support education by providing tax credits based on the amount of gifts made to Pennsylvania schools. Now in its second year, the strings component expands the district’s band curriculum to an orchestra program with the addition of violin, cello and bass instruction in grades three and four. The strings program was established with support from the Oxford Educational Foundation, and is designed to expand to additional grade levels in the future. “Where many school districts are cutting back in the arts, Oxford Area School District has always kept the arts on the forefront, and programs like the EITCP help make that possible,” said OEF Executive Director Dr. Raymond Fischer. For over a decade, OEF has served as a state-approved Educational Improvement Organization, making the foundation eligible for gifts through EITCP.

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  • District students, staff brighten holidays for others

    Students and staff in the Oxford Area School District worked collaboratively during limited in-person time to make the holidays brighter for others in their community.

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  • OAHS NHS chapter inducts new members

    Forty-eight Oxford Area High School students were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society (NHS) in the organization’s first-ever virtual ceremony on November 19. Members are evaluated and selected based on requirements of maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. "National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community,” said Michele Brooks, chapter co-adviser. Co-adviser Suzy Liljestrand added, “We are very proud to recognize these outstanding members of our student body. This year in particular, they have shown extraordinary dedication in spite of very difficult circumstances." Each year the Oxford NHS chapter sponsors several service projects for the school and community which in the last few years have included Red Cross Blood Drives, the high school's annual Holiday Festival for area families, tutoring, and a Mini-thon for cancer research. NHS ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. There are chapters in more than 16,000 high schools and, since 1921, millions of students have been selected for membership. Millions of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to senior members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals. "Our members would not be able to be the extraordinary people they are without the help of others," said Mrs. Brooks. "We would like to recognize the parents, family members, teachers, club advisors, coaches, administrators, school board members, community leaders and partners who have made the induction process possible and enabled our students to flourish academically and through civic duty in our school and community." The new NHS inductees are Taylor Alleman, Madison Baumgardner, Juliana Beckson, Megan Berg, Miranda Berg, Marissa Berg, Matthew Blair, Gabrielle

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  • OAHS junior named Air Force JROTC Cadet of the Month

    Oxford Area High School junior Laura Kister, daughter of Linette and Shawn Kister, was selected as Air Force Junior ROTC PA-771 September Cadet of the Month. "Laura really stepped up, volunteering to be Flight Sergeant where she takes attendance and often leads the class in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance," said James E. Turnbull, Lt. Col. (Ret.), U.S. Air Force, and Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for the AFJROTC program based at Coatesville Area High School. "Laura regularly comes out to Coatesville to learn and practice drill, and she recently led a contingent of new cadets in a color guard event at a virtual drill competition. She also joined our marksmanship team. "Laura has been a great addition to our JROTC program and has shown great leadership skills from Day 1." The 2020-21 school year is the first that OAHS students have the opportunity to participate in the Air Force Junior ROTC program.

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