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Opening Day

District welcomes back teachers and staff members

The Oxford Area School District welcomed back all teachers and staff members on August 21, officially kicking off the 2019-20 school year. For the seventh year in a row, to show their appreciation for the excellence and dedication of Oxford's teachers and staff, administrators and school board members manned the counters in the Oxford Area High School cafeteria during a special breakfast on August 22, serving up a delicious start to the school year. The breakfast was followed by presentations by Superintendent David Woods, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Margaret Billings-Jones and several representatives of organizations who in partnership with the district continually see to it that Oxford's children will spend each day learning in the best possible environment.

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Serving scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast and hash browns are, from left, Oxford Area Board of School Directors Vice-President Mark Patterson, Hopewell Elementary School Assistant Principal Jason Soule and Elk Ridge Elementary School Principal Herbert Hayes. 

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Serving from left are Penn's Grove School Assistant Principal Kristen Chastain and Principal Tami Motes, Oxford Area High School Assistant Principal Dana Douglas and Penn's Grove Assistant Principal Mark DeEmilio.

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From left are School Board Member Robert Tenga, Oxford Area High School Principal James Canaday, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Hayes and Board President Joseph Tighe.

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Mr. Hayes, Mr. Tighe and School Board Member Kristen Dean.

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Behind the counter are Mr. Canaday and OASD Director of Human Resources Michael Garrison.

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Serving from left are Oxford Area High School Assistant Principal Andrew Wendle, Hopewell Elementary School Principal Dr. Nicole Addis, OASD Director of Special Education Dr. Chad Kinsey and Oxford Area High School Assistant Principal Matthew Hovanec.

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From left are Mr. Wendle, Dr. Addis, Mr. Soule, OASD Supervisor of Elementary Special Education Dr. Christopher Garchinsky and Dr. Kinsey.

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Serving from left are Jordan Bank Elementary School Principal Dr. David Hamburg, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Margaret Billings-Jones and Mr. Patterson.

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Mr. Patterson, Dr. Billings-Jones, Mr. Canaday and School Board Member Jenifer Warren.

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Mr. Tenga and OASD Supervisor of Secondary Special Education Rich Weber.

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Superintendent David Woods (second from left) and the rest of the morning's servers.